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 Comment"losing a star without a sky
    losing the reasons why
    you're losing the calling, you've been faking"

    i think this is about making up an image of you or something you supposedly believe in that isn't really true or worthwhile... and you get so wrapped up in trying to convince others and yourself of this so-called truth that you even forget what it was supposed to mean, why you did it...

    "oh hidy hidy hidy what're you trying prove?
    by hidy hidy hiding you're not worth a thing"
    again... if you forget to be yourself and just focus on this image (what are you trying to prove by doing it, who are you trying to impress, it doesn't make sense to try this), then that's when you stop being worth all that...

    "how selfish of you
    to believe in the meaning of all the bad dreaming"
    and sometimes you give up on people or projects because you imagine it may all go wrong and then you believe it. it's like ending a relationship for fear of being hurt, and thus, hurting the other person. selfish.

    one of the most beautiful, most melancholy, most post-disillusionment songs i've ever heard.
    dylan_in_the_movieson August 07, 2006   Link

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