Hey
Don’t take your life away
I think you’d rather stay
Follow me into the alleyway
We were passers on the street
I never thought we’d meet
Until I said, "How do you do, my love?"
You fall
You fall

Hey
Don’t stop and turn away
I’m sure you’d rather stay
Follow me into the alleyway

We were passers on the street
Don’t turn it into grief
Follow me into disaster
You fall
You fall
Fall

Hey
Don’t lock and turn away
Lose your life today
And follow me into the alleyway
You should turn and walk with me
I’ll even follow him
In search of wretched grand disaster
Simonize.


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    General CommentThis song IS about Jack the Ripper taking girls into alleys.

    For me, this song is about the casualty of falling in love. Part of you, your singularity, is killed by the connection to that other person.

    There is no guarentee in love. I think it's just saying take a chance on love. It might kill you, but it's worth the risk. "Follow me into the alleyway" is saying follow me into the unknown.

    I don't get, I'll even follow him. It almost makes me think of the movie, Closer. They know they are wrong for going behind the guy's back to follow love, but it is a risk they are willing to take.
    jeebs1984on April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot sure
    kingcougon January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song supposedly has something to do with jack the ripper and those kinds of serial killers, but i have no idea what the word simonize means, do you?
    daffyon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't agree with you, daffy. maybe he's trying to give consolation (...?) to somebody but i'm not sure either i have to figure it out.. but it's a beautiful song!!!
    dangerous_mindon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about serial killers.
    i love this song though. and girl like you at the end is great too.
    Statbucksbabe28on March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you go to Pete Yorn's official website, he explains the Jack the Ripper analogy that he uses in this song. This truly is a beautiful, yet dark song. It has to be one of my favorite on MFTMA Cd.
    TusseyTheTerribleon April 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsimonize means to polish with wax.... whatever that does to tie in with the song i have no idea...
    StrongstManInThWrldon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWe were passers on the street
    I never thought we’d meet
    Until I said, "How do you do, my love?"


    this reminds me a lot of the beginning of Closer, but i don't really think this song has anything to do with it.
    veronicahates_meon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPete Yorn has to be one of the most talented artists to ever walk this planet, top 5 for me. I love how he got the idea from reading a book about Jack the Ripper and the results are a truly unique and hauntingly beautiful song
    orange88on May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe PY was alluding to the old game of "Simon Says"-- that game where in you lose when you don't do what the other player instructs. When he sings "Simonize", the context of the song suggests "to follow" (lyrics: follow me into the alleyway).

    If I was not aware of that Jack the Ripper reference, I'd think this would also be about love that a person doesn't want to lose. In a much simpler sense, the lover would rather find "wretched grand disaster" with the beloved rather than lose him/her. When i think about the ripper, the songs actually DOES make sense coz the dude always stalked his victims inn the alleyway.

    In any case, regardless of the book's reference, it's a very touching song. One of PY's most underrated songs from the Music for the Morning After album.
    amberlighton April 18, 2011   Link

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