"A Little Piece" as written by and Nikolas Stephan Kaloper Hayley Frances Mcglone....
There’s a cold, easy glow dancing over our street.
I could have chased it down.
I could’ve held your love,
But wouldn’t you think me weak?

Of all, I should know
How the streets come and go
When you chase the kaleidoscope dream, but,
Stranger, baby, always keep me in your sweet memory.

Biting cold, thrashing, scolding,
Drowned me under our street.
Perfect hips, perfect hips she was.
Perfect lips, pieces of your heart,
Splattered on the cliff.

We go home, watch a movie.
Tell me can you feel the beat?
Getting loose, getting loose she was,
Letting those feeling loose;
She was, becoming a monster.

She drew the line in the mind.
She was not holding on.

And have you been through the sea, on the night?
Hold me tight. Babe, we’ve got it.
And did you find that you’d like a little
Piece of cherry pie, hot from the oven?

The oven?

And it was "who let the girl out",
Let the dog out "let the girl out",
Don’t you miss me the way I miss you?

Sailor, Sailor, Sailor,
I’m sending birds to watch over you.
And when you see Honah Lee is a lie,
Hold me tight. Babe, we’ve got it.

All you need, honestly,
A little piece of cherry pie,
Hot from the oven.

On your knees, face me, cherry pie, baby.
On your knees, face me, cherry pie, baby.


Lyrics submitted by Fictionalhead, edited by culprit

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    General CommentPersonally, I find that this song has very strong lesbian connotations. Like, whoa. Whenever I hear this song, neon signs pop up everywhere in my head.

    Do these lines sound even a little euphemistic to anyone else?

    "We go home, watch a movie.
    Tell me can you feel the beat?
    Getting loose, getting loose she was,
    Letting those feeling loose;
    She was, becoming a monster."

    and

    "On your knees, face me, cherry pie, baby."

    Also, I absolutely love the way she sings "splattered on the cliff", "let the dog out (in?)" and "I'm sending birds to watch over you". It's amazing.
    Almondyon April 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHey, your lyrics sound right. At least that's how I would have transcribed it too. But the band's posted up a copy of the lyrics on the forum and they're like so:

    There’s a cold, easy glow dancing over our street.
    I could have chased it down.
    I could’ve held your love,
    But wouldn’t you think me weak?

    Of all, I should know
    How the streets come and go
    When you chase the kaleidoscope dream, but,
    Stranger, baby, always keep me in your sweet memory.

    Biting cold, thrashing, scolding,
    Drowned me under our street.
    Perfect hips, perfects tits she was.
    Perfect lips, pieces of your heart,
    Splattered on the cliff.

    We go home, watch a movie.
    Tell me can you feel the beat?
    Getting loose, getting loose she was,
    Letting those feeling loose;
    She was, becoming a monster.

    She drew the line in the mind.
    She was not holding on.

    And have you been through the sea, on the night?
    Hold me tight. Babe, we’ve got it.
    And did you find that you’d like a little
    Piece of cherry pie, hot from the oven?

    The oven?

    And it was “who let the girl out”,
    Let the dog out “let the girl out”,
    Don’t you miss me the way I miss you?

    Sailor, Sailor, Sailor,
    I’m sending birds to watch over you.
    And when you see Honah Lee is a lie,
    Hold me tight. Babe, we’ve got it.

    All you need, honestly,
    A little piece of cherry pie,
    Hot from the oven.
    On your knees, face me,
    Cherry pie, baby.
    m0ofinon January 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionSo lovely.
    cupcakeczarinaon April 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find it a bit melancholic but it's a definite favorite.
    calmwaveson July 23, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningIt sounds like someone walked out on Hayley (just assuming for the sake of making things easier) for someone else, someone that was physically "perfect". Hayley's former lover (I have to agree with Almondy, there are strong lesbian overtones here) was chasing the dream of having a very attractive girlfriend, and the first verse is her saying that she could have fought for her ex, could have chased her/him, but that would seem desperate. The hot chick breaks his/her heart, and he/she comes crawling back to Hayley. They watch a movie, and I'm not sure which of them is becoming the monster - either the ex because she's using Hayley for sex (the whole "piece of cherry pie" business), or Hayley because she's going to make the ex pay for dumping her. I think the whole "Sailor, sailor" and "Honah Lee" verse is referring to the Puff The Magic Dragon/the theme song, which Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) said was about the loss of innocence/imagination as you're growing up - this fits in with the kaleidoscope dream line earlier, maybe it's referring to the ex's delusions about what life with the other person would be like? The last verse seems overtly sexual - Hayley's taking control of the relationship, sexually and otherwise.
    Favorite part: "Stranger, baby, always keep me in your sweet memory." Amazing line.
    cutewhensedatedon March 12, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, the song starts off about how hard it is to be who we want to be
    'I could’ve held your love,
    But wouldn’t you think me weak?'
    She worries too much about what he'll think of her, even though she knows what she wants.

