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Down by the Water
by PJ Harvey

I lost my heart
Under the bridge
To that little girl
So much to me
And now I moan
And now I holler
She'll never know
Just what I found
That blue eyed girl
She said "no more"
That blue eyed girl
Became blue eyed whore
Down by the water
I took her hand
Just like my daughter
I'll see her again

Oh help me Jesus
Come through this storm
I had to lose her
To do her harm
I heard her holler
I heard her moan
My lovely daughter
I took her home

Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water.
Come back here, man, gimme my daughter.
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water.
Come back here, man, gimme my daughter.

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Written by: POLLY HARVEY

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Justin Creighton-Emmer

when i was in elementary school i remember my 4th grade teacher grew concerned for me and phoned my parents cuz i would always whisper the big fish little fish part....good times lmao

Allison Smith

I love people who are commenting that this didn't happen like it's so crazy and outlandish they cant believe it or something? I did hella weird shit like this when I was a kid all the time, I was a fucking spaz coz I had an active imagination then and still do... Boring ass basic kids turn into boring ass basic adults and you people are unbearable to me.

Charla Plumb

You are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME for your realization when you were that young.. little fish has grown into big fish... xxxx


@Daemon Vassago LMFAO oh god you didn't oh god i can just picture a kid singing in class talking about wanting to feel dirty the teacher must have been freaked out

sav sav

omg i love you thats hilarious

Jade Marie


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The Vicious Chicken of Bristol

My favourite song about drowning children. 

John Byrne

@Patrick Martin Why don't you explain it Patrick? I'm pretty sure we'll listen to your interpretation. We'll most likely also reject it and tell you there's quite a bit of ambition in all of the controversy and that there is definitely bias as well. Even when there's supposed to be black & white... Be far away from all the details... and it's ALL gray!

Dianne Murphy

So FF!

Alesa DelSignore

According to her, yes, it is about a woman drowning her daughter then going back to the crime scene. And that's okay. She told a story and it was fascinating. People's inevitable "it's about virginity/rape/whatever" response is boring, though.

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