"Pretty Penny" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
Have you seen your mother girl?
Has she gone away?
Gone away and found the pearl
But the price she paid

Gone, when you wake in the morning
Gone, when you find that there's no one sleeping
Gone, pretty Penny was her name
She was loved and we all will miss her

How far will you go I say, just to bait a mouse?
Shorter lived and longer gone
Can you figure out?

Gone, when you wake in the morning
Gone, when you find that there's no one sleeping
Gone, pretty Penny was her name
She was loved and we all will miss her

Have you lost your sister girl?
She's all but blown away
Blown away and lost the pearl
And the price she paid

Gone, when you wake in the morning
Gone, when you find that there's no one sleeping
Gone, pretty Penny was her name
She was loved and we all will miss her


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"Pretty Penny" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

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    General CommentI do agree that it may have something to do with a family tragedy. I doubt it deals with the "second coming of Christ," but hey, anything's possible. :]
    I think the mother who OD's is the most accurate meaning.

    Does anybody think it might be about the worthlessness of one's life? That probably made no sense, so I'll explain a bit more...
    It mentions "Pretty Penny was her name," but was it really a name? If you compare a pearl to a penny, the penny is worth little, right? If Penny is the "name" then maybe it wasn't really a name like Bob, but more like a label of value... So when she finds the pearl, maybe she found somebody worth more than her and she leaves (by death or other means)... and it continues as such.

    Now, like I said before, I do believe the ODing of a mother is MUCH more accurate, but the above interpretation is how I first understood it.

    Reminds me of the sea.
    Cancerous Adversaryon December 05, 2007   Link

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