Come, and steal my thoughts away
Thief of my identity
I was holding on to decency, reality
Come, and take me for a while
Up to your abundant pace
I’ll be your sidecar if you want to race
Want to race

Put your hand on mine
And take me from this tired ride
Take me from this early night
From the sea and rain and countryside
If you talk to me then soon
I’ll be your accomplice in words
And we will talk only in verse
Talk only in verse

I will leave the ones I love
Leave them for the years to come
Even though I may be doing wrong, doing wrong
I will follow in your steps
Walk out to the station cold
Buy a ticket and and then slowly go, slowly go

In this place and time
Easy is the first escape
I got money I need no disguise
I’m a citizen and city wise
In this time and place
There is no one who will shoot you down
No one who will take a girl
And tell her she can’t have the world

You constantly struggle for self improvement
You have the ability to analyse and solve any problem
You are heading in the right direction
Your mind is creative, original and alert

Boy, you don’t know what you want
It isn't what you think it is
All the dreams, and guilt and loneliness, loneliness
Boy, if we were to be friends
Subtle is the art required
To draw the evil from this lonely pyre, lonely pyre

Take this hand from me
And guide me round your tools of work
Fashion me into your junior clerk
Let me live in shadows of your words
And when things get tough for you
As they did when you came up through the ranks
You can borrow from my faith
From my faith

Take this hand from me
And guide me round your tools of work
Fashion me into your junior clerk
Let me live in shadows of your words
And when things get tough for you
As they did when you came up through the ranks
You can borrow from my faith
From my faith (x36)


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    General CommentNo comments yet, really? Sylvia Plath may have been dependent on her husband Ted Hughes for happiness. He left her for another woman and Plath killed herself, leaving her two children behind. The woman that Hughes left her for also ended up killing herself (Assia Wevill, who also killed their daughter).

    Anyway, this song epitomizes a codependent relationship. Hughes was a writer as well, and wrote about Plath after her death, essentially "stealing thoughts away." This could also mean that Plath felt as if she lost her sense of self by being so consumed in her marriage with Hughes. The verse, "I will leave the ones I love, leave them for years to come. Even though I may be doing wrong, doing wrong." Could be her planning suicide and leaving her children and loved ones behind. Suicide is an easy escape. She looked to Hughes to save her from her depression, only to her demise.
    fadingdreams24on April 30, 2015   Link

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