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PostPost #1  Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 6:14 pm    Post subject: Falaa lyrics Reply with quote Back to top

I was thinking about the phrase "hand-me-down" in the song. Since english isn't my first language, I can't say I'm familiar with the expression. Does it mean something like "used goods" or "second hand" etc?
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PostPost #2  Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

When a child grows out of his clothes, if it's a large family or they can't afford new clothes, the old clothes are given to a younger child, and can be known as "hand me downs".

How this fits in with the song I don't know as I haven't analysed the lyrics in great detail, although I know others will be able to write a thesis on it, noting all the literary references (most of which will be coincidental). Rolling Eyes
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PostPost #3  Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

anyway, thanks for the explanation
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PostPost #4  Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2003 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Dan wrote:
When a child grows out of his clothes, if it's a large family or they can't afford new clothes, the old clothes are given to a younger child, and can be known as "hand me downs".

How this fits in with the song I don't know as I haven't analysed the lyrics in great detail, although I know others will be able to write a thesis on it, noting all the literary references (most of which will be coincidental). Rolling Eyes


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PostPost #5  Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hurray, thread necro!

"And what costume shall the poor girl wear? To all tomorrow's parties... a hand-me-down dress from who knows where..."
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PostPost #6  Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Nicely done!

So the lyric itself is a hand-me-down, heard before.
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PostPost #7  Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Cheers! We are not worthy!
Although I doubt I'm the first to notice that, in the decades since the album came out Embarassed
And Our fearless leader! is kinda notorious for quoting/twisting existing lyrics/prose/poetry.
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