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So she washed her cut in the sink
And picked up once more
Along the way
Down to the bay
Where did I stay

I was nineteen
And so relieved to be
Beating twenty

Without her clothes she looked like
A leper in the snow
I left her in the snow
Without her clothes

My movements were slow
She didn't even know
What she was
Taking away

We didn't talk much
It must have shown
She must have known

The next day she never called me again

The day after that
She gave me a call
She was all drunk

Her words came slow
I didn't even know
What I had taken away


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    General CommentHow we unavoidably abuse each other every time we abruptly call off our newfound intimacy
    Mikkelon May 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about two people losing their virginity to each other, not out of love or anything as romantic as that, but simply out of a desire to have sex. Whatever relationship they had with each other quickly dissolved after this encounter, which didn't live up to either of their expectations.
    Cepheus84on March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always heard this one as "leopard in the snow", not leper, and thought of it as kind a romantic song (well, in Smog's range of romance, anyways).

    I think there's a sort of unexpected empathy at the end there where he realizes that she had been a virgin too, and the line "the next day she never called me again" indicates that the narrator is kind of heartbroken by that.
    thitheron July 28, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationIts definitely about the loss of virginity. Does the first line mean what I thinks it means?
    orourkedaon July 20, 2009   Link

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