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Regina Spektor: Daniel Cowman Meaning

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On the day that Daniel Cowman stopped existing

the world should've ended right then and there

at precisely four-fifteen when he stopped existing

the world should've ended--how could it go on?

How could it go on when I don't exist? I...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2013 report

    I think this song might be about someone she knew. I'm thinking maybe someone she was doing drugs with. In this song she says "And I was sitting in the corner with my pants down
    And I was sure someone next door was blowing up balloons
    And they was red and orange". This sounds like a drug experience. She also refers to him as "heroin boy". I don't know if he died or not but it seems that she's saying the world should have ended when his life did.

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2011 report

    This song is possibly a reference to a song by Modest Mouse called "Cowboy Dan". In their song, Cowboy Dan says that when he dies, he wants God to die too, but he returns as a ghost and sees that the world hasn't ended, in fact. This relates to this song because in this song, it says that...

    "On the day that Daniel Cowman stopped existing the world should've ended right then and there".

    I got this off of another site, but not word-for-word.


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