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Nobody feels any pain tonight as I stand inside the rain
Everybody knows baby's got new clothes
Lately I've shown my ribbons and my bows
And my problems from my curls

And I take just like a woman
And I made love just like a woman
And I ache just like a woman
I break up like a little girl

The Queen Mary is my friend, I believe I'll go and see her again
Ain't nobody has to guess, the baby won't be blessed
Till she finds out she's just like all the rest
With her problems, her amphetamines and her pearls

She takes just like a woman
She makes love like a woman
And she aches just like a woman
She breaks up like a little girl

Oh, it was raining there at first
And I was dying there of thirst
So I came in here

And a long time trust it hurts
But what's worse
Is this pain in here, I can't stay in here
Ain't it clear?

Oh, I must admit I believe, it's time for us to quit
When we meet again and we're introduced as friends
Please don't let on that you knew me when
I was hungry for you and it was your world

I take just like a woman
And I make love just like a woman
And I ache just like a woman
And I break up like a little girl



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    carolvonAug 31, 2010 at 12:54 am
    Nobody feels any pain tonight because they know she is okay…it‘s not “raining” on her. She’s not experiencing pain because she has new clothes, ribbons, bows and curls (material things), yet her problems are still there, i.e., although life is seemingly good she is suffering from pain and nobody cares.

    The second verse is reminding us that she experiences life…”Takes” like a woman, yet she hurts like a little girl (feelings are genuine).

    Queen Mary is her friend. The baby she refers to is the Queen herself. The Queen experiences the same as her ordinary friend, and she aches with her problems, pills, and pearls, just as she does.

    It was raining there means it was getting worse, dying of thirst means she sought understanding or treatment. Trusting someone long term hurts, but the pain of the reality of it all is she can't stay in the relationship because she hurts like a little girl; which for a woman is easier to bare, but as a little girl the hurt is emotionally crippling.

    She admits it's time to end this relationship and asks when they meet again and are introduced as friends she asks that he not let on that she was starving for his affection, and it was his world meaning he had full control of the situation, yet chose to hurt her so terribly.
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    carolvonAug 31, 2010 at 12:40 am
    Nobody cares that even though she has new clothes, ribbons, bows and curls (material things) that her problems are still there, i.e., although life is seemingly good she is suffering from pain and nobody cares.

    The second verse is reminding us that she experiences life like a woman, yet she hurts like a little girl (feelings are genuine).

    Queen Mary is her friend. The baby she refers to is the Queen herself. The Queen experiences the same as her ordinary friend, and she aches with her problems, pills, and pearls, just as she does.

    It was raining there means it was getting worse, dying of thirst means she sought understanding or treatment. Trusting someone long term hurts, but the pain of the reality of it all is she can't stay in the relationship because she hurts like a little girl; which for a woman is easier to bare, but as a little girl the hurt is emotionally crippling.

    She admits it's time to end this relationship and asks when they meet again and are introduced as friends she asks that he not let on that she was starving for his affection, and it was his world meaning he had full control of the situation, yet chose to hurt her so terribly.

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