If I were a tailor I could make you a tie
If I were a baker I might bake those things you like
And I wouldn't mind taking my time

If I were your paper you could read me like a book
If I was your pen, then you could hold me in your hand
And I wouldn't mind you taking your time drawing the straight lines

If I were a snow plow I could plow a path to you
If I were a snow flake I would fall right next to you
And if I were your wood stove I could keep you warm at night
If I were the fire I could keep you warm all night
And I wouldn't mind taking my time
No I wouldn't mind taking my time for you


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    General CommentIt's just what it sounds like, a cute love song. I love this song, it's my favorite song off of the album.
    tigerfishyon February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI would like to think these lyrics are have been intentionally chosen, painstakingly crafted, and laden with scorching double entendre that masks vicious anger with cute nothings. I immediately liked (most of) Julie's songs, but interpreting her as a sevant lyricists makes her even better.

    Why a tie? A tie is worn around a neck...
    Why a baker? Well, this is the only line that I'm don't have any interpretation for.
    And I wouldn't mind taking my time? The subject does mind taking her time.

    If I were your paper you could read me like a book? Extreme sarcasm.
    If I was your pen, then you could hold me in your hand? An accusation of the opposite.
    And I wouldn't mind you taking your time drawing the straight lines? Straight lines, as in straight lines in the sand, and various other military/belligerence styled connotations.

    If I were a snow plow I could plow a path to you? You are so cold that I need a snow plow.
    If I were a snow flake I would fall right next to you? You are the winter.
    And if I were your wood stove I could keep you warm at night? Just setting up the next line, I believe.
    If I were the fire I could keep you warm all night? I am the fire and I will happy burn you.
    And I wouldn't mind taking my time? Literal, given the previous sentiments.
    No I wouldn't mind taking my time for you? Same.

    Hopefully people find this song as fascinating as I do.
    ElliotSmithFanon December 31, 2013   Link

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