"Possession" as written by Andrew Eldritch, Wayne Hussey and Craig David Adams....
Carrion child, prey for me
Play your wild card
See the house come down around your head
Home to me, so much dreaming
Some say I'm growing cold and
Taking over
Nothing, cuts, two ways
Possession
Taking over

Stand these pictures on your shelf
And wear your heart upon my sleeve
Wear a dress that you can see through
See yourself inside
I'll be your imagination
Tear apart what you believe
Make a mess of your conviction
Take away my pride and leave
Nothing, but the debris
Cuts, two ways

Carrion child, prey for me
Play your wild card
See the house come down around your
Possession
Taking over
Possession
Shake shake shake shake shake shake
Possession
Taking over

Somehow the fact takes over
And the fiction coming through
Somehow I do my crying
Breaking down for you
This way the doubts takes over
Contradiction coming through
This way I do my lying
Making up and making out for you

Possession
Taking over child
(Nothing)
Prey for me
(But the debris)
Play your wild card
(Cuts two ways)
Some say I'm growing cold and
Taking over

Down around your
Head
(Nothing)
Home to me
(But the debris)
So much dreaming
See the house come down around your

Possession
Shake shake shake shake shake shake
Possession
Taking over
Possession
Shake shake shake shake shake shake
Possession
Taking hold



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"Possession" as written by Craig David Adams Andrew Eldritch

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    General CommentPoor b****d. I wonder if he ever got it right with his girls - i hope so.

    Fantastic song about the darker side of relationships imo. Co-dependants slowly destorying each other, biterness, anger, destruction of each other, but unable to stop.
    MMFB2001on February 20, 2006   Link
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    Song Meaning(This is the one... if not the most darkest song by Andrew Eldritch.

    Possession captures you in totality. It pulls you into a state of trance. It grips you tightly. You start belonging to this song.. one day)

    Carrion child, prey for me Play your wild card See the house come down around your head Home to me, so much dreaming Some say I'm growing cold and Taking over

    (Carrion refers to the dead and decaying flesh of an animal. Carrion is an important food source for large carnivores and omnivores in most ecosystems.

    The ecosystem here is death and the dead)

    Nothing, cuts, two ways Possession Taking over . (You are certainly going to die one day... how do you think of that is what Andrew Eldritch is asking you)

    (The grip takes hold of you.... the song has now captured you. You are reminded that it is a one way street... Nothing cuts two ways)

    Stand these pictures on your shelf And wear your heart upon my sleeve Wear a dress that you can see through See yourself inside

    (pictures are of past memories.
    ..heart upon my sleeve... is trust in me again (being captured preparing you) wearing a see through dress (not a woman's dress only. ..but what you wear in general) this relates to being transparent in this decision of being captured by death one day.)

    See yourself inside (start to believe and picture this) I'll be your imagination (death gives you an imagination of itself) Tear apart what you believe (release yourself from the world) Make a mess of your conviction Take away my pride and leave Nothing, but the debris (your friends & family are shocked and you leave confusion and a mess)

    (The song builds and enforces this capture)

    Possession Taking over Somehow the fact takes over And the fiction coming through

    (The song builds and enforces this capture)

    (Until)

    Possession Taking hold

    (We are all attracted to death one way or another. This is the one and final account of you. The GRIP in this song just makes us want to know about it more... We get lost in the Trance and imagination of it...)

    (Although dark... Andrews intention is to prepare you... make you really think about something like death. ... we all have to endure it one day any ways)
    Dude555on March 19, 2014   Link

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