The Dresden Dolls – Coin Operated Boy.

 

My one and only day off for the week was made up of shopping, writing and relaxing. Managed to finish part two of the Hub, which is posted up on the blog now.  🙂  The song I’d like to share today is by the fantastic duo, The Dresden Dolls.  “Coin Operated Boy” is both visually stunning as well as beautifully played.  The melody is like that of a wind up toy in its speed changes.  I love it.  Hope you do too.

 

“Coin-Operated Boy”

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 [x2]
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 didn’t think so but I’m still convincible
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’m losing… my confidence
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
Isn’t 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.

 

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