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Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy

It's been a while since I've updated here. This newest song is a hit on the radio stations currently, and is easy to push aside as just another female artist's angstful song about a former lover. I think the lyrics, however, deserve a second look around; after hearing the rest of their music, I've found they tend to write vague stories that you don't normally catch the first time around.


coin

operated boy


sitting on the shelf he is just a toy


but i turn him on and he comes to life


automatic joy


that is why i want a coin operated boy



made

of plastic and elastic


he is rugged and long-lasting


who could ever ever ask for more


love without complications galore


many shapes and weights to choose from


i will never leave my bedroom


i will never cry at night again


wrap my arms around him and pretend....



coin

operated boy


all the other real ones that i destroy


cannot hold a candle to my new boy and i'll


never let him go and i'll never be alone


not with my coin operated boy......



this

bridge was written to make you feel smittener


with my sad picture of girl getting bitterer


can you extract me from my plastic fantasy


i didnt think so but im still convinceable


will you persist even after i bet you


a billion dollars that i'll never love you


will you persist even after i kiss you


goodbye for the last time


will you keep on trying to prove it?


i'm dying to lose it...


i want it


i want you


i want a coin operated boy.



and

if i had a star to wish on


for my life i cant imagine


any flesh and blood could be his match


i can even take him in the bath



coin

operated boy


he may not be real experienced with girls


but i know he feels like a boy should feel


isnt that the point that is why i want a


coin operated boy


with his pretty coin operated voice


saying that he loves me that hes thinking of

me


straight and to the point


that is why i want


a coin operated boy.



And, as further supplement, here's a link to the song's video, which I think tells another part of the story the lyrics leave cryptic.

Enjoy.
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