CocoRosie - Child Bride Lyrics




It’s hard to tell
This is my wedding night
I am dressed and ready
Beside my innocence
It is Hard to tell
Whose little girl am I
The man with the black hat
Will take me home tonight
I wash my body, five years grown
Promised father, leave me alone
Hope not too lonely
You pull away down the dusty road
Family waiting
Hope not too lonely

I watched the grass blow
Through the window
I am a good grass widow
I am a grass widow
News from the sparrow
My friendly fellow
They get along just fine without me
They are never lonely

I watched the flowers grow,
Outside my window
I am a good grass widow
I am a grass widow





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CocoRosie Child Bride Comments
  1. Goddess V

    I cried again. Do I ramble to you so much? I suppose my fate isn't a secret. But to hear it like this, I don't think I will ever get used to it.

  2. Rajasthan Roots

    New video out!!!!
    https://youtu.be/xANOSTp-OxU

  3. Alberto González

    Esto es una mezcla entre bjork, grimes, swicheblede psymphony.. Alguien sabe de dónde es está agrupación?

  4. Cecilia Canales

    2020❤️

  5. paulll

    smrtdeath where r u?

  6. uniqueliberty1

    The mother putting on the red dye in the middle of her head comes from India. Married women and some underaged girls put the red dye on in India to signify they are married. This could have been me. I thank God every day my father did not emmigrate to Saudi Arabia. I thank God every day for His love. It is time to write a real feminist manifesto that will end all terrorism against girls and women all over the world.

  7. arbiforumnow

    Just... wow... painful topic, but these gifted crafters of music really make it stick to your soul!

  8. Anomalistic

    Ну не че так, мне понравилась!)

  9. Raphael Dlç

    pesado né mano

    Raquel

    demais!!!

  10. my lilly

    God, this is so sad.

  11. Stigmata Martyr

    So depressing. I honestly try to respect the culture of others, but if your culture includes child brides, then your culture is trash.

  12. Stigmata Martyr

    I'm ready for a new CocoRosie album

  13. Marty McChicken

    Fuck that guy

  14. Melina Azabache

    Omg in which part of handmaid's tale sounds this??

  15. Jhoa Ramirez

    Esta canción me produce muchas sensaciones y emociones...

  16. Wineday

    У нее четыре пальца?

  17. Bill Cartagena

    Los humanos somos la peor escoria.

  18. Kristina Woods

    Why does the girl have only four fingers? Does this have something to do with the story? I am confused.

  19. Madinina Ardy

    MASSIVE THANKS TO CREATORS WHO BROUGHT UP THIS ISSUE IN A SONG, HOPE THROUGH YOUR SONG THE PAIN OF CHILD BRIDES WILL BE SEEN AND HEARD🙏🏻

  20. KalmeiziacReb

    Hey I know this song is a bit older but if you're actually interested in looking into preventing child marriage, these are some resources.
    - https://plan-international.org/sexual-health/child-early-forced-marriage?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgMPgBRDDARIsAOh3uyJlQX54NTJjhrO8IkmokjMCRJ5pvaB0ploGLKABNXkhvJarct14hWAaAj-_EALw_wcB
    - https://stories.plancanada.ca/5-ways-to-end-child-marriage/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgMPgBRDDARIsAOh3uyKvQwSBHkmsfL7GK_ibaVRYMW4ukxQLP86-RkSIaB9TZ824f6OyKdIaAubdEALw_wcB

    If you want to, or are able to do something financially, this is another resource.
    https://plan-international.org/sponsor-a-child
    And of course by sponsoring any girl from any organization, not even Plan specifically, you're drastically decreasing the risk of her being sold of into marriage, and you're also drastically decreasing the risk for any of her siblings, as well as, if she lives in a village, you're also helping save the girls in her community. One donor can do crazy things for a whole village or neighborhood, so if you're able to do that, I would recommend it!

  21. Jana Oliveira

    i'm a kardecist spirit. i'm belive the world received spirits if with arts make we appreciate the today, trough from demonstrations from yours past lives memories...perhaps ours! who knows!

  22. Loredana Leiva

    pertenece a alguna película en especial?? muy gráfica. impactantes escenas, el extraño aparato que lleva en su rostro! tendrá alguna nombre? es una puesta en escena magnífica. linda las actrices

  23. Calen

    You have to listen to the whole album. The girl lives in a wartorn country, she's married off due to the poverty of the country, her husband is never there ("grasswidow") and it's assumed he's killed in battle later in the other songs.

