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Zyra Say My Name cover

Say My Name
by (Feat. )
Lyrics and Meaning


Album
Released
September 8, 2014
Genre
Electronic
Ratings
Views
7.8K

Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I wanna go so what'd you say
When you gonna let me know
If you give a damn about me
'Cause you got my hands tied
In my defense I always fall for confidence
And your compliments look good on me
Verse 2
'Cause nobody knows it better
Than the girl in the corner with the scarlet letter
And while you're watching
You may think that she doesn't matter
But no one knows you better, oh yeah
Verse 3
I wanna dance, I wanna dance with you
So take a chance, take a chance, oh yeah
I wanna dance, I wanna dance with you
So take a chance, take a chance, oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Verse 4
I need a sign or a signal
I've overthought everything I can think of into symbol
I need the coat and your jacket
And the remnants of your cigarette packet
Verse 5
I wanna go so what'd you say
When you gonna let me know
If you give a damn about me
'Cause you got my hands tied
In my defense I always fall for confidence
And your compliments look good on me
Verse 6
'Cause nobody knows it better
Than the girl in the corner with the scarlet letter
And while you're watching
You may think that she doesn't matter
But no one knows you better
Verse 7
I wanna dance, I wanna dance, I wanna dance with you
So take a chance, take a chance, oh yeah
I wanna dance, I wanna dance, I wanna dance with you
I wanna dance, I wanna dance, oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

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What's Your Interpretation?

3 Thoughts and Song Meanings

Mr_Voodoo- the scarlet letter seems most likely a literary reference to the classic book about adultery. If nobody in the place would understand the guy as much as the girl in the scarlet letter, it suggests that he is seeking an affair and she knows it because she has done so in the past, and recognizes his behavior. That may be reading a lot into it but it is the only reference I can make out of it. There aren't any other scarlet letters that would be worn by a girl that I can think of. - Comment by abbottmd 11 months ago
My main question about the song is; What is the scarlet letter? I absolutely love this song and would love even more to know more about the backstory - Comment by Mr_Voodoo 1 year ago

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