How harsh the herald angels sing
I've been puking my guts all morning
Oh too bad the hex of unfairer sex
It's difficult and it's boring

I guess I just quit drinking
I guess I just quit smoking
I guess I'll need some names
Alvin, William and James
Doctor tell me you're joking

Take the bus to the free clinic on Clemens
With my headphones on, no music
Please don't sit next to me

Glad Lee, the cross-eyed bear
Walks into a bar
She says "you don't know how lucky you men are"
The tenants who live below me
They all pretend they don't know me
Cos they don't see a ring
Now they know everything
They whisper and don't "hello" me

But talk your shit, man, I don't care
It's blank for a boy but for a girl it's Claire


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    how harsh the herald angels sing
    I've been puking my guts all morning
    oh to bear the hex
    of unfairer sex
    it's difficult & it's boring

    I guess I just quit drinking
    I guess I just quit smoking
    guess I'll need some names
    Alan William or James
    doctor tell me you're joking

    I take the bus to the free clinic
    on Clemens with my headphones
    on & no music
    please don't sit next to me

    Glad Lee the Cross-Eyed Bear
    walks into a bar
    she says you don't know
    how lucky you men are

    the tenants who live below me
    they pretend they don't know me
    coz they don't see a ring
    now they know everything
    they whisper & don't hello me

    but talk your shit man I don't care
    it's _____ for a boy for a girl it's Claire
    voddoon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about an unexpected pregnancy, but not from the perspective of a couple, but rather a single female who 1) suffers morning sickness, 2) has to give up smoking and drinking 'for the baby', 3) doesn't quite know who the father is, Alan, William or James, 4) worries about what the neighbours will think shen they see her obviously pregnant and not wearing a wedding ring, and 5) hasn't thought of a name if the baby is a boy, but will call it Clare if it's a girl.

    As far as casiotone writing songs from the perspective of a woman, there's plenty of others of his songs as well.
    Meroon July 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningBlurb from the October 12, 2009 Daytrotter Session:
    "This song started as a modern day immaculate conception story, but I like that it also lends itself to a more general sort interpretation. I hope you like hymn puns."
    timesnewromanceon October 16, 2009   Link

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