What does Goin' Down mean?

The Pretty Reckless: Goin' Down Meaning

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Goin' Down Lyrics

Hey there, Father
I don't wanna bother you
But I've got a sin to confess
I'm just 16 if you know what I mean
Do you mind if I take off my dress?

Don't know where to start
Let me get to the good parts
Might wanna cross up your legs...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2013 !⃝

    The "circumcision" is she either carved something into his manhood or cut it off.

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 26th 2012 !⃝

    Taylor has said that the song is just a story and is not relevant to her life. It was written during the whole 'priests molesting children' media hype.
    She talks about it here...


  3. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2011 !⃝

    I believe the song's meaning is that Taylor found her boyfriend cheating on her with another women (...But I caught him with another woman in the bed I made him...) and decided to kill him.
    The 'father' would symbol the Priest, not God in this instance since one line of the song goes "I hear you know God could you give him a nod in my direction" and decides that, to repay the Priest for trying to help her, she should give him a sexual favor.
    The beginning of the song is a confession to the Priest (...I've got envy, I've got greed, anything that you need and I'm not above having to beg...) where she is saying that she envies someone, is greedy and would 'beg' the father to help her which also leads to the speculation of her 'whoring' herself out to make her sins go away in the eyes of God.
    In my opinion the whole chorus is about her going down to Hell where she is saying that she would like God to save her from the sins that condoned her into Hell in the first place.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 8th 2011 !⃝

    She's talking to a priest, and is offering sexual favors if he can save her for the wrong she did in killing her boyfriend who had cheated on her.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 16th 2011 !⃝

    It's a coversation shes having with god " Hey there, Father,I don’t wanna bother you, But I’ve got a sin to confess" and saying that her boyfriend cheated in her and she found out she killed him: "But I caught him with another woman in the bed I made him, So I put him in a grave" ("made" being a term for geting found out not caught) then she says that she regrets it: "I didn’t wanna do it" "But wait, why did I have to go and kill him When he was the best I’d ever had?" and now people kno she did it: "The next day on the television they identified him By the circumsicion that I made and now I’m on the run" (i dont kno what circumsion is).

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