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Song Released: 1985

And She Was Lyrics


And she was lying in the grass
And she could hear the highway breathing
And she could see a nearby factory
She's making sure she is not dreaming
See the lights of a neighbor's house
Now she's starting to rise
Take a minute to...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 15th 2019 report

    It’s about a girl on acid.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2019 report

    At the time of its initial release I seem to recall Byrne hinting that it WAS about suicide. There was some blowback about the song "glamorizing" suicide and I believe that is when he constructed the "hippie chick/acid trip" premise.

  3. anonymous
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    May 22nd 2017 report

    It's about a girl who runs away from a small life. She's a missing person, doesn't fit into the mold. She is rising above it to the unknown. The unknown is the rest of the world she inhabits, after fleeing. She joins the universe and expands her horizons.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2015 report

    I think it was a man who found her in himself. notice feet are a mans feet and she was created by him

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2014 report

    Unquestionably she killed herself. First of all, the title is past tense -- she was, but is no longer. She joined "the world of missing persons" -- she's gone. And she died by her own hand, since they sing "She was glad about ... what she's done."

    Some of the lyrics describing her experience could be describing a drug-induced state, but would she, under the influence of a hallucinogen, make sure she's not dreaming and "take a minute to concentrate"?

    Gotta be suicide.

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 29th 2012 report

    This is about a hippie chick David Burne used to know who would drop trips in the industrial zone.

  7. stshine09
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    Jun 14th 2011 report

    about a chick trippin....she is on an acid trip.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2011 report

    The song is about a woman who has died and/or having an out of body experience just after death.

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