She had something breakable just under her skin

English translation: she appeared tough on the outside but was emotionally fragile on the inside

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English term or phrase:She had something breakable just under her skin
Selected answer:she appeared tough on the outside but was emotionally fragile on the inside
Entered by: Alexandre Reis

23:23 Dec 14, 2015
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
English term or phrase: She had something breakable just under her skin
\"American Girls\"
(feat. Sheryl Crow)

She comes out on Fridays every time
Stands out in a line
I could have been anyone she\'d seen
She waits another week to fall apart
She couldn\'t make another day
I wish it was anyone but me
I could have been anyone you see
She had something breakable just under her skin
Alexandre Reis
Brazil
Local time: 10:28
she appeared tough on the outside but was emotionally fragile on the inside
Explanation:
One interpretation of the phrase. I've never heard the song, so just taking a stab.
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Sheri P
United States
Local time: 09:28
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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3 +6she appeared tough on the outside but was emotionally fragile on the inside
Sheri P


  

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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +6
she had something breakable just under her skin
she appeared tough on the outside but was emotionally fragile on the inside


Explanation:
One interpretation of the phrase. I've never heard the song, so just taking a stab.

Sheri P
United States
Local time: 09:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Cilian O'Tuama: maybe there should be a separate forum for poetry?
11 mins

agree  Tony M
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Tony

agree  John Detre
1 hr
  -> Thank you, John

agree  Jack Doughty
7 hrs
  -> Thank you, Jack

agree  Yvonne Gallagher: seems most logical
10 hrs
  -> Thank you, Gallagy

agree  Phong Le
13 hrs
  -> Thank you, Phong!

agree  Phoenix III: she was vulnerable, yes.
13 hrs
  -> Thanks, Phoenix!
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