"Pick Pocket" as written by and Kate Marie Nash....
Picked you out my pocket, and you fell into the road
You asked me if I'd make it better
Asked me if we could grow old together
But you don't mean a thing to me
So I'll walk by quite happily
And now I guess that you've moved on as well

You took me to the bricks
You start to build a wall
Keep peace intact
Protect your family
Keep them from harm
Live peacefully, but they came crumbling down
The second you left town,
And now your family are gone, are gone

Understand me, take me, fully
Underground where I can not be found
Understand me, take me, fully
Underground where I can not be found

And a letter that you wrote
That had been stashed inside my wall
Telling me all about your life
It had been there for a quite a while
It skipped out certain chapters
That I thought had really mattered
And now I feel like I missed out

Out, baby out, get out of town
Baby out, baby out, get out
Baby out, baby out, get out of town
Before it catches up with you
And you cannot withstand
Before it catches up with you
And you cannot withstand
Before it catches up with you
And you cannot withstand


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"Pickpocket" as written by Kate Marie Nash

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    My InterpretationI have two possible interpretations of this song. The first is innocent enough. There's a guy in this girl's hometown that she has a brief thing with, but he wants something more serious than she's ready for so she dumps him. Then, later in her life, after she's moved away and lived somewhere else for a time, she comes back home, finds old letters he wrote her, and regrets letting him go.

    The second is that I think this song could be about an abortion. She has a relationship (or maybe just sex) with this guy and gets pregnant. He obviously is family-oriented (protect your family, keep them from harm, live peacefully, and he wants to grow old with her) and wants a traditional family life, but she doesn't, and she doesn't love him, so she terminates the pregnancy because she doesn't want to be bound to him and the traditional life that she'll have if she stays with him and has the kid. Then a while after that she finds old letters that he wrote her and regrets what she did. The only reason I went to the abortion idea is because of the repetition of "out, baby out, baby out." I also think that she doesn't tell him about the pregnancy or the abortion because of "before it catches up with you and you cannot withstand." She's afraid that he and everyone else will find out and she won't be able to withstand the way people will treat her after that and he won't be able to withstand the pain of knowing that she robbed him of the chance to be a father.

    I don't know; the second one might be a bit of a reach, but that's how I took it. Either way, I see this as a pretty sad song about regret.
    Poetica88on March 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAnd now I guess that you've, you've done aswell

    it's 'that you've moved on as well'
    thrwmyhrtawy.on April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPicked you out *a* pocket, and you fell into the road
    You asked me if I'd make it better
    You asked me if we could grow old together
    But you don't mean a thing to me
    So I'll walk by quite happily
    And now I guess that *you've moved on* as well

    You took me to the bricks
    You start to build a wall
    Keep peace intact
    Protect your family
    Keep them from harm and peacfully.
    but they came crumbling down
    The second you left town.
    And now your family are gone *all gone*

    Understand me, take me *fully*
    Underground where I can not be found
    Understand me, take me, *fully*
    Underground where I can not be found

    *and* letter that you wrote
    That had been stashed inside my wall
    Telling me all about your life
    *It had been there for quite a while*
    *it skipped out certain chapters
    That i thought had really mattered
    And now i feel like i missed out

    Out, baby out, get out of town
    Baby out, baby out, get out
    Baby out, baby out, get out of town
    Before it catches up with you
    And you cannot *withstand*
    Before it catches up with you
    And you cannot *withstand*
    Before it catches up with you
    And you cannot *withstand*
    thrwmyhrtawy.on April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentKate said that this song was about wanting to get out of town. She thinks. Haha.
    MayaMooon April 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKate said that this song was about wanting to get out of town. She thinks. Haha.
    MayaMooon April 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe said it's about wanting to get out of town? Then I don't really get the lyrics :D
    Firenon June 04, 2010   Link

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