"Swindler" as written by and Vanessa Carlton....
I've been mistaken
You swindled once again
Now there's no question
I was wrong

And now I stand alone
Just a dent in your throne
Your true colors shown
You don't belong

[Chorus]
And now I'm lost
And now I run from you
And now I see just how I bleed from you
And all the lies, all the lies
How could I let you in
But now it's clear, I went along for the ride

Hey Mr. Merry Men
I know you'll come again
'Till you find just what you're looking for

If I'm you little lamb
Oh would you leave again
Oh no, I bet you'd stay for more

[Chorus]

And now I'm findin' out that you are nothin' 'bout
What I thought you were
And now I understand just how you work your plan
First you're warm and then you just burn

[Chorus]

And now I make my way through another day
I guess I know beter now
And you'll drop another line on someone else's time
But in my you still resound

[Chorus]


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"Swindler" as written by Vanessa Carlton

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    General CommentI think this is about somebody who was in some sort of abusive relationship (the song implies with a guy, but I'm taking it as any sort of it). The person is absolutely sick and tired of it. She runs from the person who is abusing her. When the abuser comes crawling back to her, begging for forgiveness, she remembers all the wrongs he gave her, but she still can't completely hate him.

    "You'll drop another line
    On someone else's time
    But in me you still resound"

    This line represents on how the abuser is going onto another person, but the abused won't stand to see it done to another person. That, or when somebody does anything that remotely like the abuser, she gets paranoid and runs away.

    This relates a lot to a problem I had with a supposed good friend of mine. I ended up in an abusive relationship, as I would apparently do something to upset her and she would drop me, then pick me up as a friend. I finally had enough of it and just left her. I can't really forgive her for what happened, but I can't completely hate her either.
    Barunesusaon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song live, though I also like the album version. She shows a lot of emotion in it, and it really makes you feel the song. It's great for singing along to.
    Rosaline23on April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know, reading over my comment, I realize now how silly I was---I was thinking of another song on the album, "Wanted," but this song is also good. This song is unfortunately not on her album, but maybe it will be on the next album of hers.
    Rosaline23on May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this song. It should have been on the album!!!
    letterstonoelleon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it.. and yes, it should have been on the album.
    mourningthebestofmeon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song wasn't on the album...obviously...so how can i hear this song? i heard its REALLY good..i wanna hear it gosh darn it!! please help you guys!

    xoxo
    kandie
    vanessarox_09on October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about somebody who was in some sort of abusive relationship (the song implies with a guy, but I'm taking it as any sort of it). The person is absolutely sick and tired of it. She runs from the person who is abusing her. When the abuser comes crawling back to her, begging for forgiveness, she remembers all the wrongs he gave her, but she still can't completely hate him.

    "You'll drop another line
    On someone else's time
    But in me you still resound"

    This line represents on how the abuser is going onto another person, but the abused won't stand to see it done to another person. That, or when somebody does anything that remotely like the abuser, she gets paranoid and runs away.

    This relates a lot to a problem I had with a supposed good friend of mine. I ended up in an abusive relationship, as I would apparently do something to upset her and she would drop me, then pick me up as a friend. I finally had enough of it and just left her. I can't really forgive her for what happened, but I can't completely hate her either.
    Barunesusaon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe verse that starts with ," hey mr. merry man"...reminds me of the girl being used by a guy and she made him stop but she says that if she let him he would keep going.

    Overall this is a wonderfull song, pretty easy to pick out on the piano a very catchy tune and rhythm, very hip and precise. I adore the lyrics they are so deep
    inadaynotmyown2on January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt looks like a great song, but I don't know where to listen to it since it's not on her CD. Does anyone know how?
    sunshinekitty95on February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe word that goes in place of the "?" is "dent."
    DementedVampiricZombieon October 28, 2010   Link

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