"Lover Is Childlike" as written by and Benjamin Knox Miller Jocelyn Jager Adams....
Meet me down by the whale watch
Meet me down by the sea
Meet me down in Coney Island
We'll go out on the sea

So don't ask me no questions
'Cause I don't cry no wolf
By the ruins of the Ferris wheel
See your doubt in the surf

You might think she's Christ-like
But my lover is childlike

See the fish swimming upstream
Back to the hills
Want no part in the whale watch
If you couldn't tell

My lover ain't Christ-like
But my lover is childlike

She don't care for country
In her tatters and rags
But the band plays the anthem
She whispers, God hates flags


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"Lover Is Childlike" as written by Jeffrey Carl Prystowsky Benjamin Knox Miller

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    General CommentSounds like

    By the ruins of the Ferris wheel
    See her down in the surf

    to me
    lostsleepon April 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionYou got a couple lines wrong...

    "You might think she's Christ-like
    But my lover is childlike"

    Just swap "quite right" for "Christ-like" and you're golden.
    EvilDEAD326on March 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI know this song's been written for The Hunger Games, but I can't help but connect it to Mockingjay. I see this song from Finnick Odair's POV, like he's talking about his lover, Annie Cresta.

    "Meet me down by the whale watch
    .........by the sea
    .........we'll go out on the sea"

    See? everything is related to District 4's occupation - fishing, the sea, whales...

    "My lover is childlike" - well basically, the Games have left Annie all messed up and traumatized (since she's also a victor). So naturally, she's kinda scared and naive....she needs someone to help her out, she needs proper care and love to somehow bring her out of the post-Games trauma. Just like a child who has experienced something scary and can't forget about it for a long time.

    That's all I got....hope this helps atleast a little bit...
    District12eron August 13, 2013   Link

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