Lyric discussion by Doom Shepherd 

I'm reading a little more into this song than most folks seem to be... to me, it's not just a friendship that's been destroyed, but a life that's about to be.

It seems to me that the singer has grown up with this friend all through childhood and adolescence, and now the friend has gotten involved with someone who is abusive, and it just keeps getting worse.

Abused folks are often dependent, and the phrase "I said you don't need my voice girl you have your own but you never thought it was enough of" strikes me as that... someone who can't speak for themselves and so other perople speak for them, controlling them.

"Sand under his shoes" is a pretty low thing to be, and naturally, when she confronts her friend about it, they fight, "go at each other like blank ettes."

The lively friend she had is gone, so far gone that she appears dead inside... "and now I speak to you are you in there you have her face and her eyes but you are not her"

And the singer is afraid that it's going to end in tragedy. That her friend is either going to suicide or be killed by the abuse. She's like to be able to turn away, I think, but she loves the friend too much.

It's a terrible position to be in: "can't stop loving, can't stop what is on its way, and I see it coming, and it's on its way."

@Doom Shepherd This is also my interpretation of the song. I saw her perform this in Glasgow on the 'Under The Pink' tour. She played it on a toy piano at the front of the stage. Very, very haunting.

@Doom Shepherd Wow, I do believe you nailed it! For a time, I was thinking perhaps they were refugees—in a camp together or something (blanket friends, after all), and I can still imagine that being the case, BUT I find your interpretation more powerful/salient. As someone who was IN an abusive relationship (and I do believe I would have died if I didn’t get out when I did), I can verify this idea of “you have her face…but you are not her,” as I often try to explain to ppl that I was so far gone—the constant brainwashing plus the...

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