Fiona Apple Lyrics


Fiona Apple released her debut album "Tidal" in 1996. She
was 18 when she released the album and the lyrics and song
meanings would show that she had the ideas and the soul of
a mature adult, and was stuck in an 18 year-olds body.
Fiona is a very grown up person for her age. With a strong
voice and an open mind she is just getting started in the
music industry and already her debut album has left fans
and the media to wonder what talent this young lady will
come out with next.

Fiona is known for her strong voice and for her talent on More...




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Paperbag | Reviewer: Kkfstar
    ------ About the song Paper Bag performed by Fiona Apple

"...A dove of hope...As it came down near, so did a wear tear. I thought it was a bird, but it was just a paper bag." (Hoping that there was a sign of hope, but no (damn it), it was just a mundane meaningless bag!)

"Hunger hurts (unrequited love is painful), and I wanted him so bad, oh it kills.
....Hunger hurts, but starving works when it costs too much to
Love." She must avoid him completely (starving, complete dissociation from him) because to be near him but not have him (hunger, I.e. temptation when seeing or being near him) hurts too much.

I nice realization is that she "thought he was a man, but he is just a little boy." ( he's emotionally immature). Lucky her, she's better off without him.

So this is my interpretation...granted this interpretation is why I sung my heart out to this song (and the entire Pawn album) from, let's see, probably ages 21-30. I'm now 34 years old and still feel the same emotions and passion with all her songs on this album without any weakening of its power, meaning to me, and its ability to pour out my heart and soul as I sing to the top of my lungs, along with a few strategically placed dance moves (shaking my hands, as 'my hands are too shaky to hold'.
Btw, an additional layer
Of the song, from my
Perspective, is that I'm a mess he don't want to clean up and my hands are too shaky to hold.- this is be ause
Of my background complicated issues (for ex. drug addiction, childhood abuse or what have you for others- just a way of expressing I, myself, am complicated or a 'mess' so you can't handle me anyway so why should we try (he's too immature to deal with, understand, or support me with these issues anyway). - As it costs too much to love.

Beautiful lyrics, beautiful voice, strong yet somehow vulnerable woman. Love your passion Fiona.

IF WE KISSED | Reviewer: KRISTINE
    ------ About the song If We Kissed performed by Fiona Apple

LOVE, LOVE,LOVE THIS SONG. FIONA APPLE IS SO TALLENTED THAT YOU CAN FEEL THE SONG. VISION THE SONG AS IT HAPPENS. THE WHOLE ALBUM TIIES TOGETHER TO TELL THE STORY OF HOW THIS PERSON GOT TO THIS POINT. CHECK OUT THE WHOLE ALBUM.

Exactly.. | Reviewer: Nafisa Nazeer
    ------ About the song Sally's Song performed by Fiona Apple

There is this boy at my school. He is so dynamic in such a righteous way, and I love that about him. I am nothing like him, so it is likely that I couldn't be for him because he will probably never know about how I feel for him and how much he means to me. This song is beautiful. It is also by Amy Lee (singer from Evanescence), and she is beautiful, too. I think about him, Harrison, whenever I hear this song. Thank you so much.

midniterose | Reviewer: Jennifer Davis
    ------ About the song Criminal performed by Fiona Apple

I think she is alot like me , maybe she liked him or so she thought and then realized she didn't so she was leading him on. Sounds like a good man who treated her right and now she really does want him so she's asking for help with the way she is...hmm maybe I should do that:)

This delicate man was played with and Broken-hearted from her rejection. | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Criminal performed by Fiona Apple

I'm here because I was looking-up the lyrics for Criminal. My interpretation...

I feel this delicate man was played with and most likley Broken-hearted from "her" rejection.
He's delicate so this was school aged/young love.

She did not care for him at the time, but wants him now.
Maybe she wants the feeling of being loved. This is the only love she ever knew.

.........
I always liked this song. Lately is on my Ipod and I've really noticed how great the DRUM-BEAT is. Now I also know the lyrics seems powerfully envoking to an innocent time.



It is not about abortion | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Child Is Gone performed by Fiona Apple

It's about someone taking something from you. Something so traumatic that you lose your sense of self. And there's nothing but emptiness inside where who she was used to be. A child isn't supposed to know about the brutal evils of the world. And when it's forced upon a kid, they lose their innocence. They lose their identity in all or in part. nothing makes sense anymore. And no words can make it alright. Ever. Only time can. And it is with the passage of time that her darkness was making way for the dawn. Because she has survived what he did to her. She's still alive. And there's still hope.

I heart this times infinity! | Reviewer: Mandie
    ------ About the song Sleep To Dream performed by Fiona Apple

This song has been a staple throughout my getting-over-you phase after breaking up with my boyfriend a couple of years ago. I still play it whenever I start to feel like I miss him. Like the other 2 reviewers said, it's definitely empowering!

So Beautiful | Reviewer: Kat
    ------ About the song Never Is A Promise performed by Fiona Apple

This song is so beautiful. I've been listening to Fiona Apple since I was about 13. I'm 21 now, and through every turn my life has taken I feel like her music has been right there with me... I hope she knows how much she's done for her listeners!

I adore her. | Reviewer: Stacey
    ------ About the song Paper Bag performed by Fiona Apple

This has to be one of her best. I've loved her music ever since I was like 7 years old, and still do. I don't think there will ever be anyone like Fiona, and if they try it'll just be a sad attempt. No one can put the same touches on their songs that she does and I just love the pure emotion behind each song. She's amazing.

I adore her, and I adore her music.

No, it's not just about rape.. | Reviewer: Meeshinator
    ------ About the song The Child Is Gone performed by Fiona Apple

I think, if you look very closely at a LOT of her work, she is not really talking about men in most of her songs. Anorexia has a personality all on its own, to many of those afflicted. It becomes something separate from you, like a comforting blanket and a terrible monster all at the same time. And Fiona stated that the rape led to her eating disorder, as she felt her developing body was at fault for the rape and wanted to rid herself of the curves before they could cause any more trouble. At any rate, what I feel this song is really about is that she feels alone in her anxieties that the rape and the disorder have caused her, and the person she is telling to leave is someone in whom she cannot fully confide. Because the eating disorder and the stress make her feel like a different person, they have stolen the child within, and she is having trouble coming to grips with this (a vacancy that just did not belong). She feels she's too far down the track for help to even reach, no kind of lovin' can make it alright, and she sure as hell don't want your sympathy because it'll only tangle its shame into the yarns of other stresses she's dealing with. And I really, firmly believe that some of her songs are her ED speaking to her, her speaking to ED, and even one about a lover looking in who finally knows the problem and wants to help. WTP is an excellent album to dissect for this, especially. There is so much anger and raw feeling there, she didn't even try to mask what the disorder was doing to her soul.


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