"Like Her" as written by and Nicola Hitchcock Saul Freeman....
Can't we talk set it right can't we talk any more all this time only you
Nothing more all this time, it looks like you won't be staying round given
The time and your mood you look a lot like her and you look so like you
Won't be staying around here in this half light you look a lot like her

You decide what I meant what is right you decide please believe I will be
Here for you I will be is it all lost and gone could you give me
Some room room to be room to heal worth as much you will be


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"Like Her" as written by Saul Freeman Nicola Hitchcock

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    General CommentNumbnat1-
    That would be true if the singer was a male. Since the singer is female, we're all confused.

    Now that you mentiion it, one possibility is that the song was originally written by a guy, from a guy's point of view, then mandalay got a hold of it and had the female singer sing it without changing the lyrics. just a thought. i have no idea.
    n3bulouson June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought of the song as from the perspective of a guy. Mandalay had two members: a guy that did all the music and a girl that did the singing. It could be that the guy wrote the lyrics.

    I think he's breaking up with a girl (or actually is being broken up with) and notices that this is just what happened in his last relationship. "Given the time \ And your mood \ You look a lot like her" The resemblance isn't so much physical as it is situational.
    hemlock_echoon April 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is an aching song about breaking up and the realizations that occur when we realize that the ones we love are no longer commited to the relationship and are just looking for a way out.
    machinehienon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song was on CSI the other night and it was so cool!! great episode too!
    Teenagemiseryon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti also caught this song on CSI. but i don't completely get the meaning. "you look a lot like her." Who looks a lot like who? The guy she's breaking up with looks like some other girl?????
    n3bulouson May 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps he had an affair/cheated on her and now has a daughter with this other woman whom he looks a lot like?

    Just an idea.

    L
    Lizzybelleon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI completly agree with lizzybelle! definitly the kid. Must be. What else could it be?
    bwingson March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlizzybelle's is the best explanation so far, but i just heard the song again recently, and something still bothers me. if what lizzybelle says is true, why would she say "you look a lot like her"? if the speaker instead said "she looks a lot like you," wouldn't that make more sense? you would think she would compare someone new/unfamiliar (the daughter, "she") to the one she's familiar with, the person she's addressing in the song (the cheating guy, "you"), not the other way around.

    i don't get it. i love this song, very wrenching, great beat, haunting vocals, but i can't quite figure out the exact meaning. i think lizzybelle's is the best so far, but there has to be something more to better explain it and bring it all together.
    n3bulouson September 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentum...i think it's easy to assume that the song was written for a guy because of the female narrator, but i think we need to consider the obvious possibility that the song was written for a girl, who is leaving the relationship and at that moment reminds the narrator of a past failed relationship. "it looks like you won't be staying 'round, given the time and the mood you look a lot like her..." referring of course to a past girlfriend who also left the narrator, possibly under similar circumstances. if this song were called "like him" instead of "like her," it would be easier to see. just gotta be a little bit more open-minded people!
    resurion March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentresuri-
    i was listening to this song again the other day (it's a good song), and trying to figure out what it meant, and that's exactly what i came up with. the only way it makes sense is if the narrator is facing the end of a lesbian relationship, just like you said.
    n3bulouson March 30, 2007   Link

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