what's forbidden
is it treasure hidden
i've got a clue
on the trail of finding all about you

ask for trouble
a piece of the puzzle
when i saw you
so many locks and keys and chains shield you
two hearts crash inside against
when the suffering does commence
jolly roger run up the mast
and the seconds of love has passed

what's forbidden
has been boldy bitten
i found you
in tasting
the core of the sweetest fruit
confusion reigns supreme
when the promises are redeemed
tend the hook a tiger trap
lost on the edge of a treasure map
cover the wicked days
with the scent of a sweet bouqet
the spoils of love renewed
still on the trail of finding all about you

once forgiven
but never written
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you
when i saw you


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Tiger Trap song meanings
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  • +1
    General Comment..the sentence of love
    is passed...
    they make you walk the plank
    this is the best song ever about falling in love!
    apart from "we're pretty quick"!
    sixfootpigeonon June 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is totally about a guy in a relationship who is falling for and kissing a girl who herself is also in a relationship.
    Taurinemakesyougoon September 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song gives me the chills. The absolute fucking chills.
    yellowstaron November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat's forbidden
    is it treasure hidden
    i've got a clue
    on the trail of finding all about you

    ask for trouble
    a piece of the puzzle
    when i saw you
    so many locks and keys and chains shield you
    two hearts crash inside against
    when the suffering does commence
    jolly roger run up the mast
    and the seconds of love has passed

    what's forbidden
    has been boldy bitten
    i found you
    in tasting
    the core of the sweetest fruit
    confusion reigns supreme
    when the promises are redeemed
    tend the hook a tiger trap
    lost on the edge of a treasure map
    cover the wicked days
    with the scent of a sweet bouqet
    the spoils of love renewed
    still on the trail of finding all about you

    once forgiven
    but never written
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you
    when i saw you


    maybe i just made the same amount of mistakes in different places.
    twee!on June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh also
    'bitter tasting core
    the sweetest fruit'
    sixfootpigeonon June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the saddest song in the whole world, i dont know why, but this is a really really sad song, i don't think it has much to do about love, but it has a withered smoky industrial city on an old building rooftop feel. Very creepy. But my favorite song, Beat Happening are very meloncholic in nature when it comes to their songs.
    marchinganton March 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with marchingant mostly... this song is so bizarre, it's way out there (like so many beat happening songs). Sadness is just the beginning, it's totally ambiguous. "On the trail of finding all about you" is expected to be an in-love line but it could also be negative, just as a phrase. You can find out things about people that are bad. And the whole treasure map thing, with pirate references, is also bizarre.

    then there's the Tiger Trap reference, you know, the band? What's that all about?
    Salty Kevinon April 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSalty_Kevin, Tiger Trap were huge Beat Happening fans and named themselves after this song.
    1fishon April 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont' think it is a very good idea to do puzzles while chasing a tiger. Tigers are elusive prey, and large carnivores, and they will eat monkeys as well. It is never a good idea to distract yourself with a logic puzzle while tracking a large carnivore, as chances are the carnivore will take advantage of your distracted state, and probably hurt you, or even eat you. I am just saying on your next safari, if you bring any puzzle, bring a Nintendo DS, you can shut if off, and the rainforest wont' make the DS soggy, like puzzle pieces would get in the rainy and moist environment.
    Bagchezhon April 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's supposed to be a calvin and hobbes reference. tiger trap, get it?
    twee!on September 15, 2008   Link

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