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    "The dust cap is off"?

    Hi,
    Could you please help me get what this means in the following piece from a lyrics?


    "Tryna make this work
    But you act like a jerk
    Silly of me to keep holding on
    But the dust cap is off
    You don't know what you've lost
    And you won't realise 'til i'm gone, gone, gone
    That i was the one
    Which one of us is really dumb? ooooh, noooo, noooo
    No I'm not stupid in love."

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: "The dust cap is off"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    Could you please help me get what this means in the following piece from a lyrics?


    "Tryna make this work
    But you act like a jerk
    Silly of me to keep holding on
    But the dust cap is off
    You don't know what you've lost
    And you won't realise 'til i'm gone, gone, gone
    That i was the one
    Which one of us is really dumb? ooooh, noooo, noooo
    No I'm not stupid in love."

    Thanks in advance.
    It makes no sense at all to me.

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    #3

    Re: "The dust cap is off"?

    It's the lyrics from a song by Rihanna!!! I do hate the lyrics, never mind its details!
    Could 'dust cap' possibly refer to the item in a speaker, and so by saying the 'dust cap is off' she might mean 'she's not going to say anymore, because she's disappointed or something?!

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    #4

    Re: "The dust cap is off"?

    Pass.

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    Re: "The dust cap is off"?

    As we regularly find (and say), lyrics writers are under no obligation to make sense or to be grammatically correct. They just have to fit the words to the rhythm and the tune. Quality of language is frequently sacrificed.

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