There goes the gal in the pretty skirt
With the golden smile that made you feel new
Like when the marching band strolls the street
You know another year?s come too soon

So you took her hand and she gave a look
That sent you to the moon
And there you spoke the words of a gentleman
Can I have this dance with you?
Can I share this dance with you?

Won't you come on home?
I built us a flying machine
And we'll go where you want
And we'll sail the seven seas
I hope all is well in Daisy's dreams

There goes the gal
Yeah, the pretty bird, on the golden mile
That made you feel real
She took with on to the stars
She don't make no big deal

And there she sits with them big old fields
Of daisies and rusty mills
And when the sun, it shines on her hair of gold
She's beautiful, she's beautiful

Won't you come on home?
I built us a flying machine
And we'll go where you want
We'll sail the seven seas
I hope all is well in Daisy's dreams
In Daisy's dreams

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Bella Lyrics as written by Julia Stone Angus Stone

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    General Commentthis song makes me think of a boy infatuated with a girl... so cute
    caitlynnicoleeeon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually about annabell, one of our friends that was killed from a drug overdose at the good vibrations festival.
    kangarulzon December 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think Angus is singing it to a girl who he loved very much, but they possibly broke up, and this is his atempt to get back together with her, or him wishing this girl well
    lic_is_madon June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song becomes something like a description of her life and how he perceived her and her qualities. The song stands out as a tribute and it’s obvious that he’s talking about a specific person. The chorus “Won't you come on home, I built us a flying machine. And well go where you want, we'll sail the seven seas. I hope all is well, in Daisy's dreams” is longing for her to come back, but at the same time wishing her well. It is not until the last verse, where he says “She took to the stars” we realise that she’s actually passed. The lyrics in this song are clever as he addresses a tragic circumstance but in a beautiful way, creating not a sad feeling because she’s gone, but a celebration of the person she was.
    Pretty amazing, if you ask me.
    Q12on July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn an interview with Triple J (while A Book Like This was feature album), Angus said that this song was about a friend of his and Julia's when they were children who died of cancer.

    Judging from the lyrics, their friend was beautiful and very close to them. When she died they couldn't believe she was gone...
    Angry Nihiliston November 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo pretty, it's a beautiful tribute to their lost friend.
    shockdelicaon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDo you think they're referencing Daisy Buchanan from the Great Gatsby?
    gustgaion May 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be summed up in the first stanza, that this song is written from the perspective of a little boy, in whose eyes things are innocent and 'new'.
    The way we all wish we still saw the world, and as such, the way Angus wishes the girl to be remembered.
    dominicolason October 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI misinterpreted this song until I saw the lyrics - I thought it was about a guy who was deeply in love with a girl, but she seemed to be a bit oblivious. It changes perspective from narrator to the boy in love, like when he "spoke the words of a gentelman" - he spoke to a girl he was deeply infatuated with. And he talks about how beautiful she is...

    I heard the lyrics like this, until I actually knew them:
    "So you took her hand and she gave a look, that sent you to the moon" was actually "So you took her hand and she gave you LOVE, that sent you to the moon". When someone 'takes you to the moon', doesn't it mean they were really good in bed? So they had really awesome sex that made him like her even more.

    "I built us a flying machine. And we'll go where you want, we'll sail the seven seas". I actually thought he said "It WON'T go where you want, but it'll sail the seven seas". By that I thought he meant that he would do anything for the girl he was singing to, but what he did just wasn't good enough. Even after that, he would still try by "sailing the seven seas".

    Anyways, when I hadn't seen the lyrics I interpreted them that way. Now that I know the story behind it and I know the proper lyrics the song makes much more sense.
    millroyon December 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me chills when you here a little girl saying hello at the start,

    knowing that it was about his friend who died of cancer when they were little leads you to imagine what she was like,

    The innocence of the lyrics, 'Yeah the pretty bird, on the golden mile that made you feel real,' and 'In the pretty skirt with the
    Golden smile that made you feel new,' really bring out the innocence of the girl that she was the words 'new' and 'real' display the effect children have on the community, they are completely care free and new , and the words 'gold' repeated show the beauty and the gold that she shared with everyone, she clearly was someone very special

    this song is beautiful in every word, and it gives me shivers, Angus and Julia are extremely talented.
    brontethompsonon May 23, 2010   Link

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