We found an old doll
That was out in the grass
She has special powers
We set a black mass

We sat in a circle
All holding hands
The doll's been held together
With old rubber bands
She'll rise
She'll rise
She'll rise

I'll lay her down in her gingebread coffin
She's so pretty, all laid out in white
Lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
When we need her she'll rise in the light

We'll look down at the ground
And into her eyes
Passed around an old teacup
Filled up with dead flies
Surprise
Surprise

We brought, but not used
A collecton of knives
We'll remember this moment
Through all of our lives
She'll rise
She'll rise
She'll rise

Oh

I'll lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
She's so pretty, all laid out in white
Lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
When we need her, she'll rise in the light
Lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
It's a flickering, beautiful sight
Lay her down in her gingerbread coffin
When we need her, she'll rise to the night...


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  • +2
    General Comment

    Exact quote from Melora herself regarding this song..

    "I think kids and children can naturally be pretty dark if left to their own devices. It's always been pretty important to me in my life to keep child-like feelings alive and not to forget what that's like. So with that song, I remember doing weird stuff with my friends like hiding in the bushes and making weird ceremonies. I was just trying to recapture that feeling."

    There ya go. =)

    DigOpheliaon May 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    "Sometimes kids do some pretty freaky things and don't realize how very disturbing it is to an adult's point of view." Of course the reverse is true too.

    DrToxicophilouson April 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    white is symobic of innocence, and it does relate to the loss of innocence in children i believe.

    This song is very different to every other Rasputina song. All of Cabin fever was a bit.....different.

    Jack Miceon June 30, 2008   Link
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    I think this song is about the fantasies of children regarding toys and the like. They found a doll in the grass and just knew she had powers. They went on to create and perform rituals.

    stellamavison July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Sometimes kids do some pretty freaky things and don't realize how very disturbing it is to an adult's point of view.

    ClioMouseon May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I agree with Cliomouse. Children tend to be very ritualistic. This song reminds me of my childhood and all the wierd little things me and my best friend used to do. beautiful song.

    FilthyCorsetStringson June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yea. Sad, though, that adults so easily find things 'disturbing'. Aside from that, lovely song.

    Raven Demonica 666on June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    freaky?! i think its lovely!!!! children getting round, learnign bout the wonders of the world....nice. :) miss those days when we were young. but then again, i can still have funn....more like this song. :D

    gthlvrmxon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Wrong. You guys don't understand Goth. Not trying to be insulting, but it's about an aesthetic. It's about death. It's pure Goth. It's not about children, really.

    marcuspierceon December 28, 2007   Link
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    Omg. I hate uptight goth people... get a life. You're not goth, so stop obsessing about it and go cry under the moonlight in some park somewhere...

    Singing4Astronautson February 12, 2008   Link

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