Staring into the intersection, she thinks that she can fly and she might
Holding on in a new direction, she's gonna try it tonight
The closer I get to feeling, the further that I'm feeling from alright
The more I step into the sun, the more I step out of the light

Jessica is covered ina blanket on a Sunday porch
Thinking of the weekends she would party in the city
She doesn't have a flame, she'd prefer to burn out like a torch
If she gets nowhere in life, at least she know's she pretty

She said, "Hey, now, the straw dog's out in the street
Hey now, there's chemicals in the clouds
Hey now, they're calling the police
They won't get to us, anyhow."

The moon is shining now and shadows are what's left of all the noise
Simple silhouettes and cutouts as if we had the choice
He listens closely now, swears that he can hear a voice
That's calling him and saying

"Hey, now, the straw dog's out in the street
Hey now, there's chemicals in the clouds
Hey now, they're calling the police
They won't get to us, anyhow."

What does it take to be a superhero in our world?
Make no mistake that these villains always get the girl
We can escape, and then we'd skate away from all of this
And no one ever does.

She's saying "Hey, now, the straw dog's out in the street
Hey now, there's chemicals in the clouds
Hey now, they're calling the police
They won't get to us, anyhow."


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Straw Dog song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is AWETHOME!!!!!
    Edgyon March 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol yeah thats wat I fink!! :) And so does my m8, Craig. I got the cd shipped over 2 England 2day and its brill. Does ne1 know when they r touring over here again?
    musicaddicton April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI put this song on a CD I made today. So, everyone should do that now. Go on...
    MixMasterMattyon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat is a straw dog?? can someone please tell me what this song means
    purple oblivionon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty much about talking about a girl, that justs wants to do whatever she wants and to be free.. she thinks if she doesnt get the chance to do things then she never will in the future.
    funkeepunkeeon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, love the song, specially:
    "She doesn't have a flame
    she'd prefer to burn out
    like a torch" love it. But yeah, lke the person above.. what actually is a straw dog?
    pinkpandoraon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree with the two people above... I think she could very well also feel alone and like she isn't going to get anywhere, or at least that's how people see her... maybe by straw dog they mean something fake? It doesn't really fit with the song, but it's my best guess..
    PaintedPerfectionon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much! The whole second verse that starts with "jessica" could totally relate to me... hey i got the new cd rite now and im listening to it rite now IT KICKS ASS GO OUT AND BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!! :-D
    punkchicaon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes i agree this cd rules...nice and mellow/relaxing.
    dontmakemecryon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"what does it take to be a superhero in my world? Make no mistake that these villains always get the girl." classic line that is my life story
    chubbqon May 26, 2002   Link

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