LINE BY LINE MEANING

STANZA 1 MEANING BY LINE

  • He had such quiet eyes – His eyes were calm and quiet
  • She did not realise – She did not know
  • They were two pools of lies-  His eyes were like two pools filled with lies
  • Layered with thinnest ice – Thinly veiled, like very thin ice
  • To her, those quiet eyes – To the woman, those calm and quiet eyes
  • Were breathing desolate sighs – Looked very sad and desolate
  • Imploring her to be nice – The eyes were begging her to be nice to him
  • And to render him to paradise – And to give him happiness and bliss so that he would feel like he was in paradise (heaven)

STANZA 2 MEANING BY LINE

  • If only she’d been wise – The woman wished she had been wiser in her past actions
  • And had listened to the advice – And she had listened to the sound advice given to her by people who cared about her
  • Never to compromise – They had advised her not to give up her moral values or principles
  • With pleasure-seeking guys – When she was with men who wanted only pleasure and fun
  • She’d be free from the ‘hows and whys’ – If she had listened to them, she would not be haunted by questions of hows and whys and the difficult situation she was in.

STANZA 3 MEANING BY LINE

  • Now here’s a bit of advice – Let me give you a bit of advice
  • Be sure that nice really means nice – Make sure that the person you think is nice, is truly sincere and trustworthy
  • Then you’ll never be losing at dice – Then, you will not lose in a game of chance or a game of love where you can lose your heart to an undeserving man
  • Though you may lose your heart once or twice – Even if you should fall in love and lose your heart to love once or twice
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