"Darlin' One" as written by Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, R. "slim" Dunlap and Chris Mars....
The smell of man that now scents your wings
And with that, brings a change in things
Banished forever from the sacred nest
On your snow-white breast
I feel there's still unrest

I said, hey, darlin' one
Your time has come
Hey, darlin' one

Five hundred midnights since have passed
Since I held you fast
You were safe at last
Wax burnt my finger like a clear blue flame
So young and tame
I was to blame

N' I call your name, darlin' one
Your time has come
I said hey, darlin' one
Your time has just begun

I cupped my hands around you
And I swore you would fly
My tears fell through the dirt
As I heaved you to the sky

And I heard, "Darlin' one
Your time has come
Your time has come
Hey, darlin', darlin', darlin' one"

Hey, darlin' one, your time has come

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"Darlin' One" as written by Paul Westerberg Chris Mars

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    General CommentAm I the only Replacements fan that likes this song? This song could be a metaphor for a girl losing her virginity. But I think it's actually about a young boy who finds a baby bird that has fallen out of it's nest. The boy takes care of the bird until it is old enough to fly. He is both sad and happy as he sets the bird free.
    JohnGalt23on March 28, 2013   Link

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