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tell me, baby, tell me

are you still on the stoop

watching the windows close?

i've not seen you lately

on the street by the beach

or places we used to go



i've a picture of you

on our favorite day

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    anonymous
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    Dec 31st, 12:16pm report


    There are dozens of interpretations of this song online, e.g., it's a big brother singing to his sister; a man or woman singing to their ex-lover.

    Here's what I've always thought: It's a sad parent, singing about their dead child.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2016 6:00am report


    It sounds to me like a song addressed to a wife who has died, remembering the young son they had also lost who she has rejoined. It's about the saddest thing I've heard and I really hope Sam Beam hasn't lived it.




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