the light was empty my hands were still when I heard the news
I already knew you already told me waves goodbye
I'm not saying the end it's going around you
Mandy you are here with me now
Mandy never far from me
desperate raiding cupboards mixing gin and vodka
I honestly believe you kept me away from harm I was seeking
see you made me safely
I'm at ease
I know you are
I miss you
I miss you
and once upon a time a 10 year old girl
and Mandy you picked me
you picked me
I'll see you when I see you when I see you again
I'll see you when I see you again

Lyrics submitted by Gwirleybee

Mandy (1985-2000) song meanings
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this one! Definitely one of their best songs. The awesome lyrics, the bittersweet melody, and the way Kaia sings it. So filled with emotions.

    Obviously, it's about a girl called Mandy. When she was 15, she died. Kaia says "When I heard the news, I already knew. You already told me, waves goodbye". In other words, Mandy's death was not unexpected. Maybe she passed away from a certain disease. Or maybe she commited suicide.

    Anyway, it's all about Kaia dealing with her grief. The song tells us how much she misses Mandy, and how important she was to her. In one point in the song, Kaia starts drinking heavily. ("Desperate raiding cupboards, mixing gin and vodka"). That's a way of trying to deal with the pain inside. A way of trying to forget...

    However, she's also at ease. She figures Mandy's still out there, somewhere. Kaia misses her, and she hopes they'll once meet again. If there's a life after death, maybe?
    Gwirleybeeon April 15, 2006   Link

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