Wow, wow, wow (2x)

The treacherous streetlights
Call for the blinders
Blurring the dark sides of
The rule of supply and demand
I'll never be street wise
but signs of the times I know
Will reveal themselves in beastly shapes

Shoved inside a container when fifteen
Shipped on board a boat bound for Seville
Recycled by the members of the crew
She ends up on the streets of downtown Oslo
And defiant and proud she stands her ground at night
Somebody will give in
And I don't know how she feels but I know it ain't right

The treacherous streetlights
Call for the blinders
Blurring the dark sides of
The rule of supply and demand
I'll never be street wise
but signs of the times I know
Will reveal themselves in beastly shapes

Swinging hips and smiles from ivory teeth
There is a darker story underneath
And you say, "She sure enough makes this part of town look good, now."
Is it profession or face that appeals the most to you?
And now swallow hard, play the game, get through the night,
Get it on
And now, I don't know how she feels but I know it ain't right

The treacherous streetlights
Call for the blinders
Blurring the dark sides of
The rule of supply and demand
I'll never be street wise
but signs of the times I know
Will reveal themselves in beastly shapes

Wow, wow, wow

The treacherous streetlights
call for the blinders
I'll never be street wise
but signs of the times I know
will reveal themselves in beastly shapes

Beastly shapes


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    General Commentin my opinion, he talks about his teenage years living in Oslo, specifically during the night, the 'she' being Oslo
    reemukeon December 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a girl from a downtrodden place in Europe, shoved aboard a boat either by her own choice or her family in hopes of reaching a better future, namely Seville, Spain;

    "Shoved inside a container when fifteen
    Shipped on board a boat bound for Seville"

    The crew of the ship finds her stowed away, sexually abused by the crew (recycled), and dumped off at the next port which happens to be Oslo;

    "Recycled by the members of the crew
    She ends up on the streets of downtown Oslo"

    Now destitute and without a place to call home, she continues to prostitute herself. She does so with a smile, but it most likely is killing her inside;

    "And defiant and proud she stands her ground at night
    And I don't know how she feels but I know it ain't right"

    Her story is told through the eye of an Oslo resident empathizing with her story, wishing it wasnt the way she had to live. He wishes she couldn't stand on the street corner at night, being illuminated and sold underneath the streetlights. He knows it doesn't matter though, as there will always be a need for her services;

    "The treacherous streetlights
    call for the blinders
    glaring the dark sides of
    the rule of supply and demand
    I'll never be street wise
    but signs of the times I know
    will reveal themselves in beastly shapes"

    She is quite beautiful though, and it makes this Oslo resident wonder about how she got to be where she is;

    "Swinging hips and smiles from ivory teeth
    There is a darker story underneath"

    Through his eyes, he has to admit that she does look rather tempting and can see how she is at least willing to do her job professionally;

    "And you say, "She sure enough makes this part of town look good, now."
    Is it professional face that appeals the most to you?"

    Hang in there, kid;

    "And now swallow hard, play the game, get through the night,
    Get on
    And now, I don't know how she feels but I know it ain't right"
    Revervon June 13, 2013   Link

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