A warm autumn breeze gliding in
In the distance a tailspin
Languid is Oscar’s theme
He awaits Juliet’s landing
Made to doubt where he is now
If he could just step back and swim
To bliss
Partnership

Warm autumn breeze gliding in
In the distance a tailspin
Languid is Oscar’s theme
He awaits Juliet’s landing
Snakes and snails and puppy dogs tails
Yes throw the reins over
You’re made with sugar and spice

Warm autumn breeze gliding in
In the distance a tailspin
Languid is Oscar’s theme
He awaits Juliet’s landing

Languid is Oscar’s theme
He awaits Juliet’s landing.


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    General CommentA warm autumn breeze gliding in
    In the distance a tailspin
    Languid as Oscar's theme
    He awaits Juliet's landing
    Made to doubt where he is now
    If he could just step back and swim
    To bliss
    Partnership

    Warm autumn breeze gliding in
    In the distance a tailspin
    Languid as Oscar's theme
    He awaits Juliet's landing
    Snakes and snails and puppy dogs tails
    Yes, throw the rice.
    Are they all made with sugar and spice?

    Warm autumn breeze gliding in
    In the distance a tailspin
    Languid as Oscar's theme
    He awaits Juliet's landing

    Languid as Oscar's theme
    He awaits Juliet's landing.

    I believe this is in reference to the song "No Other Love" from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical "Me & Juliet." Richard Rogers had written the music for an episode of "Victory at Sea" which was then set to new lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein for the musical. It is indeed languid lol.

    There is also a possibility of reference to the 1983 Russian attack on a Korean Airliner which was one of the tensest moments during the cold war. It was detailed in a 1989 TV movie entitled Tail Spin. The attack happened on Sept 1, 1983. "A warm AUTUMN breeze.." There was a great deal of controversy over whether it was an accident or if America was testing Russia's offensive capabilities or if it was an American espionage attempt. All 269 passengers were killed when the plane went down in the waters surrounding Moneron Island in the sea of Japan. i think that the reference might be used to illustrate the "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" philosophy, anthropomorphizing America and Russia into a man and woman in a relationship and taking the man's POV in that women aren't always made of "Sugar and Spice." Sometimes the man is left to "doubt just where he is" in a relationship where the woman has all the power. An idea that Tori herself has admitted to exploring on this record. Maybe girls are made of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails too, in some cases.
    TomSkanderon June 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove love love this song! Just as good as anything on the new album, if not better.

    I think the song is about a soldier named Oscar who realizes he is fighting in a war he no longer believes in. He hears the tailspin of helicopters around him, but can only think about his beloved Juliet back home.
    satur92002on May 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is insanely great.
    I'm not sure what does it means, because english is not my first language and there are some phrases which I don't get at first. But I guess satur92002 interpretation fits pretty much.
    SallieBon May 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMartian Studios where she records has a dog called Oscar, there's a polaroid snap of him somewhere... is it in the sleeve notes for AATS, I can't remember...
    Beautiful track, wish Tori would default to simple piano arrangements more often, it is where she excels...
    theboywhocanon June 17, 2010   Link

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