New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

you are listening
to the phone ring
like a church bell
sounding out the hours

and the ringing
cuts the silence like a knife
leaving little pieces
left of your life

you are watching
the night shadows grown tall
swallowing you in peril
like a bird on the wall

shake me down to the soil of the dream
make me whole and take me clean
take me from this reality cold and and mean
cold and mean

i can't answer
i can't speak to anyone
not until i witness
the next rise of the sun

in this darkness
it's like a lead weight in my shoed
i i could rise to answer
even if i wanetd to

shake me down to the soil of the dream
take me home and take me clean
take me from this reality cold and and mean

shake me down to the soil of the dream
take me home and take me clean
take me from this reality cold and and mean

shake me down to the soil of the dream
take me home and take me clean
take me from this reality cold and and mean
cold and mean



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/ani_difranco/cold_and_mean_answering_machine.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×