The mighty continents divided
For a second time in all history
They found themselves just floating
Free from all responsibility
Without the weight of being whole
Some flew seaward all on their own
But if you want something back
All the things that got cracked
When i felt like you lied to me
And all the million mistakes
And the kicks in the face
But i don't want you to die in me
So when you say what you want
That you need what you got
Don't forget to be kind to me

Now here's an apple with a tougher skin
While you've got your pretty scales and fins you say
See all the things that i can do
So perfectly my body grew but in

All the time you felt so free
Did you forget how much you once loved me
And if you want something back
All the things that got cracked
When i felt like you lied to me
And all the million mistakes
And the kicks in the face
But i don't want you to die in me
So when you say what you want
That you need what you got
Don't forget to be kind to me
I don't want you to die in me


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"Don't Die in Me" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn

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    General CommentMirah is actually a lesbian (thankyou Wikipedia), but the song can be taken in the context of any romantic relationship. Most of the lines are fairly straightforward. "The mighty continents divided" seems a fairly direct reference to Pangaea. Within that context there is an allusion to drifting apart and separation.

    There are also clear references to evolution and change. An "apple with a tougher skin" and "your pretty scales and fins" are references to evolutionary change and differences that have occured through evolution. This can also be considered with the reference to drifiting apart, as people evolve separately when they are no longer together.

    It seems a lot of people tend to associate with this song personally. From my perspective the lines "Don't forget to be kind to me / I don't want you to die in me" are saying that she still has feelings for the other person inside of her, and she doesn't want to lose those feelings of affection, but it requires the other person to be kind and not destroy the feeling.
    dtmon September 10, 2008   Link

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