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Birthday


She lives in this house over there,
Has her world outside it.
Scrabbles in the earth with her fingers
And her mouth--she's five years old.
Thread worms on a string,
Keeps spiders in her pocket,
Collects fly-wings in a jar scrubs horse flies
And pinches them on a line.
She's got one friend he lives next door,
They listen to the weather,
He knows how many freckles she's got,
She scratches his beard.
She's painting huge books,
Glues them together,
They saw a big raven;
It glided down the sky--she touched it.
Today's a birthday they're smoking cigars,
He got a chain of flowers,
Sows a bird in her knickers,
They're smoking cigars,
Lie in the bathtub,
Chain of flowers.



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  • U
    UnregisteredNov 10, 2011 at 9:06 am
    Its about a molestation. Sorry to be so blunt but, its
    About a a 5 year old little girl who has an inappropriate
    Relationship with an man who lives next door. "he knows
    How many freckles she's got , she scratches his beard. "
    ... "he's got a chain of flowers, sows a bird in her knickers. "
    "they lie in the bathtub. " she talks about them seeing
    A big raven and she says, "they saw a big raven, it glided
    Down, she touched it. " bjork fans (me being one) always get
    Upset about this and say that that's perverted, bjork make a wouldn't
    Song about a girl being molested. Maybe she needed to. The little girl thinks
    Its just another game they play, the game with the raven (symbolism)

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