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Sweet Potato Lyrics Meanings
by Sia

Pop
2006
2K

Sweet Potato Lyrics

She cooks you sweet potato you don't like aubergine
She knows to boil the kettle when you hum bars from grease
She senses you are lonely but still she can't be sure
And so she stands and waits stands anticipating

How can she become the psychic that she longs to be to understand you
How can she become the psychic that she longs to be to understand you

He brushes thoroughly
He knows she likes fresh breath
He rushes to the station
He waits atop the steps
He's brought with him a mars bar
She will not buy nestle
And later he'll perform
A love-lorn serenade, a trade

How can he become the psychic that he longs to be to understand you
How can he become the psychic that he longs to be to understand you

So give her information to help her fill her holes
Give an ounce of power so he does not feel controlled
Help her to acknowledge the pain that you are in
Give to him a glimpse of that beneath your skin Now my inner dialogue is heaving with detest
I am a martyr and a victim and I need to be caressed
I hate that you negate me, I'm a ghost at beck and call
I'm failing and placating, berate myself for staying

I'm a fool
I'm a fool

He greets his stranger meekly a thing that she accepts
She sees him waiting often with chocolate on the steps
He senses she is lonely she's glad they finally met
They take each other's hands walk into the sunset

(Do you like sweet potato?)

Writer(s): KEVIN JAMES CORMACK, JAMES DEARNESS HOGARTH, SIA KATE I. FURLER
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

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I interpret this song as how people go out of their way to ensure that the ones they love are satisfied ('she knows to boil the kettle when you hum bars from grease'), but being taken for granted. The second verse in particular appears like the character is being controlled ('he brings with him a Mars bar // SHE will not buy Nestle') - it's not his choice that his lover doesn't buy Nestle. Therefore I think that this song epitomises the good deeds done by people around us and how humdrum they have become to us. The last line also evokes the idea of it being a cycle, so it's starting again.

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