Fiona Apple: Paper Bag Meaning
Paper Bag Lyrics
To pray on, or wish on, or something like that
I was having a sweet fix of a daydream of a boy
Whose reality I knew, was a hopeless to be had
But then the dove of hope began its downward...
anonymous Jan 19th 2012, 10:57 report
For me, I believe it's a reference to alcoholism. How she suffers watching him slowly kill himself, waiting for hope, and when she thinks there's hope, he goes back to his "old ways" which would hurt her feelings.
She becomes the mess. Anxious, worries, numb.
Funny how much the alcoholic's behavior can affect a person.
anonymous Jul 14th 2011, 14:53 report
Sounds like a person I've been crazy about for years. Sleepless nights thinking about him, and him being equally in "love" with me. Only to be left feeling empty from time to time, hyping him up in my head, trying to justify him as my soulmate, and finding out that he's just a "boy". Being in "love" but so indecisive turns one a bit crazy.
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