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Song Released: 1965

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    Jul 1st, 2014 7:56am report

    He's afraid that his high society girlfriend thinks she's too good for him. So he fucks her mom which has her plucked from the elite. (I don't know much about the geography of this place but I'm assuming Steadly wasn't as classy as Knights Bridge in 1964). But he's only doing it as a warning. He's saying "don't ever think you're too good for me and don't ever underestimate me"


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    Nov 27th, 2012 11:16pm report

    To me it sounds as a wealthy couple had a daughter and when they split, the father took the money with him. And now he is bestowing some of his wealth onto his daughter and he is warning her not to be like the mother. When in the song it says " and your father be there with her, if he only could" I believe he is speaking in the third person. I think it's all the father talking.
    Or....it's a god or the devil telling the daughter, look your family had this and I took it away, I can do the same to you if you don't "watch you step"
    Just two thoughts.


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    Nov 26th, 2012 11:04am report

    This song has intrigued me since it was released in 1965. The girl is obviously rich and privileged and the singer is warning her that she's getting out of her depth. All this is clear. The mysterious figure, however, is the mother. Is she still rich (heiress, St Johns Wood) or on the skids (Stepney)? If the latter, would living with her be a safe alternative for the daughter? Also, her father "took" her diamonds, etc., could mean either took them away from her (sending her from Knightsbridge to Stepney) or took them to her. I think mama is still rich but doing serious slumming, but it's ambiguous.

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