she was a white owl and had him like a high school dropout.
her brittle bones are crackin' faintly.
her auteur's a lunch-line lady.

so i can't turn back, honey.
come on back, darling.
come on, come on.
get back together.
waste your time in the new when i'm talkin' to you?
shut up.

she was coming up from everything he'd ever taught her.
he said, "only try to talk when spoken to
and believe it's now or never."

so i can't go back, honey,
your folded money
come on, come on, get back together.
prance around in the nude when i'm talking to you?
shut up.

turned yourself into mush; you're taking it all.
come on, get back together.
waste your time in the new when i'm talking to you?
come on.

like a tiger creeping,
oh canada, you dug your teeth in.
and this child's gonna walk himself home
and nothing's gonna stop his progress.

so i can't turn back, honey.
come on back, darling.
come on, come on, get back together.
prance around in the nude when i'm talking to you,
so shut up.

turned yourself into mush; you're taking it all.
come on, get back together.
waste your time in the new when i'm talking to you?
shut up.


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Barfight Revolution, Power Violence song meanings
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    General Commentyeah so recently I was listening to this song and being all orgasm orgasm...but then I started thinking about what it's about which is distinctly nonorgasmic. I think it's about a woman whose lover abuses and controls her.

    so I think the first bit means the girl is a high school dropout and has a job like a lunch line lady? I'm just guessing on that since the lyrics are so hard to understand. But I think it means that the girl doesn't have a lot of financial power or education. "Her brittle bones are cracking faintly"=she is weak.

    The choruses are what the guy says when the girl tries to leave him. First he acts all pathetic and begs her not to leave "turn back honey, c'mon, come darling, c'mon," but he always ends up bossing her around and wanting her to "turn herself into mush." I'm not sure if "prance around in the nude when I'm talking to you" is a command or him accusing her of cheating on him/not respecting him enough.

    "She was coming up from everything he ever taught her"=she started to question how he taught her to submit to him and wanted to leave. "Only try to talk when spoken to" is what he tells her to do, "believe it's now or never" is him telling her that no one else would want her so she has to stay with him. "Your folded money" means she was trying to save up money to leave him, and he found it.

    Then I think the last verse is about how they have a fight, maybe because they have a kid now. This is just my guess, but I think maybe the woman "dug her teeth in" more than usual because it was her kid, and the father wanted to do some tough-love thing ("walk himself home") that he thought was good for the kid, but the mom doesn't approve.

    the last 2 choruses kind of sum up the whole theme, because the first chorus is really gentle and pathetic like the guy's trying to win her back, and then the second chorus is loud and fierce again like he really is.
    mockingsmileon July 15, 2007   Link

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