Eat for Two – Song and Lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Eat for Two’ by 10,000 Maniacs. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of 10,000 Maniacs or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

O, Baby blankets and baby shoes, baby slippers, baby spoons, walls of baby blue
Dream child in my head is a nightmare born in a borrowed bed
Now I know lightning strikes again
It struck me once, then struck me dead
My folly grows inside of me
I eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now

Well, the egg man fell down off his shelf
All the good king’s men with all their help struggled ’til the end for a shell they couldn’t mend
You know where this will lead, to hush and rock in the nursery for the kicking one inside of me
I eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now

When the boy was a boy, the girl was a girl, they found each other in a wicked world
Strong in some respects, but she couldn’t stand for the way he begged and gave in
Pride is for men; young girls should run and hide instead
Risk the game by taking dares with “yes”
Eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now

Walk for two? I’m stumbling
Breathe for two? I can’t breathe
Five months, how it grows
Five months now, I begin to show