It’s hard to tell
This is my wedding night
I am dressed and ready
Despite my innocence
It is Hard to tell
Whose little girl am I
The man with the black hat
Will take me home tonight
I wash my body, five years grown
Promised father, leave me alone
Hope not too lonely
You pull away down the dusty road
Family waiting
Hope not too lonely

I watched the grass blow
Through the window
I am a good grass widow
I am a grass widow
News from the sparrow
My friendly fellow
They get along just fine without me
They are never lonely

I watched the flowers grow,
Outside my window
I am a good grass widow
I am a grass widow



Lyrics submitted by ErgoSprach, edited by preteenjesus

Child Bride song meanings
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    Song MeaningThis song is incredibly heartbreaking.

    Makes me think of a young girl being taken away to be forced into a marriage, witnessing her father (playing on freudian theory as CocoRosie always does) and family abandon her. She drifts away and even years later she sees that they have gotten along fine in despite her absence and her own suffering by marriage at such a young age.

    I watched the grass blow, I watched the flowers grow - these lyrics depict the passing of time. And to me, personally, reflect a very deep sense of loneliness as if she has nothing better to go than to watch time go by through a window.
    ch3rryxon June 22, 2013   Link

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