She is sitting on the ground.
Golden face and eyes turned down.
Arms both barren, showing some
Golden trace of foreign sun.
And bright and tattered, 'cross each wrist,
Golden bracelets that exist.
Sold so cheap they're almost free
In golden places we've never seen.

China-white and Cairo-black,
This golden face and silver back.
I have brought them 'cross the sea.
Give them to my love for me.
Shut your thoughts, close out the world.
Shut your thoughts and be my girl.
Hear the screams outside the gate.
We can't stop it; it's too late.

I said you have it--take it. Take it all.
Try it on, twirl down the hall.
Big-eyed girl and gentle man.
Blank-eyed beast who grabbed her hand.
At a distance from the street,
Golden threads run through their sheets.
Lit by dusky golden hue
Plummeting through golden you.


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    General CommentThe last line may need help. It gets pretty garbled by the song's crescendo. Any other ideas what he says?

    Overall, one of Sheff's most obtuse tracks lyrically, but one that's more about evocative, vivid imagery than coherent narrative or encompassing theme. Maybe. There's a definite dichotomy going on, but I can't figure what it all means, if it does mean anything.
    digitauxon August 30, 2011   Link

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