Her mother said that she couldn't love
The physical way a woman should
Then where else could she go?
Where the sisters and the fathers can't save her soul

Send them in, see them on
She can't find a lover, she'll fashion one
Imaginary men
Like the burned out poets in the hinterland

The phoenix says,
The devil says,
The serpent says,
The siren says,
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?

The hourglass sees what shelf life does
She asked, exactly tell me
"What is love but grieving life alone?"
Just the words from prophets and religious shows

Imagine hurt, imagine tears
She opened up until she disappeared
Vanished, hand in hand,
With all the long-lost children locked in Neverland

The phoenix says,
The devil says,
The serpent says,
The siren says,
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?

The phoenix says
The devil says
The serpent says
The siren says

Oh, the phoenix says
Burn for me
The Devil says
Lie for me
The serpent says
Beg for me
The siren says
Die for me

Oh, the phoenix says
Burn for me
The Devil says
Lie for me
The serpent says
Beg for me
The siren says
Die for me


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"Song of Imaginary Beings" as written by Liam Coverdale-howe Suzanne Powell

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    General CommentI am somewhere between cakeY's and whatshe_said's interpretation. Both of interpretations are very good, I think, and probably better than mine.

    I think that song is about being sexual deviant or maybe, if "deviant" is too strong ephitet, maybe about having anormal sexual needs. The girl sees that she have different sexual needs than others and she cannot deal with it, because people around her don't accept it. Maybe she has moral or religous problem with it. She can't find support in religion wich condemn her and she can't find in family which throw her away. "She can't find a lover" who would understand her different needs and who would satisfy her, so "she'll fasion one", she'll imagine lover, she'll escape to unreal world, world of her own fantasy. And later, she's too emotionally involved in this, she cannot come back, so she "disappeared". She doesn't want to come back to world which throw her away. She probably suffers from that kind of life, and she doubts in love. I know, my whole interpretation is too complicated, and that probably wasn't that what chris corner meant, but that's just what this song means to me.

    P.S. I'm sorry if my english is wrong.I don't use that language usually in my country. Anyway, I hope that my post in understandable.
    Mirlokeon April 30, 2008   Link

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