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Ratcat – I Think We're Alone Now lyrics

(Cordell waner chappel)
Children Behave, that's what they say
When were together and watch how you play
They don't understant and so were running
Just as fast as we can,
Holding onto one anothers hands
Trying to get away into the night and then
You put your arms around me as we tumble to the ground
And then you say I think were alone now
There doesnt't seem to be anyone around
I think were alone now,
The beating of our hearts is the only sound.
Look at the way we've gotta hide what were doing
Because what would they say if they ever knew.
And so were running just as fast as we can,
Holding onto one anothers hands
Trying to get away into the night and then
You put your arms around me as we tumble to the ground
And then you say I think were alone now
There doesnt't seem to be anyone around
I think were alone now,
The beating of our hearts is the only sound.
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I think were alone now
There doesnt't seem to be anyone around
I think were alone now,
The beating of our hearts is the only sound.*
{Repeat *4*}



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    xman314
    I agree with most of what you say, but there is absolutely nothing you've said that suggests the reading of the song could be any more about a youthful heterosexual first love than it could be about homosexual fist love. Your assumption about the year of the song’ s publication is not convincing enough beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are right. Rather, it is your opinion, and is no more valid that the possibly that it is about homosexual first love. And by the way, who do you think you are by being so benevolent to grant people the right to thing what ever they want. I agree the song lyrics are too cheerful to suggest incest. The song is about a forbidden love, a situation experienced by both homosexuals and heterosexuals alike, so the song belongs to both communities.
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    gggg
    This is a great song, the kind that sticks with you and almost compels you to sing along.
    The lyrics are probably about two children, pre-teens, perhaps they live in the same neighborhood and perhaps have been playing together since they were toddlers. But they're growing up now and falling in love. Their parents warn them to "watch how" they play, since things are getting a little too physical for their comfort. The parents can't quite imagine their kids transitioning into sexual beings, especially since they've seen these two playing in the sandbox for all these years. The kids find they have to escape "into the night" to "hide what" they're doing. Because, after all, "what would they say if they ever knew".
    The image of the kids running, holding hands, tumbling to the ground, indicates that the are still rather young, as does the opening line where the parents still refer to them as "children". This image of youthful love and first sexual experiences makes the song especially appealing as it harkens back joyful memories for many listeners.
    Some interpretations you find on the web, including that the song indicates either a homosexual relationship or even incest between a brother and a sister are in my opinion misguided. The song is too cheerful to indicate something as sinister as incest. The lyrics do not indicate the gender of the kids so it could theoretically refer to any sexual orientation. However, I think the opening line's "watch how you play" makes "boy and girl" the more likely interpretation. I can see two parents saying "watch how you play" to a young boy and girl who are too physical when playing, but I would think that at the time this song was written in the 1960s the reaction would have been quite different if the parents saw amorous physical contact between two boys or two girls.
    But the beauty of any good song is that people can project whatever they want onto the lyrics in order to connect with it, so if some of you in the gay/lesbian community out there want to see this as a first g* relationship song, it's certainly ok by me. I just don't think a careful reading of the lyrics supports that conclusion.
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