"The Lament of Pretty Baby" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
I saw something I was not supposed to see
A ghostly memory that keeps on haunting me

(The kitchen door was open a crack,
So naively we peeked inside)

Oh, darling sister, have they hurt you, have they hurt you?
Oh, Pretty Baby, they won't touch you
They won't touch you again
We will fix this incident

I don't want to be seen as a pretty thing
'Cause it's the pretty things that we're always breaking...

(And now she whispers into the mirror:) I'm broken.

Oh doctor, doctor, can you fix me, can you fix me?

Oh Pretty Baby, you're so naive -- but it comes off so cute
We don't want to fix you
We love you just the way you are
The butterfly pinned to the page
The nightingale locked in the cage -- won't you sing for me?
Sing for me, uh-huh
Yeah, we love you just the way you are
Crushed 'neath fashion magazines
Trampled by circus pony dreams -- won't you kiss me?
Won't you kiss me, uh-huh

Oh please, mister, can't you fix me, can't you fix me? (uh-huh)
Someone, anyone, won't you fix me, won't you fix me? (uh-huh)
Oh, someone, please, the moon has raped me
I can feel it inside me
Oh, mama, please let someone fix me!
Let them fix me, uh-huh
Let them fix me, uh-huh

So cry yourself to sleep
Cry yourself to sleep 'cause I am strong and you are weak
Wait, you are strong, and I am weak
Fuck -- just cry yourself to sleep


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"The Lament of Pretty Baby" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General CommentNo thanks.
    RTrainon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this i love it
    bright eyes burn meon January 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentRape, anyone?
    A Vacant Andyon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanyone know what Oh, someone, please, the moon has raped me
    I can feel it inside me means?
    I can't work it out
    myheartbleedscoldon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've never heard this song.. but the lyrics are powerful. I'm getting chills just reading them.
    atarisemokidon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm trying to get a fix of what Cursive's music is like before I go ahead and download it or buy the CD... Can anyone make some comparisons to what other bands they sound like?
    StartingGloryon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGod, this is a beautiful song. It is so meaningful. My interpretation of the part of the song that says, "someone, please, the moon has raped me/I can feel it inside me," is that the moon is full of light. Light equates to hope and happiness. The person in the song can feel their hope and distant happiness deep within him or herself, but it is torturing them because they are longing for something to change that seems as if it never will. They have felt the same way for so long, and it is destroying them or "raping" them. Rape is stealing something special and sacred, whatever it is has stolen away this person's happiness and innocence. This song has come to be my theme song in a way. A very depressing theme song, but it's just recaptures all of my feelings of this past year. These are extremely poetic and symbolic lyrics. EXCELLENT.
    Sweetygal16on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpunk in drublic says.. oh man, this is a great song. It reminds me of like a child in pain because of things he/she has seen or experienced, and the parents been to ignorant and insensitive to help.
    _punk_in_drublic_on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenton 6-10-02 the lead singer, tim kasher, suffered a collapsed lung. go to saddle-creek.com to see how to help out. he needs it kiddos.
    colorson June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song sucks
    ke2thousandon June 14, 2002   Link

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