Little girl in your dress of snowy white
Get behind me, safe from creatures of the night
Long ago and far away, hunting my demons down
To make you a safer way, down
This dark and twisty road

Little girl, keep yourself upon the trail
If you stray, you'll become a cautionary tale
With these arms and with these fists, I'll keep you safe and sound
Through the forest and the mists, run down
This dark and twisty road.

Run little girl,
've got your back you're covered now
Go and run and hide yourself, you're safe
Run little girl,
've got your back you're covered now
Go and run and hide yourself, you're safe


Little girl, one day I'll give you away
Though I'll miss you, I can't ask you to stay
Your whole life until this day, I have protected you
If you'll need me on your way, I'll be around
This dark and twisty road

Run little girl,
've got your back you're covered now
Go and run and hide yourself, you're safe
Run little girl,
've got your back you're covered now
Go and run and hide yourself, you're safe


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  • +1
    Song MeaningAs with many of his lyrics, Robert draws heavily on his own relationships with his daughters; this song is about a father's life-long relationship with his daughter.

    At first, he is keeping her safe from the perils of growing up, but he begins to gradually let her walk on her own. Eventually, he lets almost completely go of her when she gets married, but reminds her that he is still her father and will always be around to offer guidance, advice and protection if she needs them.
    killernurdon May 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think this is a message to his daughter Isabella.
    MAFauston June 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of little red ridding hood
    not what it about (maybe)
    it's just what it reminds me of
    gabytalksaloton April 10, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about innocence(in this case the Little girl in the dress of snowy white) and protecting it. "If you stray, you'll become a cautionary tale" means that people who have lost their innocence (mainly children) are used as a tale to others to help them keep their innocence.
    However everyone gives up their innocence when they grow up, giving it away
    VergilSanguison April 30, 2011   Link

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