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Dog and Pony

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Dog and pony

Empty file

Cabinet

You never forget

You never come back the same

Each time you go up in flames

Each time you begin to blame

You never come back the same

Just a little bit more love

Oh, a little bit more love

Just a little bit more love

For me

Just a little bit more love

Oh, a little bit more love

But it's alright

Don't cry

My sweet

You were born

Unto me

I'm torn

Unto me

I'm worn

Unto me

Unworn

So I danced my dance

And I kissed your hands

And I took a chance

And we fell into a trance

Just a little bit more love

Oh, a little bit more love

Just a little bit more love

For me

Just a little bit more love

Oh, a little bit more love

But it's alright

Don't cry

It's alright

Don't cry

It's alright

Don't cry

My sweet

Say one, two, three

One, two, three

One, two, three

You sitting on the rooftop

Me begging here on my knees

I stayed in love with you

You're just falling in love with me

And darling, you know that ain't right

So if love never lasts forever ever, ever

Little brother

Little lover

Twist these strings of fate

There is no clean slate

So I'm carting away

All of myself

In this metal crate

And my dog and my pony

And my empty file cabinet

You never forget

You never come back quite the same

Each time you go up in flames

Each time you begin to blame

You never come back quite the same

Just a little bit of true love

Oh, a little bit of true love

Just a little bit of true love

For me

Just a little bit more love

Oh, a little bit more love

But it's alright

Don't cry

It's alright

Don't cry

It's alright

Don't cry

My sweet

Of course I love it (as with all of reginas songs) Still can't figure out what it means to me though.

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reading through the lyrics, i just got the impression that it's about a miscarriage.. ?

idk why exactly, and there's certainly nothing in the lyrics that leads straight up to that, but for some reason, i feel like it's from the mother's POV, and she's had several failed pregnancies (?)

i definitely think this is from a parent's POV....

IDEA:

there's adoption/foster care involved. rather than the child dying, they are passed on to a new home. they come back to visit, and at the time that they were adopted had no appreciation for their foster parent. now that they're older and can understand what the narrarator did for them, they're starting to appreciate it and are "starting to fall in love" with him/her (i'm gonna say her, but of course him is plausible).

that would explain the significance of the "empty file cabinet", no? Every child in "the system" has a file... maybe the child she sings to was her last foster child. now that s/he is gone, the narrarator wheels away her file cabinet; no more dancing dances and kissing hands.

"a little bit more love, oh just a little bit more love for me" refers to when the child is first being adopted by the new parents. "but it's alright. don't cry, my sweet"... because the kid's going to be happy, even if it's hard for the two to part.

"You were born

Unto me"

the baby/child was under her care first

"I'm torn"

doesn't want to give the child up, but knows she should

"Unto me"

(but it's /my/ baby!)

"I'm worn"

either: 1. the nar. has been doing this for years, and it's always difficult (i lean toward this interp.)

or 2. regardless of how many kids she's taken in, she's gone over this scenario over and over in her mind, dreading it, and holding her breath about it. Now she's just tired.

"Unto me

Unworn"

this is interresting, and i think it's the foster mom looking at the stark contrast between her own worried, frayed self, compared to the innocent, fresh, young child. Maybe this makes her all the more willing to give the baby away, because she's been around the block, you know? she's aged, and the baby deserves to have someone youthful and new to the experience (Disclaimer: i'm speculating on the nararator's thought process, not saying who can or can't be a good parent!)

gaah!! i gotta go. i'll post more after Russian Tea is over!

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Woah^^ Now that you said that, I don't think I could ever derive any other meaning from this song. It makes absolute sense. I feel like the whole song is abou a misscairage.

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Woah shit!!!! I haven't heard this song!!!! Where can I get this song????

Is it on respektonline?? I haven't seen it on there......

Thanks guys!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Brady:

Woah shit!!!! I haven't heard this song!!!! Where can I get this song????

Is it on respektonline?? I haven't seen it on there......

Thanks guys!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Emmerrrrrrr:

quote:
Originally posted by Brady:

Woah shit!!!! I haven't heard this song!!!! Where can I get this song????

Is it on respektonline?? I haven't seen it on there......

Thanks guys!!!

Thanks Emerrr!!!!!!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Brady:

quote:
Originally posted by Emmerrrrrrr:

quote:
Originally posted by Brady:

Woah shit!!!! I haven't heard this song!!!! Where can I get this song????

Is it on respektonline?? I haven't seen it on there......

Thanks guys!!!

Thanks Emerrr!!!!!!!!

No problem, thanks for asking for it.. I hadn't heard it for a long while and now I'm addicted again :]

edit: yeah, that was offtopic. Be like the water, people, I think your interpretation of this song is really good.

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