"I'll Be Yours" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
I'll be your water
Bathing you clean
With liquid peace

I'll be your reefer
You'll breathe me in
You won't release

Well I've seen you suffer
I've seen you cry
The whole night through

So I'll be your water
Bathing you clean
With liquid blue

[Repeat: x2]
I'll be your father
I'll be your mother
I'll be your lover
I'll be yours

I'll be your liquor
Bathing your soul in juice that's pure

I'll be your anchor
You'll never leave these shores that cure

I've seen you suffer
I've seen you cry
For days and days

So I'll be your liquor
Demons will drown and float away

[Repeat: x4]
I'll be your father
I'll be your mother
I'll be your lover
I'll be yours


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"I'll Be Yours" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    My InterpretationIt sounds to me, at least, that he's speaking in first person only he's a drug (whether this is a stimulate or depressant, it varies). For instance, he starts with "I'll be your water. Bathing you clean. With liquid peace" he's referring to alcoholics then the following line is "I'll be your reefer. You'll breathe me in. You won't release" he isn't being metaphorical. Instead, he's being literal with the idea that drugs can creep into your life, and start taking the place of the most fundamental necessities (water, breathing). What solidifies this idea for me is the line, "So I'll be your liquor. Demons will drown and float away". Often, or typically I should say, you hear people drink to get rid of the demons. Here, it's implied the liquor will completely wash away any present sorrows the person is feeling.
    skbuddhaon August 26, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think this is showing how he's turned to alcohol to solve his problems, and how he takes comfort and solace in it, as most people do with their parents
    duffon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a fatal disease taking over someones body , and the disease is narrating the song. pretted screwed up but thts what i first thought of.

    "ill be you ether youll breathe me in
    you wont release"

    they will breathe in the disease and never be able to let it go. the effect of being told about something so
    life changing and never being able to think the same again

    "well ive seen you suffer, ive seen you cry the whole night through"

    could be someone grieving over the fact that they are going to die.

    "ill be your father, ill be your mother
    ill be you lover , ill be yours"

    is how the disease is going to take over everything she/he has and affect everything that she/he knows.

    "and i'll be your anchor , youll never leave shores
    that cure"

    meaning the disease will hold he/she back in whatever they do, it will never leave them to live a normal life.

    I dont know, this is just my weird mind working here
    BrokeAnotherMirroron May 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is totally off the cuff, but maybe the narrator is a vampire addressing the most recent person he/she bit. i'm not weird, it's just what i think
    pumkinhedon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhen he says "demons will drown and float away" do you think he's referring to overpowering anything else wrong with the victim, or could he maybe be referencing cures and the disease considers them demons
    pumkinhedon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is not about drugs or disease or even vampires... It's about love. A weird sort of love. Or of seeing someone who you absolutely love in pain. 'I've seen you suffer, i've seen you cry the whole night through/ so I'll be your water, bathing you clean in liquid blue'. That alone implies that he feels the need to just take the person away from their problems, suspend reality for them.

    In a more macabre sense, it's kind of got this theme of "drugging" someone to make them feel better...not really fixing anything, just making yourself everything for that person, sort of a codependent relationship.

    And i'm rambling. But I guess it makes some weird sort of sense.
    BrilliantSavvyon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbrilliantsavvy is making lots of sense to me.

    i definitely agree more with the interpretation that he's the escape for the person he loves when they're in pain.
    mourningthebestofmeon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with BrilliantSavvy. This is one of the most loving songs I've heard. To me it seems to be about the way love can be a better escape than any drug in the world.
    katherowenon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, and proffessing complete love for someone, as though they'll be everything for this person - 'I'll be your father, I'll be your mother,
    I'll be your lover, I'll be yours'
    Scandion April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAt first this song reminded me love. I knew a person who was everything to me and I wanted to be everything to him.
    But now (when I finally understood the truth about this person) I feel that this song is about depression and sadness.
    It\'s everything to me. My depression is like a human being. \"Well I\'ve seen you suffer, I\'ve seen you cry the whole night through.\" He has seen me cry the whole night through... And I enjoy my pain.
    \"And I\'ll be your anchor you\'ll never leave.\" i know that this depression will never leave me.
    I know this sounds *totally* weird so please, don\'t give any stupid feedback like \"It\'s not about depression! It\'s about Love!\" I know it\'s about love...
    Starry-Eyedon April 22, 2005   Link

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