"Sweetie Little Jean" as written by and Jared Champion Daniel Auerbach....
Sweetie Little Jean where did you go?
Everyone's been searching high and low
And your mother's worried sick
Dearest daddy's lost his grip
While the whole world's watching
Candlelight vigils being held in silence
On the channel four
And they've knocked on every door
Every place you've been before

How long will we let it go?
I think we should just let go

I, I want you back
Let's get back
Lay my weary head against your bones
Where all my troubles will be dead and gone

How long will we let it go?
I think we should just let go

Has melancholy taken you for good?
You know that I would save you if I could
Watched your laughter turn to tears
Then you vanished in thin air
Well we pinned your missing persons picture up
On every mother-loving post
How's it feel to be a ghost?
You're the one I love the most

I, I want you back
Let's get back
Lay my weary head against your breast
Where all my troubles will be laid to rest

I pushed and I pulled 'til I pushed you aside
Now all that is left are the tears that you cried
I'm sorry love for all of the damage done
I only hope that someday to be back beside you

I, I want you back
Let's get back
Lay my weary head against your bones
Where all our troubles will be dead and gone

How long will we let it go?
I think we should just let go


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"Sweetie Little Jean" as written by Jared Champion Daniel Auerbach

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    My InterpretationI think that there is a deeper meaning to this song than just a girl going missing. I believe that it is about a girl who becomes depressed but at one point was happy and joyful. Also perhaps he somehow had something to do with this happening.

    The girl was happy but then becomes sad as the lyrics say "watched your laughter turn to tears then You vanished in thin air". Her normal joyful personality is now gone.

    He asks "how long will we let it go?" Meaning how long is this depression going to last, and when is she going to come back?

    Also he says "has melancholy taken you for good? you know that I would save you if I could" which is when he is asking her if she is gone forever, into this depression, and he says that he wishes he could help her.

    Toward the end he says "I'm sorry love, for all of the damage done" this implies that perhaps he made her feel depressed, or took some sort of light from her eyes, most likely unintentionally. It is likely that he his also depressed, and originally liked her because she was happy, then he maybe showed her his depression and it also made her depressed. He apologizes to her, perhaps to say that he didn't mean to make her feel this way, he just wanted to be close to her, as he says " I only hope to one day be back beside you"

    The refrain also says " I want you back" meaning that he misses when she was happy and he is telling her that he wants her to be happy again.

    The missing person posters represent the idea that he is looking for the happy part of her, but cannot seem to find it anymore.

    (Side note: I apologize for my evidence being out of order)
    curlylocks44on May 25, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think he killed her.

    Everyone's looking for her; mom, dad etc.
    "Mothers worried sick"
    "Daddy's lost his grip"
    "Whole worlds watching"
    "Candlelight vigil"
    "Posters"
    "Door knocking"

    But he appears to know where her bones are.
    "Lay my weary head against your bones"

    And he wants everyone to stop looking
    "I think we should just let go"

    He killed her, nobody knows, but he wants them to stop the search. He finds comfort in knowing he's the only one who knows. Also, he watched her laughter turn to tears.... Probably moments before he killed her.
    Jukarion May 19, 2016   Link

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