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"Dreary, Dreary" is the fourth track on The Tragic Treasury, performed by The Gothic Archies. It coincides with the book The Miserable Mill

Lyrics 

Dreary, dreary
Dreary, dreary
Gone, gone, the girl in brocade
Gone, the words we might have said
Howl winds, because she is dead
And gone, gone, gone
Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
Weary, sighs the tune
Dreary, dreary falls the night
And eerie light of the moon
Dreary, dreary
Dreary, dreary
Gone, gone, my Beatrice
Gone, the lips I longed to kiss
Into a black and bleak abyss
Gone, gone, gone
Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
Weary, sighs the tune
(Gone, gone, are the winters of snow)
Dreary, dreary falls the night
And eerie light of the moon
(Sigh, the secrets gone, too)
Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
Weary, sighs the tune
Silver springs, golden falls)
Dreary, dreary for all the night
And eerie light of the moon
Dreary, dreary
Dreary, dreary

References to A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Gone, gone, the girl in brocade
    • Brocade is a class of richly decorative fabrics, often made in colored silks. It is often used for formal clothing, and is likely referencing Beatrice's rich status.
  • Gone, the words we might have said
    • Lemony mourns the potential relationship that he and Beatrice could have had.
  • Howl winds, because she is dead
    And gone, gone, gone
    • Again, the death of Beatrice sparks the entire series of unfortunate events.
  • Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
    Weary, sighs the tune
    Dreary, dreary falls the night
    And eerie light of the moon
    • Lemony Snicket can’t imagine himself in any other state other than the grief and regret that has encompassed him since Beatrice’s death. The bleakness of Lemony’s state is comparable to that of Lucky Smells Lumbermill.[1]
    • The line could also likely be referencing the Baudelaire children, who, over the course of the story, sometimes forget that their life could be anything other than miserable.
  • Gone, gone, my Beatrice
    Gone, the lips I longed to kiss
    Into a black and bleak abyss
    Gone, gone, gone...
    • Confirming the song is about Beatrice, who is deceased.
  • (Sigh, the secrets gone, too)
    • Lemony mourns the secrets that were lost when Beatrice died, secrets that likely should have been told in order to prevent the catastrophes that followed.

Sources

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