she was only ever passing through
she's only ever passing through
cartilage and sinew
was the name of her act

and it's true to love her is all i can do
in a world that's beaten everything black and blue

they holler silver jenny dollar

we're only ever passing through
we were only ever passing through
cartilage and sinew
was the name of her act

and it's true you'll notice it's all i can do
in a world that's beaten everything black and blue

they holler silver jenny dollar

the winter's over
the war is over
a parcel of land
men are scum, it's true
they love ya


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Silver Jenny Dollar song meanings
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    Lyric CorrectionI think the end is "a parcel of land / men are scum, it's true / they'll love ya."
    sommeilon May 12, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThis may never make it onto any of the web's myriad lyric sheets, but the name of the act is "Cartilage and Sinew". Listen closely.
    helloryanroseon May 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that he says "they holla silver jenny dollar" and not "they are the silver jenny dollar."
    ryman628on May 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with sommeil. the last line of the song is definitely "they'll love ya"
    Surlyglamrockon June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it is :
    "men are scum, it's true
    but I love ya".

    To me this makes more sense because he is comparing "men" in general to himself in particular. There's a pause after "it's true" which makes it make more sense that the next line is in opposition to the observation that "men are scum".

    I also guess that the "Parcel of land" might be a reference to the purchase of Manhattan from native americans for a few dollars? Thus "men are scum"..?
    john102105on July 12, 2016   Link

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