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    Re: Does "Betty" has a special meaning?

    Just a thought, but on the last note, perhaps "Betty" became synonymous with the ideal wife - "I'll be your Betty" meaning I'll be your ideal partner?
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    Re: Does "Betty" has a special meaning?

    Thank you, Red5!

    So...this is ambiguous even for native speakers, it may be his intention to leave us wondered...?

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    Re: Does "Betty" has a special meaning?

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    Just a thought, but on the last note, perhaps "Betty" became synonymous with the ideal wife - "I'll be your Betty" meaning I'll be your ideal partner?

    Thinking along those lines, he could also be referring to Betty from the Archie comics. Betty was the blonde one, the "good girl," while Veronica was the dark-haired rich girl who was vain and jealous and scheming.

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    Re: Does "Betty" has a special meaning?

    Thank you, Ouisch!
    Now I've got the rest of the lyrics. (Maybe I should have shown you all of this first...sorry )

    I'm the spare call at your feet
    I will undo these mistakes - to get you back out there
    and I've been playing the second fiddle to a creep that holds the cards - and I'll lose again
    And if I offer anything, could you change
    So don't give in to anything - loneliness and all it brings
    I'd walk away but I'm a junkie when it comes to you
    and the day he wants to talk about forever is your cue to doubt
    I'd be your Betty if he ever gets bored of holding you
    I'd be your Betty if he ever gets through and all them lies parading round your man...


    Does it still have various interpretations?

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