    The lyrics in the album suggest he's usually nice to her, however it's unclear if there were more sinister things ever done. But, it's also suggested in other songs, she was abused by family in a few physical ways, far before this - so he may have been a small reprieve for a bit.

    The majority of the album is the young woman mourning her loss of innocence in the form of speaking fondly about her husband and family intermixed with some graphic allusions, and that's all the artists' allude to in interviews about it. They're also painfully clear this song is face value, there's nothing else really "deeper" besides the loss of innocence and provoking thought that this does still occur in the world.

    Her situation in life does not get better and she loses herself/her soul, the cycle of violence perpetuates with her child, (she murders it out of desperation, I believe).

    The rest of the album is also very clear about the violence and ugliness against the voiceless in the world and what people do to try and scratch against what they can at it; sometimes, to just unintentionally make it worse.

    Alina

    Dude how do you do that? I mean I love that album but it's like I never got that message!

    Brandon Bouvy

    What? Not even close. There is a primary definition of "grass widow" that you completely overlooked.
    Here, I googled it for you: Grass Widow | Definition of Grass Widow by Merriam-Webster

    Definition of grass widow. 1 chiefly dialectal. a : a discarded mistress. b : a woman who has had an illegitimate child. 2a : a woman whose husband is temporarily away from her.

    The meaning couldn't be more clear, and the Cassidy sisters have talked about the issue in interviews.
    Child brides. Lol.
    You girls, all over the world, especially china and India, where girls are "undesirable" and sold off of political bargaining chips or business favors.
    You worked hard to shoehorn your feelings into this very basic message. You must be TERRBLE at reading billboards......him.....campbells soup???? That must be an add encouraging people to go vegan....

    Justina Jane

    Brandon Bouvy idk i liked their words. And they said grass widow was the husband being away. I pray you learn to not be so mean... namaste.

    shaun mcinerney

    Brandon Bouvy

    Dude, no need to be a dick about it.

  24. Tommy Roberts

    How the fuck can 97 people think child brides is ok!!! :(

  25. Maarten Sebastiaan Hol

    Touching. I added this song to my new ´The Ladies Golden Queendom´ (named after the song by Aurora) playlist.

  26. Roshan Braganza

    girl above puberty is not a child ...

    SeaBlue53

    Some girls start puberty at 8- 9, you sicko.

  27. Tuesday The Gothic

    Hard to watch

  28. illuminateMary TRUTHLOVELIGHT

    sade world full of demons that would have sex or harm or kill children. a man that marry a child and have sex with her is no man!

  29. luster 5

    this is sick.

  30. Nina SeventySeven

    I can't watch.

  31. Daniel Geniola

    This was gay

  32. Dylan Groves

    Heartbreaking... I was trafficked as a little girl so I know the pain... Forced to "marry" my own father in a ritual. Thank you CocoRosie for giving voice to all children who are lost. So many are in hell right now.

  33. artemisia##46

    Post it ❤

  34. Rj Davidson XYX

    this shits probably from reno

  35. Alex Atkin

    I think the video is too subtle, anyone who thinks child brides are okay is going to watch this and see nothing bad in it. :(

  36. Sara Lynch

    damn this is fucked up

  37. G W G

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4038802/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

  38. John Yeager

    After reading the comments I watched it again a couple of times. When the mother is brushing the girl's hair, there's blood on her hand, and she seems to only have three fingers. Jesus.

  39. Clara Montgomery

    so painful to watch this and be thinking at the same time that this is actually real and accepted and repeated generation by generation. Filthy and criminal customs like this peadophile celebration should be abolished no matter how "ancient" they are.

  40. AcryPanch

    More frightening than so many horrormovies

  41. Gina Yates

    Can. You. Imagine? Someone would die if this were my world. My girls... *crying*

  42. Volutebleue

    Merci CocoRosie pour cette chanson .....pour le message a faire passer à tous ces charognards de l'enfance ....de la pureté qu'ils ont perdue et qu'ils tentent de retrouver chez d'innocentes victimes ...

  43. Volutebleue

    Pédophile ...monstre ...

  44. Quali_ Milk

    2018 anyone

  45. denver bazer

    I hate the humans

  46. Varuna

    Nobody cares that you made this, Emma. Whoever you are.

