"You Could Be The One" as written by Andreas Bruhn and Andrew Taylor....
All God's children give good phone
I called Jesus, he's not home so
I'm so pleased to talk to you
Trees and walks, I love them too
Threatened species, they adore me
Flower children never bore me

But all the things you share are
Better left unsaid
When you can give me head
And run your fingers through my hair

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, You could be the one
We can meditate
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
Let's call it fate
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
To get your flowers pressed
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
Just get undressed

I'm so glad to find you here
Mystic people, they're so dear
I don't like the rest, your sign's the best
Whatever it is I'm most impressed
I don't need to understand
The laying on of hands
I'm in a hurry to get my karma straight
'Cause life is short and I can't wait
But don't worry about the state
Of this pretty little thing in the armour plate

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, You could be the one
We can meditate
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
Let's call it fate
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
To get your flowers pressed
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
Just get undressed

I'm so pleased that you believe
Now open up a little let the good times heave
We're going for a ride
Destiny can't be denied
But all those precious things are better left unsaid
When you can give me hair
And run your fingers though my head

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, You could be the one
We can meditate
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
Let's call it fate
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
To get your flowers pressed
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you could be the one
Just get undressed

Love
Is all you need.


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"You Could Be the One" as written by Andrew Bennett Sven Koslik

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    General Commentno question here, hippie chicks are good for a quick lay sayth eldritch

    the subtexts of using hippie chicks for sex are plentiful
    we're going for a ride - this line is a double entendre, mixing the metaphors of riding someone (sexually) and taking them for a ride- to scam or trick them

    also, "... to get your flower pressed" to deflower someone is oldschool for taking their virginity pressed flowers are usually added to a collection.

    on the other side, for him, it is just today, like getting his "collar pressed," its just part of his daily maintenance.



    Finally, "this pretty little thing in the armor plate" is one of my favorite references to the gothic persona of all time.

    excellent synical take on the beatles' "love is all you need" / the free love movement in general
    free love? i'll take 3!
    pretty little thing in the armor plate may be my favorite reference to goth ever
    iordseytonon February 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI see a really nice pun in the term Karma. Could be mistaken for comma there.

    urbandictionary.com/…
    (Plus I had heard "Shaking one´s comma" as saying "bloke having a wee" in some film, which initially gave me the idea there might be a sexual allusion covered in a pun here. As a non-native english speaker, one´s not nearly good with colloquial terms, as they are (surprisingly enough) not being taught at school, but apparently when dealing with Sisters of Mercy Lyrics, one should be expecting to encounter them, for example Hallways.. Like that, a non native speaker requires a couple of decades to get through the ironies in the lyrics.
    One should be ashamed, really.)

    In that context

    I'm in a hurry to get my karma straight
    'Cause life is short and I can't wait
    But don't worry about the state
    Of this pretty little thing in the armour plate

    could be read as the narrator putting words into the mouth of the person he´s adressing in the lyrics, saying something like "I´m mainly worried about the body liquids and their connection to the universe, never mind politics"..
    Remembering that this song was written about 1½ decades before the dawn of the cybergoth stuff and the (inane) militaria thing in the goff scene, a "Pretty litle thing in the armour plate" most likely doesn´t refer to a goth girl in fake military clothing or anything similar, but probably a gun between the parts of protective shields on top of a riot control vehicle or a tank´s canon, an Uzi hidden in an armoured limousine or something of that kind.

    For me

    But all those precious things are better left unsaid
    When you can give me hair
    And run your fingers though my head

    also points in that direction.
    This song was written in the very last phase of the cold war, the threat of a nuclear holocaust still looming over everything on earth.
    It is a symptom of Acute Radiation Syndrome that a person loses all hair. See:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    So a person in the final stage before dying from radiation could easily give you a handfull of hair. If your head exploded before that, it could even run its fingers through it.
    And that´s how I understand this.

    The entire song seems to be saying "Sure I like having fun with hippes, if only they´d wake up and face the real world the way it is, though." to me. In a pretty ironical way.
    eo10478576on September 26, 2014   Link

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