Losing the star without a sky
Losing the reasons why
You're losing the calling that you've been faking
And I'm not kidding

It's damned if you don't
And it's damned if you do
Be true 'cause they'll lock you up
In a sad sad zoo
Oh hidy hidy hidy what cha tryin' to prove
By hidy hidy hiding you're not worth a thing

Sew your fortunes on a string
And hold them up to light
Blue smoke will take
A very violent flight
And you will be changed
Sand everything
And you will be in a very sad sad zoo.

I once was lost but now I'm found was blind
But now I see you
How selfish of you to believe
In the meaning of all the bad dreaming

Metal heart you're not hiding
Metal heart you're not worth a thing

Metal heart you're not hiding
Metal heart you're not worth a thing


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"Metal Heart" as written by Cat Power Marshall

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    General Commenti'm not really a cat power fan, i just have a couple of her songs that people sent me and i've listened to them only once or twice. i have to say tho, it didn't hit me how great this song was until i gave it another proper listen when i was really down in the dumps.

    i think it's about freeing yourself of the self-restraints you put urself up to to protect yourself. and the way i see it, she's somewhat chiding herself for putting up all these defences, altho she understands that it may be necessary to protect yourself, to cushion yourself from the possible hurt (damned if you don't, damned if you do). but i see this as her reaching a moment of clarity where she decides 'i'm not gonna be all closed-up anymore', because she finally sees how self-destructive that can be. ("how selfish of you to believe in the meaning of all the bad dreaming")
    jadedgypsyon April 30, 2006   Link

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