Carmen does it better....

Have you ever had that somebody who outshines you, whatever you do? That person - is Carmen. «Carmen» is a vulnerable personification of jealousy, or rather the saddening feelings that arise when other people’s success mirror your own misery and failure. Sung by the acidic tongue of Celiin in the pre-chorus:

«When you turn your twenty something head, you’re holding on to hope while they’re twenty steps ahead».

«Carmen» might come off as bitter; but if you look closely: the narrator might just be a child afraid of growing up only to find her dreams shattered.

OFFICIAL LYRICS:

1. VERSE:

Little golden, shiny thing

Now that no one’s listening

Are you making the noise, that you thought you would be?

Little golden, shiny thing

You got used to smelling flowers

Now you really need to know

 

PRE-CHORUS:

That when you turn your twenty something head

You’re holding on to hope, while they’re twenty steps ahead

It’s so peculiar, she’s all you wanna be

And you got neither

 

CHORUS:

Carmen does it better.

Carmen does it better.

Carmen does it better.

 

2. VERSE:

Hey you golden, shiny thing

Bred on love and discipline

There’s a child in you still and it needs to be held

 

PRE-CHORUS:

‘Cause when you turn your twenty something head

You’re still holding on to hope, while they’re twenty steps ahead

It’s so peculiar, she’s all you wanna be

And you got neither

 

CHORUS:

Carmen does it better.

Carmen does it better.

Carmen does it better.

 

Carmen does it better.

Carmen does it better.

Carmen does it better.

 

BRIDGE:

Stole my flare and some flanger, C

Now she’s haunting me, why you haunting me?

Had the nerve, had the touch, the audacity

To run

 

CHORUS:

CARMEN DOES IT BETTER

CARMEN DOES IT BETTER

CARMEN DOES IT BETTER