  47. Jakub Koziara

    (˘_˘٥)

  48. Toni

    This makes me so greatful to live in the uk

  49. roast chicken

    now this is what modern music should be.

  50. Cher Hayes

    Cigarette and this song, feeling good

  51. Sean Fairley

    Reminds me of the singer from the band, *The Knife*

  52. dragonboy negi

    amazing video... what a talent.. love your music.. ❤❤

  53. BEL MOL

    WOW ... I dont know the exact words in english, but I suppose "strong" ... In this world, there are a lot old men to have married with childrens. The video talk to a lot of things, but first I think in that, if it is very strong for me in a video, How can it happend in the reality ?? .. Always the women young, always beauty, and the horrible men, ... You must to change that, my friends! WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT! ... widow of freedom, what a real reality ...

  54. Dracarys

    in which countries is this happening?

    Pomaranč

    Every country.
    There isn't one country where it doesn't happen, but people just don't like to talk about it.

  55. surfboy2100

    Such a sick concept but the reality it happens in some parts of the world. Amazing song very sad that anyone would have to endure such a tragic reality.

  56. Elli T

    That mom been eating some damn hot cheetos

  57. Caesar Esteban

    Love these women..

  58. Caesar Esteban

    A river of tears with this song...

  59. Andy C

    catholic themes and muslim values huh

  60. Skram Amme

    Lovely song but I don't get all the ~this video is so hard to watch~
    Are you new to the internet &/or life? Or is she a tumlerina heroine?

  61. Autumn Yates

    My heart aches for all of the children that did not have a childhood.. and lost their innocence way too early. Those nasty men will burn in hell and you better fucking believe it.

  62. Huffle Puffle

    this song makes me cry.

  63. lostinYTland

    Damn it, every time I see this video I get something in my eye.

  64. Laura Maechling

    Somehow reminds me of a Handmaid's Tale

  65. Alina

    the part where the old man takes the girl away breaks my heart. this video's photography is amazing yet I can barely see it without feeling a hole on my chest.

  66. cochabepeck

    I want to film a music video for you.

  67. vilan Díaz

    Love this song

  68. Shauna Mork

    WHY has no no one commented that at 1:18 it's the same woman from gallows that stands with the younger girl and watches the romani man get hanged?

  69. uniqueliberty1

    This little girl is beautiful. I cannot believe anyone would do this to an innocent child. Child Marriage needs to stop now!

  70. Jay Vill

    Take care of children and love them I have no sympathy for anybody who dares to hurt a child fuck you if you do fuck you very much

  71. 26papounet

    pourquoi l'art ne dénoncerait il pas les horreurs du monde???

  72. MrClareHinds

    She's the same little girl as in the David Bowie Blackstar video.

  73. Ferial Dayal

    So potent.

  74. bzzy bee

    Jesus Christ, this breaks my heart.

  75. Naelia

    I miss your music +CocoRosie

  76. Cherry Ieva

    It’s hard to tell
    This is my wedding night
    I am dressed and ready
    Beside my innocence
    It is Hard to tell
    Whose little girl am I
    The man with the black hat
    Will take me home tonight
    I wash my body, five years grown
    Promised father, leave me alone
    Hope not too lonely
    You pull away down the dusty road
    Family waiting
    Hope not too lonely

    I watched the grass blow
    Through the window
    I am a good grass widow
    I am a grass widow
    News from the sparrow
    My friendly fellow
    They get along just fine without me
    They are never lonely

    I watched the flowers grow,
    Outside my window
    I am a good grass widow
    I am a grass widow

    KatyFlo

    I thought it was 'despite' my innocence.

  77. LaChe Ta Galette

    et dire que ça existe encore ce genre d'atrocité

    Joanna Arroyo

    User Analog C'est tres triste mais les filles y les femmes sont vendre pour leur famillies aux hommes dans tout le monde.

  78. Jessica Sakas

    i can never listen to this song but the video makes the lyrics come alive. raw & sad

  79. Nika Adams

    Very reminiscent of Lolita; the husband even looks as I imagine Humbert would have looked. So visceral.

    Nika Adams

    Yes absolutely, I think even the book Lolita is against that. Have you read it? It's a classic.

    Samantha Blanc

    +Kratom Kracker No I've only heard bad it seems a little disturbing.

    bzzy bee

    yeah Lolita is an indictment of child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, as well as toxic attitudes toward sexuality, comprising both sexual repression and sexual exploitation. Humbert is every man who has justified child sexual abuse to himself, and Lolita is every little girl manipulated and abused by the adults around her.

