It started slowly
First a finger, then a thumb
Matilda started disappearing
In front of everyone
No one noticed how translucent she becomes
As one by one

It started softly
First a fumble, then a kiss
In all his dreams he'd never seen
Perfection like this
No one noticed her hand tug at his
As one by one
The walkers left the park, and
One by one
The electric lights went dark, and
One by one
He buried her
Down in this hole
I've got nothing to fear
Somebody knows
That I'm hiding down here
If I wiggle my toes
They're gonna come find me
If I wiggle my toes
I'm gonna get free

It started slowly
Like a joining-up of dots
A doily on a doorstep and an
Empty cardboard box
That cry out your name as the final penny drops
As one by one
We called her name out loud, and
One by one
We strained to hear the sound, and
One by one
Our torch beams shone
Down in this hole
I've got nothing to fear
Somebody knows
That I'm hiding down here
If I wiggle my toes
They're gonna come find me
Somebody knows
That I'm under these stones
Gonna come find me


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Matilda song meanings
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    General CommentOoh, I love the Regina Spektor feel to this song. It's like a little poem.
    I'd say it's about abuse or an eating disorder. In either case everyone is blind to it until it's too late.
    mister care-too-muchon August 06, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI think that its about a girl ( Matilda) who is kidnapped from a park, raped, and in the end murdered:(
    First a finger and a thumb: could represent either a gun or being grabbed by someone
    Matilda started disappearing, no one noticed how translucent she'd become: meaning no one saw her being kidnapped
    first a fumble the a kiss, all his dreams he never had perfection like this: meaning that she was raped
    no one noticed her hand tug at his: meaning that she tried to get away or get someones help but she couldn't
    as one by one the walkers left the park, electric lights went dark: meaning her chances of getting help/surviving are getting lower as each person leaves and as the lights go out
    he buried her down in this hole: he thought he killed her so he buried her
    if i wiggle my toes there gonna come find me: meaning that she was buried alive
    like a joining up of dots: people are starting to realize that something is wrong
    we called her name out loud, strained to hear a sound: looking for her
    torch beams showed me down in this hole: they found her dead body
    jensenjenon March 03, 2013   Link

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