Whisper
Regina Spektor Lyrics


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Regina, Regina
What?
When is that song gonna start?
Which song?
The song that goes like da na na na na na na na da na na na na
Oh, it's gonna start in a minute, you just gotta wait
Ok
Regina, start it already




It's gonna start in a second, you just gotta wait
It's gonna start now

Overall Meaning

These lyrics are a brief exchange between two people, with one eagerly awaiting the start of a song and the other comforting them and assuring them that it will start soon. The repetition of the phrase "da na na na na na na na da na na na na" creates a sense of anticipation and excitement, adding to the overall impatient tone of the lyrics.


However, the lyrics are also somewhat meta, as Regina Spektor herself is referenced in the first line. It's possible that the dialogue is between two fans of hers, waiting for her to perform a specific song at a concert or show. This interpretation is supported by the fact that the lyrics are spoken rather than sung, as if they were part of a dialogue between people in a specific setting.


Overall, the lyrics capture the excitement and anticipation of waiting for a performance to begin, and the impatience that can come with that anticipation. It's a brief moment that adds texture and depth to a larger narrative, similar to a scene in a movie or play.


Line by Line Meaning

Regina, Regina
Someone is calling Regina's name twice, possibly as a form of greeting or to get her attention.


What?
Regina responds with a simple question, possibly indicating confusion or curiosity.


Which song?
Regina is asking which specific song the person is referring to, indicating that she may have multiple songs in her repertoire.


Oh, it's gonna start in a minute, you just gotta wait
The person assures Regina that the requested song will start soon, but asks her to be patient and wait a little longer.


Ok
Regina acknowledges the person's response and agrees to wait for the song to start.


Regina, start it already
The person is urging Regina to begin playing the song. They may be getting impatient or excited to hear it.


It's gonna start in a second, you just gotta wait It's gonna start now
Regina reassures the person that the song will start very soon, and then confirms that it has begun playing.




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