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Saint Etienne – Sylvie lyrics

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Seventeen, high-school queen,
Yeah you're pretty cute, I can see.
Well you've come a long way since september,
But, sylvie, you oughtta remember,

You know he's mine.
You know he's mine.
You know he's mine.

Sylvie, girl, I'm a very patient person,
But I'll have to shut you down,
If you don't give up your flirting.
Leave him alone, 'cos I know he loves me.
Leave him alone, 'cos he tells me he loves me.

Over and over and over and over again.
Over and over and over and over again.

Seventeen, high-school queen,
Yeah you're pretty cute, I can see.
Well you've come a long way since september,
But, sylvie, you oughtta remember,

You know he's mine.
You know he's mine.
You know he's mine.

Sylvie, girl, although you're my little sister,
Well you're not without your charms,
I'm not sure that he'll resist you.
Give it all up, for we see you crying.
Give it all up, 'cos I know you've been trying.

Over and over and over and over again.
Over and over and over and over again.

Over and over and over and over again.
(repeat to fade, with backing vocals of 'oh, sylvie girl, oh sylvie girl.'



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    This song refers to Sylvie's contemptible attempts to seduce her older sister's boyfriend, and a very serious, genuine warning given to Sylvie.

    "Give it all up, for we see you crying."
    This refers to the outcome of not heeding said warning.

    If two kind people (or indeed just one) encourage you in the strongest possible terms to desist from behaviour that you should feel guilty about, heed that warning. It is sometimes difficult to see, to believe that kind people can also be nasty, can 'shut you down' but they really, really can. The difficulty for such kind people is that beyond warnings, there is only that which will leave you in tears, lots and lots of tears.

    People often think that such people are threatening to let go of their self-control, to lose their temper. On the contrary, they're giving you a red line, a red line which if crossed will bring about such savage social retribution that would make most sociopathic people shudder/wince/recoil. Intensity, perceptiveness and sensitivity are preferably used in the expression of romance. But, get in the way of that romance and you'll regret it "over and over and over and over again".

    The boyfriend in this song meant it when "he tells me he loves me".
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