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Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?

[Verse:]
Forgive the kids, for they don't know how to live
Run the alleys casually cruel
Cruel, cruel

[Verse 2:]
Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?
For you could want that, too
They could take or leave you
So they took you, and they left you
How could they be casually cruel?
Cruel, cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh

[Bridge:]
Bodies, can't you see what everybody wants from you?
If you could want that, too, then you'll be happy

[Verse 3:]
You were the one waving flares in the air so they could see you
And they were as laughter, blowing past ya, blowing fastly so they can see
Ya
Cruel, cruel, oh
Cruel, cruel, oh

[Fade out]



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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    This song is about everybody using people for their own selfish desires. Bodies refers to people you don't know because they are objects to be used. The term "casually cruel" shows how easy it is to just use people. Verse 3 is about how desperate people can be for attention, and when they finally get noticed, it is only for a second because you are viewed as a "toy". Kids (and people today) have short atterntion spans so you are quickly thrown away. How cruel.
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    UnregisteredDec 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    My gosh, music would be so boring if there were no other meanings behind the words. No, you don't need to be on drugs to try to interpret poetry or to create art that's a little 'out of the ordinary'. You need an open mind and a willingness to understand.
    For those who are unwilling to even try to understand this wonderful song, go turn the radio on and listen to something that's better suited for you. Baby, baby, baby oh. There is no mistaking what those lyrics mean.
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    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 5:06 am
    Unregistered you need to stop. Enough about the "secrecy meanings"! Can't you just listen to a weird song without dissecting it! There's no meaning to it because there doesn't have to be! Why can't a strange video about a kidnapped mother replaced just exist without meaning. But no, there's gotta be something dark and spiritual! Good g_d! Are you baked?!?! And what are you like five different people? All your comments have different personalities! (bipolar?) it means nothing but weird! And that's how it should be and is!

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