"Sweets" as written by and Martin James F. Craft....
Little Magdalene, we all know about the places that you've been
You think you're hidden there but everyone has seen
They can see you now you're out in the rain
It's five a.m. and you're on some corner again
Soaking wet and there's no taxi with your name, you say

"I take sweets from strangers
You got a car then let's take a ride
Wanna see some places, gotta make some changes
Gotta do some living tonight, I'm not shy"

Never unseen, ventured out into the great in between
Eucalyptus and the burnt gasoline
On dusty nowhere roads you hitch yourself a ride
With a burnt-down man, who's eyes are still wide
All that you can talk about is suicide, you say

"I take sweets from strangers
You got a car then let's take a ride
Wanna see some places, gotta make some changes
Gotta do some living tonight, I'm not shy"

"I take sweets from strangers
You got a car then let's take a ride
Wanna see some places, gotta make some changes
Gotta do some living tonight, I'm not shy"

Little Magdalene, we all know about the places that you've been



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"Sweets" as written by Martin James F. Craft

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    General CommentThe writer of this song must have known my babys mom. Its a real sad story....When I met her i fell in love with her almost immediately..she has a tattoo of magdalene on her chest...pretty much right up in her cleavage...she used the screen name magdalene and like to think of herself as magdalene and this and that...the song seems to be clearly about a prostitute...babys mom and i decided we were going to have kids together..said we were for sure getting married and so we did get pregnant. A week into the pregnancy she disappeared for 3 days in the city of flint michigan..run down crack city...granted we were some really messed up people at the time (recovering addicts) it still doesnt fix the things she did. She told me that she slept with some guy for crack and that during that time she found one of the pimps guns she was banging and was considering suicicde..the lines i take sweets from strangers and with a burnt down man with whos eyes are still wide and the fact that they use the name magdalene really just blows me away. This song really makes me feel better about everything because...even though all this happened..she was still pregnant with my child SO we split up for a bit (should have been forever) but still said we would do what was best for the baby (once she came to her senses after this binge and completely cleaned up her act with drugs) so as time went by and we started to heal...I being the stupid ass that i am was still fell back in love with her and forgave her...i dunno sounds really stupid but i never did fall out of love with her and i really thought she changed...well anyways she ended up cheating on me again with god knows how many people..from what i can judge it was only two and ruining my life in the process as we had moved in together and i started a life in her home town about 4 hours north of me...I was left with nothing and nowhere to go when she kicked me out of our house.....anyways its too long a story to carry on with but yeah..thank you M.Craft for this song and Little magdalene....now we really do all know about the places that you've been.
    undertheroseon January 27, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Little Magdalene, we all know about the places that you've been"

    Mary Magdalene was a bible character who was originally a prostitute before she met Jesus and then became one of his close followers. she was known for witnessing the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. M. craft uses the name “Little Magdalene” to give a hint that this girl is a prostitute. “All the places that she’s been” refers to all the people she’s been “with”

    "You think you're hidden there but everyone has seen
    They can see you now you're out in the rain
    It's five a.m. and you're on some corner again
    Soaking wet and there's no taxi with your name"

    She's standing out in the dead of night, in the rain, because she's waiting for a "john" or because she is homeless, or has nowhere to go. Or has no way to get anywhere because she has no money to afford a taxi or there is no taxi's running at this hour and in this part of town. In other words, she has a rough life.

    "I take sweets from strangers
    You got a car then let's take a ride
    Wanna see some places, gotta make some changes
    Gotta do some living tonight, I'm not shy"

    Sweets refers to the money/gifts/drugs that she gets in return for sex with strangers, also a play on words with the term "sugar daddy"
    the way street hookers usually do business is waiting for a car to pick them up.
    she is willing to be taken in the car wherever her client decides to go
    she tells her client that she's ready to do some living, to make him think she enjoys this life. she tells him I'm not shy which is seductive.

    "Never unseen, ventured out into the great in between
    Eucalyptus and the burnt gasoline
    On dusty nowhere roads you hitch yourself a ride
    With a burnt-down man, who's eyes are still wide
    All that you can talk about is suicide"

    Eucalyptus is a plant that is native to Australia. the girl decides to take a journey by hitching rides from strangers
    A man driving by see’s her on the side of the road trying to hitch hike, so he picks her up. when she gets in the car she notices that this man is “burnt-down” (not in a good state) he doesn’t look physically or mentally healthy, he looks like a mess, he could be drunk.
    “his eyes are still wide” means that he is still young.
    He tries to make conversation with her, but he doesn’t know what to say, because lately all that he can think about is suicide.
    I think.. maybe... this man might be M craft himself.
    imacreepon May 30, 2018   Link

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