    'Of all, I should know
    How the streets come and go'
    This seems to suggest, that she of all people, is familiar with how the 'streets', what I believe is a metaphor for her romantic partner, the street being how she accesses the wider world, suggesting how important have a sexual partner is to her, and she has problems holding one down.

    'When you chase the kaleidoscope dream, but,
    Stranger, baby, always keep me in your sweet memory.'
    What I think she means by kaleidoscope dream, is chasing after pretty things, such as some perfect, beautiful woman that is not her,
    'Stranger, baby' seems to mark how he has become a stranger to her, yet still uses this term of endearment. As most people can understand, she doesn't want to be forgotten and wants him to think of their time together as something dear to him.

    'Perfect hips, perfects tits she was.
    Perfect lips, pieces of your heart,
    Splattered on the cliff.'
    These physical features relate back to the 'kaleidoscope' dream, as this guy chases these pretty things that he values for whatever reason,
    Pieces of your heart, not his whole heart,
    Instead of invoking emotional detachment from things,
    Suggests his heart is now fragmented and not whole,
    Just like his quest for these physical features is not whole, but just some shallow thing to go after,
    The existence of the cliff just suggesting how hard it is to overcome, going further than 'steep hill'.

    'We go home, watch a movie.
    Tell me can you feel the beat?
    Getting loose, getting loose she was,
    Letting those feelings loose;
    She was, becoming a monster.'
    The beat could be referring to an underlying theme behind what we can see, behind physical characteristics, again relating back to the guy's quest for physical perfection, as well as the beat of her heart, beating for him.
    The third person 'she' when it really refers to her, suggests that she was a person that
    she isn't any more, by letting loose, it suggests she was just doing whatever she felt like and not thinking things through enough.

    And I'm gonna stop right there, unless someone would like me to continue expressing my interpretation of the lyrics.
    MrMaster13on April 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation is that this song is about a prostitute somewhat tormented about selling herself. It is told partly in the third person with the "she was" and "the girl" referring to herself when she is judging herself. (btw, it is "let the dog IN")

    She fights getting attached to her johns, fights wanting them to get attached to her. Fights thinking it is more than purely sex.

    But at the end of the day, she knows she is selling sex. That sweet, sweet voice sings to the sailor about the hot cherry pie she has to offer.
    -intoit-on July 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely LOVE this song. I feel that it's about a girl who was left for someone else, and is still holding on to what they had, but understands the temptation and the need to try other things. She, however, feels that he/she will eventually come crawling back to the love (sexual and emotional) that they had.

    There's a cold, easy glow dancing over our street.
    I could have chased it down.
    I could've held your love,
    But wouldn't you think me weak?
    >>She could have tried to hold on, but it would've been desperate and she knew that he/she needed to experience something else.

    Of all, I should know
    How the streets come and go
    When you chase the kaleidoscope dream, but,
    Stranger, baby, always keep me in your sweet memory.
    >>She understands the temptation of something new, but is asking that he/she remember her and what they had together.

    Biting cold, thrashing, scolding,
    Drowned me under our street.
    Perfect hips, perfects tits she was.
    Perfect lips, pieces of your heart,
    Splattered on the cliff.
    >>The singer is hurting; describing the other girl, how she's physically flawless but will only end up breaking his/her heart.

    We go home, watch a movie.
    Tell me can you feel the beat?
    Getting loose, getting loose she was,
    Letting those feeling loose;
    She was, becoming a monster.
    >>Their relationship had been boring in comparison ("go home, watch a movie"), but their connection was real, while the other girl is exciting but can't offer him/her the same thing and will only be a nightmare in the end.

    She drew the line in the mind.
    She was not holding on.
    >>The new relationship wasn't going to last.

    And have you been through the sea, on the night?
    Hold me tight. Babe, we've got it.
    And did you find that you'd like a little
    Piece of cherry pie, hot from the oven?
    >>She's asking if he/she is done yet and if they'd like to come back to her.

    Sailor, Sailor, Sailor,
    I'm sending birds to watch over you.
    And when you see Honah Lee is a lie,
    Hold me tight. Babe, we've got it.
    >>She's there for him/her when they get hurt, and when he/she comes to their senses, their connection is still alive.
    lucireon March 06, 2014   Link

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