"Girl Singing In The Wreckage" as written by Jonathan Edward Hoadley Foster-moore and Luke Michael Haines....
It's my primary instinct to protect the child,
Girl singing in the wreckage,
My dress is torn,
My hair is wild,
Girl singing in the wreckage,
My first car,
My early boyfriends,
Girl singing in the wreckage,
Wet weekends,
New Years Eve parties,
Girl singing in the wreckage,

Hour after hour after hour,
Hour after hour after hour,

My eighteenth birthday I'll die of boredom,
Girl singing in the wreckage,
My private world is smashed wide open,
Girl singing in the wreckage,
My first trip,
My expectation,
I had a dream that it would end like this,
No destiny,
No destination,
You hit the ground and then it stops,

Hour after hour after hour,
Hour after hour after hour,
Hour after hour after hour,
Hour after hour after hour,

I miss my hometown it's nothing special,
Call my parents let them know I'm alright,
My primary instinct is to protect the child,
Send a postcard from the airport,


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"Girl Singing in the Wreckage" as written by Luke Michael Haines John Moore

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    General Commentthe verses' melodies evoke memories of the rolling stones' beast of burden, and are a perfect lyrical balance of suggestive subtlety without being too impenetrable.
    the song, to me, slides between a metaphoric car crash (in the lyrics here, it is important to note that "my first kiss" is actually "my first car") involving the girl singing in the wreckage, as the refrain suggests, which underlies the theme of growing out of youth. the metaphor which encapsulates this theme resounds in the line "it's my primary instinct to protect the child", which cleverly utilizes a second meaning which alludes to the theme in the word "child". the metaphor is also evident in the imagery of torn dresses, the world smashing open, hitting the ground, ETC.
    lefttheretodrownon March 03, 2006   Link

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