IRIDESCENT EYES OF THE SEAHORSE RISE
TREASURES SHE LOVES OTHERS DESPISE
A SHOOTING STAR SHAN'T FALL VERY FAR
DIM FIREFLIES HELD IN GLASS JARS

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS
DAZZLING DUST TOSSED IN WIND GUSTS
THE TRAP DOOR IS OPEN
THE WINDOW HALF CLOSED
THE TAPESTRY CURTAIN VIVACIOUSLY GROWS

LONDON BRIDGE DID FALL DOWN
MY FAIR LADY NEARLY DROWNED
WHAT IS THE REASON TO LOCK HER UP
WHEN ALREADY SHE HAD SUCH ROTTEN LUCK

BRACELETS OF SILVER ADORN MY WRISTS
CANDY KISSES FROM SUGARED LIPS
CANDY KISSES ME KISSES ME

LONDON BRIDGE DID FALL DOWN
MY FAIR LADY NEARLY DROWNED
LONDON BRIDGE DID FALL DOWN
MY FAIR LADY NEARLY DROWNED

LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN,
FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN
LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN,
MY FAIR LADY


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    General CommentThis song is really different than most you hear. The unforgettable melody definitely hooks you cause of the dark and gloomy tone. Its something like you'd hear in a horror movie. A spine chiller, no doubt.
    Blairgirlon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI must say I love the bels at the begining, it give the whole song this really creepy childish overtone...and as far as the meaning goes....I really think only Tina Root knows,
    However y take on it is that the lyrics are really just a dark twist of a few popular childrens rhymes....or at least that the way it seems to me.
    Eternal_Darknesson September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that the use of the child rhymes are a great touch, the way they warp things. Kinda like how one's view of the world warps as they get older, ne?
    LostGrieveron February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOk, I've been doing a lot of thinking about this song and I think I've finally come up with an interpretation that I can live with :

    Obviously the central theme the song is written around is the children's rhyme London Bridge Is Falling Down. Now the "my fair lady" actually refers to a Queen or Duchess of the time however I once read that some historians were speculating that it could have been a reference to a very old English tradition of burying a dead virgin where ever a bridge was being built to ensure its steadfastness and I think this is what the lyrics are playing on.

    I mean you could technically burry any child at a place to insure your bridge will stand since they're most certainly virgins but for the sake of the song its more fun to imagine a virgin sacrifice instead - the "my fair lady". Also if you want to take it further and say that the duchess involved with its building and ordering of its construction is the one they're talking about sacrificing it would make sense since before the construction of the bridge taxed heavily on the well being of many a family at time. Or you could have a woman who was going to be sacrificed and was afforded a bit of luxury until her time was up.
    radish_babyon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe begining sounds frighteningly like the music in one of the castles in the Legend of Zelda Link game.
    kittieroxsohardon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song is pretty jarring. Judging from some context clues (May bring flowers, trap door is open, window, curtain, silver bracelets adorn my wrists, kisses from sugared lips) I think this about a girl or woman who was captured and forced into sex slavery. If you didn't know, a lot of big time human trafficking groups take girls from raves and homes and pull them into a room with a trap door (literally) and then BOOM, gone from the world. I sincerely hope the writer of this song didn't have to go through this. But if she did, I'm grateful that she lived to sing about it.
    funk115366on May 26, 2015   Link

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