    Nika Adams

    Sasha Borron I'm not sure I'd call it an indictment -- the reader ends up empathizing with Humbert. I feel like it's more of an indictment of quick judgement. No doubt his behaviour is messed up, but as Jocelyn C mentioned above, people are complex.

  80. Hervé Lakotatashunka

    Masterpiece! So deep to listen. For heart and mind.

    Hervé Lakotatashunka

    "Child Bride"

    It’s hard to tell
    This is my wedding night
    I am dressed and ready
    Beside my innocence
    It is Hard to tell
    Whose little girl am I
    The man with the black hat
    Will take me home tonight
    I wash my body, five years grown
    Promised father, leave me alone
    Hope not too lonely
    You pull away down the dusty road
    Family waiting
    Hope not too lonely

    I watched the grass blow
    Through the window
    I am a good grass widow
    I am a grass widow
    News from the sparrow
    My friendly fellow
    They get along just fine without me
    They are never lonely

    I watched the flowers grow,
    Outside my window
    I am a good grass widow
    I am a grass widow

    napey

    despite my innocence; family waving

  81. Laura Louise

    Japanese superstition four is a very unlucky number and sounds like the Japanese word for death, I feel this could be of relevance to why she only has four fingers

    Tabi Lee

    +Anasazi Alien This has nothing to do with Japan or Japanese culture, though?

    bzzy bee

    Laura Shields that's Chinese I think. maybe Japanese too, idk

    Laura Louise

    It's both Chinese and Japanese :) They are superstitious of the number four in most East Asian nations.

  82. kanariesla

    Pffffff, I cried so hard so long, so deep. What a masterpiece. what a
    truely moving piece of art. HUman tragedy told with so much compassion. I am deeply
    impressed

    David

    I agree with you, But I don't understand the 'Pffffff' Is that a fart sound?

    kanariesla

    no, it is an anamatopee for giving air to my heart @David

    David

    I totally do not remember writing that! LOL
    @kanariesla

  83. Ana C

    they don't just make music, they make art.

    Elīza Lenša

    Ana Carbajal music by definition is art..

    Nicole Augustine

    I agree a thousand percent. I’m obsessed with these girls.

    Manuel Garcia

    @uh jeff I wouldn't either but others would. Art is in the eyes of the beholder

    Phone User

    Fuck yeah, they do! Love these guys!!

  84. David Gomariz

    What if this song tell about other things? What if the child with four fingers is a daemonic personification? An image of the soul? Is this song a wedding of the body and soul? Is "hope not too lonely" a desire of the soul that the body listen and attends the soul? Yes, all of it sounds very crazy, I know, but I love the multiple interpretations of the Cocorosie songs.

    Javier Dabbah Velázquez

    +David Gomariz I agree this song is all but normal.

    Nina SeventySeven

    I think this song is about child brides. 🙄 Your interpretation is denial.

    Eva Matjasic

    yes. the name for one, says it all. the video says it all. the way the mother and child are both detached from the world to cope with their lives and what happened and is happening to them

  85. Mike Tyson

    the part where she's being carried makes me tear up tbh
    she's so young :(

  86. Chaz Wrieden

    no true facts will ever be put in this disgusting cruel world but facts are facts and people need to wise up internets like books just research good on you coco rosie

  87. Pešut- cze

    for ever only

  88. Ruthi San

    Shit T__T

  89. joydivisiongirl

    A very honest, truly realistic video and for this i thank CocoRosie. Brilliant song and video.

  90. JOOODYJOOODY

    oh my _+)_+_)_)+(_()+(_)+_()_*_(_**)*_()_*_(_**)*_()_*_&(_**)*&_(*)&_(&

  91. zzz

    such an amazing captivating, expressive performance by this young actress... i hope she goes on to great things

  92. mohamed azaddou

    at 1:21 the girl has only 4 fingers why is that ?

    Coin Coin Je Suis Un Canard

    Very observant, nice.

    cajine

    +mohamed azaddou this is probably the reason why she has to marry a much older man...in some cultures she'll never get married, because of missing one finger...

    Mizake The Mizan

    ...also, the older woman and the man with long white hair, around the same time, are from the "Gallows" video....

    mohamed azaddou

    Thanks guys :)