Coin Operated Boy (lapsuslingue) wrote in ofmusic,
Coin Operated Boy

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.


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


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....


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......


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.


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


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


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.

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