"You Make Me Like Charity" as written by Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson and Olof Bjorn Dreijer....
You try to feel but you can't wake up
You try to touch but you can't wake up
You're holding eyes and you don't wake up
Increase the size and you don't wake up
I do it backwards but I don't wake up
Try to reverse but I don't wake up
I sit astride but I still don't wake up

More than a second
When reading the newspaper
I felt the war
I felt her exposed position
I saw myself in the picture
And I

I took a cab there to hold her
I took a plane there to feel what she felt
You make me like charity
Instead of paying enough taxes

I took a cab there to hold her
I took a plane there to feel what she felt
You make me like charity
Instead of paying enough taxes

I took a cab there to hold her
I took a plane there to feel what she felt
You make me like charity
Instead of paying enough taxes

I took a cab there to hold her
I took a plane there to feel what she felt
You make me like charity
Instead of paying enough taxes

I took a cab there to hold her
I took a plane there to feel what she felt
You make me like charity
Instead of paying enough taxes

I took a cab there to hold her
I took a plane there to feel what she felt
You make me like charity
Instead of paying enough taxes

I took a cab there to hold her
I took a plane there to feel what she felt
You make me like charity
Instead of paying enough taxes

I took a cab there to hold her
I took a plane there to feel what she felt
You make me like charity
Instead of paying enough taxes


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"You Make Me Like Charity" as written by Olof Bjorn Dreijer Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson

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    General Commentmore than a second
    when reading the newspaper
    I felt the war
    I felt her exposed position
    I saw myself in the picture

    I think this song is about feeling a connection to those who we usually only read about, and acting on it. (in this case, war victims)

    I took a cab there to hold her
    I took a plane there to feel what she felt

    Instead of limiting our action to just paying taxes to possibly support something or do something we don't agree with, actually going somewhere and doing something.

    You make me like charity
    instead of paying enough taxes

    Charity in this case being the personal sort, direct time and action. Paying enough taxes being the common, and easy we to not dealing with the world while feeling you are somehow contributing.
    Mantronon October 14, 2007   Link

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