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I've got a little red bow
And I bought it for you
'Cause I know you're not fair
I don't get it, oh well
And you color my skin
And the colors don't blend
'Cause I'm gonna get you
And your little dog too
There's a yellow brick road
That we...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 15th, 2009 10:14pm report


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWaga-tSFG8

    I'm sure Breaking Benjamin doesn't care how you interpret the song,but it seems to me that the song is about the Wizard of Oz; In this video he actually says "This song is about the 'Wizard of Oz'" .



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    anonymous
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    Jan 8th, 2009 1:37pm report


    This song is very much so aligned with the Wizard of Oz. The three times I've seen BB live they have introduced this song by shutting off all the lights on stage except for a single green strobe that they flash all over the crowd while a recording of the Wicked Witch states her famous line, "Ill get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"
    There is no arguing for the song not having attachment to the classic film, but its highly likely that he is interpreting the movie to his own life. Maybe he had a childhood thing for Dorothy, maybe he is relating to a character. This is a freshman album, by all means, so quite possibly the song isnt the deepest of all their work to date, its still a great song and open to interpretation. We can take this as deep as we'd like, too.



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    Chulyin
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    Dec 19th, 2008 12:43pm report


    The Wizard of Oz is a methapor.
    This wabsire can explain it better than I can... Http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?noframes;read=115708

    Anyway, seeing as how the Wizard of Oz is a metaphor (at least, the characters) I'd sayt that the song is a metaphor for a methaphor. It talks about going home, away from everything, and that could mean getting away from politics, government, etc.

    But that's just my thought. It could be wrong. =)



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    anonymous
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    Jul 4th, 2008 7:49pm report


    THE WIZARD OF OZ IS A METAPHOR. life is a fucking metaphor. This song is about Wizard of Oz, therefore yes it is metaphorical.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 18th, 2008 1:28pm report


    I've got a little red bow
    And I bought it for you

    (This refers to Dorothy)

    'Cause I know you're not fair
    I don't get it, oh well

    (This refers to Ben's confusion of the story line, as he probably watched it as a small child)

    And you color my skin
    And the colors don't blend

    (Refering to the black and white section's of the movie)

    'Cause I'm gonna get you
    And your little dog too

    (A line courtasy of the Wicked Witch of the West)

    There's a yellow brick road
    That we follow back home

    (Well that's a no-brainer)

    'Cause I know you can't wait
    Your belligerent hate

    (This may be referring to the "Deeper Meaning" everyone seems to be talking about)

    There's no place like home
    There's no place like home
    Like home

    (Again, a line from Dorothy, another no-brainer there)

    I've, got a southern belle too
    And ruby red shoes

    (Dorothy once again, from Kansas and her shoes)

    With a body of straw

    (Duh, the scarecrow)

    Are you sick of it all?

    (Refering to the twisted plot line of the movie)

    There's a man made of tin
    With an oil can grin

    (The tin man)

    And I'm gonna get you
    And your little dog too

    (Wicked Witch of the West)

    There's a yellow brick road
    That we follow back home
    And I know you can't wait
    Your belligerent hate
    There's no place like home
    There's no place like home



    There's a little white porch
    And you wanted it so

    (Refering to how much Dorothy wanted to go home during the course of the movie)

    Can you let me go down
    To the end of the road

    (The Wizard of Oz)

    In the black and the white
    A technicolorful life

    (This is refering to how boring the World seemed to Dorothy when she got home)

    Can I stand by your side?
    We can make it alright
    Like home
    'Cause I'm home
    There's a little white porch
    And you wanted it so
    Can you let me go down
    To the end of the road
    In the black and the white
    A technicolorful life
    Then another arrived
    It's a cowardly lion
    What I want from this world
    What I wanna resolve
    When I want you to stay
    So I wash you away
    I don't wanna be bold
    I don't wanna be cold
    I don't wanna grow old
    I don't wanna go home

    (This is basically about how much Dorothy regrets going home in the end, as she finds the wirld boring compared to Oz)

    Well that's my interpretation, I don't get why everyone seems to think that every one of thier songs has to have a deep meaning, the song is probably about a love that Ben had for this song as a child.



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    ilovepaparoach
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    Dec 3rd, 2007 12:56pm report


    This song IS a fucking metaphor. Why would Breaking Benjamin write about the damn Wizard of Oz?! It makes no sense. This song is about the differences between himself and another person (probably a girl). He loves her but they just don't click together for her.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 2nd, 2007 12:16pm report


    The song does have a metaphor. It is surrounding the story of wizard of oz.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2007 10:30am report


    Omfg not everything has to be a metaphor! they can write bout the freaking wizard of oz if they want. even the best artists can be random and not choose some deep song. quit tryin to change it into something it's not. It's wizard of oz. get over it



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    musica_equals_love
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    Oct 3rd, 2007 10:40pm report


    It IS a metaphor, nobody as brilliant as Breaking Benjamin will write about a story. He doesn't know what he wants out of life (what I want from this world, what I want to resolve)

    There is a girl, but he's confused about her. She makes his black and white life a technicolorful life. but the colors don't blend and she hates him. He wants to go home, which is back to how he was before her.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 9th, 2007 9:31pm report


    This song IS about the wizard of oz. Ben himself usually introduce "home" as "the song about the wizard of oz"



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    anonymous
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    Aug 9th, 2007 8:33pm report


    Its a metaphor for her being different and wanting different things than him, and she wants him to be something he's not but he loves her anyway and can't figure out what to do. There you go.



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    erinw88
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    Jun 7th, 2007 6:10am report


    What? wtf?! I don't know what it's metaphorically, but it's not that, that makes absolutely no sense.



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    anonymous
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    May 7th, 2007 5:16pm report


    It's about him being in love but there are other people that are standing in his way of the girl. He is willing to give her everything, but isn't sure if the will is worth the reward.



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    ilovepaparoach
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    Apr 29th, 2007 4:32am report


    IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MOTHER FUCKING WIZARD OF OZ!!! It's a metaphor. I just don't know what the hell it means.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2007 4:17pm report


    Not to mention "There's a yellow brick road that we follow back home" "I'm gonna get you and your little dog too" "There's no place like home" "Ruby Red Shoes" and "Black and the white, technicolorful life" Basically all about the wizard of oz.






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