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Fiona Apple: Paper Bag Meaning

Song Released: 2000


Paper Bag Lyrics

I was staring at the sky, just looking for a star
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...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 17th, 8:45am report


    What I get from this is:
    She is hoping for the love relationship with this guy to really work out, even though she views it as a hopeless situation.
    Because of that, shes looking for signs of "hope" but what she thought was hope was nothing. "Just a paper bag".
    Meaning she is losing hope for the future with this man.

    One can really understand how much she loves and wants this guy, but there are undercurrents of self sabatage on her part which is all part of her mess.
    He's a guy. He just doesnt get her. As usual in many relatiinships.
    What ever the issues, she leaves even though she loves him deeply. She thinks she is too much for him.
    And he was not man enough to go after her or the love she has for him. If he did he would prove what he is made of. Thereby bringing love and all the hope it needs with him.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 19th, 2012 1:57am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 14th, 2011 7:53pm 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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