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Old 01-17-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car

Does anyone know the real meanings behind the lyrics? I never really understood them..

You're a precious stone
You're out on your own
You know everyone in the world
But you feel alone
Daddy won't let you weep
Daddy won't let you ache
Daddy gives you as much as you can take
A-ha sha-la, a-ha sha-la
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

A little uptight
You're a baby's fist
Butterfly kisses up and down your wrist
When you see daddy coming
You're licking your lip
Nails bitten down to the quick
A-ha sha-la, a-ha sha-la
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

You've got a head full of traffic
You're a siren's song
You cry for mama
And daddy's right along
He gives you the keys to a flamin' car
Daddy's with you wherever you are
Daddy's a comfort
Daddy's your best friend
Daddy'll hold your hand right up to the end
A-ha sha-la, a-ha sha-la
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday's alright...
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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Heroin...

Daddy is heroin...
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Heroin...

Daddy is heroin...
Yeah.

Although I did laugh a lot at the joking suggestion in U2:ATEOTW that Daddy is Paul McGuinness.
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I thought it was about God.
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I used to think it was incest..
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:09 PM   #6
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I simply don't buy the religious meaning even if Bono claims that's what it's about. For me it will always be a song in the vain of Like A Rolling Stone, a vicious put-down of a spoilt rich girl.
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I simply don't buy the religious meaning even if Bono claims that's what it's about. For me it will always be a song in the vain of Like A Rolling Stone, a vicious put-down of a spoilt rich girl.
When did he claim that?

I think the spoiled little rich girl is the surface interpretation...

I think the "butterfly kisses up and down your wrist" line is the most obvious heroin reference.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:45 AM   #9
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I heard daddy was a pedophile Irish priest whose actions have haunted the subject of the song years after the fact ... hence the destructiveness.
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