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Fiona Apple – Paper Bag

Fiona Apple: Paper Bag (2000)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The song Paper Bag by the American musician Fiona Apple from her 1999 music album When the Pawn.

Music Video

Fiona Apple – Paper Bag (Official Video)

Live Performance

Fiona Apple – “Paper Bag” live @ TheToday Show [with lyrics]

Song

Fiona Apple – Paper Bag (lyrics)

What is it about?

Lyrics (By Google Search)

I was staring at the sky
Just looking for a star
To pray on or wish on
Or something like that
I was having a sweet fix
Of a daydream of a boy
Whose reality, I knew,
Was a hopeless to be had
But then the dove of hope
Began its downward slope
And I believed for a moment that
My chances were
Approaching to be grabbed
But as it came down near,
So did a weary tear
I thought it was a bird,
But it was just a paper bag
Hunger hurts,
And I want him so bad, oh it kills
‘Cause I know I’m a mess he don’t wanna clean up
I got to fold ’cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts but starvin’ works
When it costs too much to love
And I went crazy again today
Looking for a strand to climb
Looking for a little hope
Baby said he couldn’t stay
Wouldn’t put his lips to mine
A fail to kiss is a fail to cope
I said, “Honey, I don’t feel so good,
Don’t feel justified.
Come on put a little love here in my void”
He said “It’s all in your head”
And I said “So’s everything”
But he didn’t get it
I thought he was a man
But he was just a little boy
Hunger hurts, and I want him
So bad, oh it kills
‘Cause I know I’m a mess he don’t wanna clean up
I got to fold ’cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works
When it costs… too much to love
Hunger hurts, but I want him so bad, oh it kills
‘Cause I know I am a mess that he don’t wanna clean up
I got to fold because these hands are just too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works me
When it costs… too much to love
Hunger hurts, but I want him so bad, oh it kills me
Because I know that I’m a mess that he don’t wanna clean up
I got to fold because these hands are just too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving, it works
When it costs too much to love

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Fiona Apple Maggart
Paper Bag lyrics © Fhw Music

My Thoughts

I think that this song was an interesting and nice addition to this album, and the music video for it was a pleasant surprise and was not something that you would expect for a Fiona Apple music video.

The end,

-John Jr

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