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Regina Spektor: 20 Years of Snow Meaning

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20 Years of Snow Lyrics

He's a wounded animal
He lives in a matchbox
He's a wounded animal
And he's been coming around here

He's a dying breed
He's a dying breed

His daughter is twenty years of snow falling
She's twenty years of strangers looking into each...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 23rd 2013 report

    This song is about how a wolf thinks about men lighting cigars in Russia during the winter, the wolf knows it's the chosen one but can't decide when to act.

  2. aquamaddie
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    Apr 25th 2010 report

    I think the beginning of the song is initially about a man whose experienced a lot of hurt in his life and is a "wounded animal". He is quiet and meek and lives his life with consistancy which is comfortable for him. He's unique and there aren't many men like him left. He has a daughter who is basically the complete opposite of him so they aren't very close. She is tidy, naive, and positive. He is messy, has seen a lot in his lifetime, and is bitter. She may be the polar opposite of her father but her personality is another extreme that is rare and is hard to find. The daughter yearns to live down south, most likely near the Bayou because the lyrics say she'd "prefer the moss". She doesn't like where she's living now, most likely a well known city because the lyrics mention "navigators with their mappy maps". The main idea of the song: It's a story of a girl who is the opposite of her unadventurous and wounded father who yearns to be adventurous, spontaneous and try new things like move down to the south instead of living in the city her entire life.


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