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Arcade Fire – Haiti Lyrics 12 years ago
yup, I agree with tuvia.

Rien n'arrete nos espirits, "nothing stops our spirits"
guns can't kill what soldiers can't see
in the forest we are hiding...

...soon we will reclaim the earth

because Haiti is the land of those who were murdered under Duvalier, they are connected to it, and one with it, so even when soldiers "claim" the land, the spirit, and bodies, of the people is still in it ("what soldiers can't see"), and because of this they'll reclaim it and overcome the regime.

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The Dresden Dolls – The Mouse and the Model Lyrics 13 years ago
To build on what InkBleedsDeeper said, maybe even about how difficult it is to be someone with two sides to them?
"The mouse and the model are laughing at us" - maybe they're laughing because they both have set, secure personalities, and "us" doesn't. Like, even the mouse, though it's the opposite of the model, at least has a stable personality.

"you're a crook you're a fake you're committed /
if you did it say you did it if you didn't suck it up and say you did"

if you don't act consistently, you get called a crook, a fake, and possibly get diagnosed with some personality disorder and committed to a mental hospital. So, when someone accuses you of acting a certiain way because "it's characteristic" you have to say you did even if you didn't, to give the impression that you are not of changeable character.

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The Dresden Dolls – The Gardener (Album Version) Lyrics 13 years ago
Hypothesis of SorrowSworn and I:

how about this: relating an abuser's sadistic actions towards the abusee to humanity's sadism and neglect towards the environment.

"A little global warming / never hurt no one."
But of course it will. Because like abuse, the effects are cumulative.

"If we can't make you open / we will take it out in blood" - perhaps referring to peoples' need to control the earth; thus, if we can't force the environment to bend to our will, we will just hurt the earth further in our efforts to do so.

A lot of Amanda's songs have double meanings, like Truce, so this might be similar.

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The Dresden Dolls – The Gardener Lyrics 13 years ago
Hypothesis of SorrowSworn and I:

how about this: relating an abuser's sadistic actions towards the abusee to humanity's sadism and neglect towards the environment.

"A little global warming / never hurt no one."
But of course it will. Because like abuse, the effects are cumulative.

"If we can't make you open / we will take it out in blood" - perhaps referring to peoples' need to control the earth; thus, if we can't force the environment to bend to our will, we will just hurt the earth further in our efforts to do so.

A lot of Amanda's songs have double meanings, like Truce, so this might be similar.

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The Dresden Dolls – The Gardener Lyrics 13 years ago
So in this song, is the narrator speaking through the voice of the abuser/ the S in the S&M relationship?

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Elliott Smith – Twilight (Somebody's Baby) Lyrics 15 years ago
I partly agree with facedownowls. The somebody whose baby he already is is his depression. He's too far in to get out, and he's looking up at someone who is not so low as him, but is on the road to becoming so ("You don't deserve to be lonely / But those drugs you've got won't make you feel better / Pretty soon you'll find it's the only / Little part of your life that'll keep you together"). He will "disappoint her too" (too = he's already disappointed himself) because he's too depressed to be a good partner; she'll leave him because his depression gets her to down, or he'll leave her for the same reason ("how long will you stay with me, baby?") This is such a beautiful song. I especially love the second line, "Go off to sleep in the sunshine / Don't want to see the day when it's dying" Is totally the way depression feels for some, like the littlest think can get you down and you don't want to be set off. Of course, that's just my ramblin' two cents ; )

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