All these people drinking lover's spit
They sit around and clean their face with it
And they listen to teeth to learn how to quit
Tied to a night they never met

You know it's time
That we grow old and do some shit
I like it all that way

All these people drinking lover's spit
Swallowing words while giving head
They listen to teeth to learn how to quit
Better take some hand and get used to it

You know it's time
That we grow old and do some shit
I like it all that way


Lyrics submitted by fallacies

Lover's Spit song meanings
Add your thoughts

102 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +6
    General CommentI've read interviews on many occasions where Kevin Drew (who wrote the song) has sait it was a song he wrote fro his wife. All he said about the song was that it's basically about loving the one you're with (wanting to grow old with them) and not wasting time in pointless meaningless relationships. I was also at a live show and right before the first chords he said this "Love the one your with" His wife also appears in the lover's spit video on the BSS website
    SourCherryLipstickon April 13, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI don't know about that. I mean, sure the song is talking about giving head. But I get something a little deeper out of it. I think it's a cry out against meaningless love; there seems to be a desire for this Socratic ascension to find real love and real happiness. "It's time we grow old and do some shit." He's saying... let's quit fucking around and do soemthing that means something.
    GentleDogson December 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentfellatio and naivete, this is why I love this band.
    HazMatadoron March 22, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is like the epiphany of realizing that you want more than just sex to connect with someone. One day you open your eyes to realize that you've been just experiencing physical closeness with another person for whatever reason.

    Protection? Fear?

    I think this song is beautiful and captures the reality of today. People have lost the ability to believe in love so they just fuck...and while this song is like an anthem to our generation...maybe its also telling us to want more. Its ok to want more. Its ok to want to experience emotional love and not just sex in order to connect with someone else.

    And perhaps realize that while we hide our desire to actually love in fucking people we don't, we are holding ourselves back from truly loving ourselves and someone else so that we can have both: Sex and Love

    I first heard this song in the movie Lie With Me ...great film.
    lyriclover81on August 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe version of this on the Bee Hives ep is beautiful. such a great song.
    gyroscopeon May 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentandrew whiteman wrote Im Still Youre Fag, Kevin Drew wrote this song.
    Big Ton January 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentn439.., I wish it didn't bother you. We can all appreciate the work of homo/bisexual artists (Tori Amos, Freddie Mercury, kd lang, Broken Social Scene, even Dusty Springfield. It's about the love, not the bumsex.

    As for the song, I saw it as feeling alienated by "all these people" (not the singer?), "drinking lover's spit" - is this disgust or simply a new way of looking at fellatio? "Clean their face with it" certainly seems to be disgust and incomprehension.

    To be hones, it's yet another BSS song that I can't make head nor tail of.
    _ellieon March 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLet me just say that this song introduced me to Broken Social Scene and I LOVE it.

    But I heard that the song is about giving head but not wanting to and regreting it

    "Swallowing words while giving head" Maybe you just want to say no but do it anyway
    eilatan221on April 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me, this song is about all the people just trying to get laid, and falling for each other's bull. "lover's spit" are those sweet nothings a guy tells you to get into your pants and basically the lies and compliments exchanged during flirting. especially the "tied to the night they never met part", you never really met him, it was just sex.
    whatdoesitfeelliketobestupudon December 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe its about..people who think love will solve all their problems? to the point where they ignore all problems just to trick themself into thinking its working.

    im kind of guessing. anyone else have ideas?
    thats the punchlineon June 18, 2004   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain