"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" as written by and B. Dylan....
He sits in your room, his tomb, with a fist full of tacks
Preoccupied with his vengeance
Cursing the dead that can't answer him back

I'm sure that he has no intentions
Of looking your way, unless it's to say
That he needs you to test his inventions

Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won't ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to

He looks so truthful, is this how he feels
Trying to peel the moon and expose it
With his businesslike anger and his bloodhounds that kneel
If he needs a third eye he just grows it
He just needs you to talk or to hand him his chalk
Or pick it up after he throws it

Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won't ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to

Why does he look so righteous while your face is so changed
Are you frightened of the box you keep him in
While his genocide fools and his friends rearrange
Their religion of the little ten women
That backs up their views but your face is so bruised
Come on out the dark is beginning

Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won't ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to


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    My InterpretationBob Dylan wrote this song, so if you want to muse on his intentions behind this song you should look up that version.

    Being a Hendrix fan I feel this needs an honourable mention, though, and whilst doing so I would like to give my perspective on the lyrics. Mind you, these are my feelings, and not based on anything related to Bob Dylan's life.

    A friend of mine sent this one to me (YouTube link) when I was in the middle of a breakup with a pretty narcissistic person that I had been trying to leave for quite some time, but not had the strength to.

    The way I see it, 'he' in the song doesn't love the person spoken to. He just want them around for selfish reasons, and the person addressed is broken down, slowly but surely.

    'How can you say he will haunt you / You can go back to him anytime you want to'

    You're holding all the cards here. The abuser needs you more than you need him.

    Basically, the speaker is urging the abused person to leave throughout the song. I don't know if you should take the 'crawl out your window' part literally, but I suppose you could if you like.
    s72on October 01, 2014   Link

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