It's autumn in Gothenburg
I'm walking home to my suburb
Rain falls hard on the city
on every homeless kitty

Oh please god bring relief
even if it's only brief
that she says the dreamer just make-believe
but I thought she said maple leaves

So we talked for hours
and you cried into my sheets
you said you hated your body
that it was just a piece of meat, I disagreed

I think you're beautiful
but it's impossible
to make you understand
that if you don't take my hand
I lose my mind completely
Madness will finally defeat me

She said it was all make-belief
but I thought you said maple leaves
and when she talked about the fall
I thought she talked about the season
I never understood at all

I thought she said maple leaves
and when she talked about about the fall
I thought she talked about Mark E Smith
I never understood at all
I never understood at all
I never understood at all


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Maple Leaves song meanings
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    General CommentI think this is about a person who is in love with a depressed girl. The girl is talking about how much she hates herself and how her life is falling apart, but the narrator fails to realise this (and also concentrates more on how they feel about her, not how she feels about herself). I think the style of the lyrics is very typical of Jens Lekman; while the narrator sounds somewhat humoristically naive (thinking that she is talking about the band when she's talking about "the fall"), it is yet very honest and human (mishearing, seeing things from a slightly different perspective than the other).
    songsongsongon January 11, 2012   Link

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