"Fevered" as written by and John Davenport Eddie Cooley....
Strange like skin
That I believe in
It stretches over bone
And smells like honey on the wind
All so strange
I can't remember
Where the heartache ends
And the fever it begins

Scenes of Mary Magdalena
Shakes her lover's bones
At all the demons in the window
All so strange
The dreams that haunt my bed
The heartache swells
And quickens near the end
And then slows down
It slows down
'Till I shut down
And I won't try to run

Strange like skin
That I believe in
It leakss out of the phone
And spills like honey
From the window
Warm and strange
I can't remember
How the hearbreak mends
When the fever it remains

And I'm so down
So down... (5X)
And I lay down
And I won't try to run...


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"Fevered" as written by John Davenport Eddie Cooley

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    General CommentDrugs and heartbreak.
    A close realationship,
    one ruining it with their optional curse(addiction to drugs) feeling the need for more, not realizing they are hurting the other person,
    it eventually hits them every now & then that the person is hurt, but they go on to continue drug usage, experiencing temporary relief, but through the drugs, subconciously his mind shows him through his delusions symbols of what is happening between him & his other half(Mary Magdalene, lovers bones-whats left of him-, demons in the window-drugs-)
    & through his intoxication & instability nothing seems real, except for the memory of what he is doing to the person, while the drugs continue the confusing sinsations he is expieriencing.
    the person later tries to comfort their suffering friend.
    being too messed up there is nothing to be done, his heartbreak is not mended, this cycle of drug abuse continues, miserating.
    Scream on rooftops*on February 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin a sick morbid kinda way i think that this song is about sex
    -"the heartache swells and quickens near the end" kinda like an O...its just a really sad song, and he has a beautiful voice.
    polythenepamon February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes i think its more death and memory of life , but i don't know, i agree he does have a beautiful voice, you never know perhaps it could be about memory of sex (just a suggestion),but still i think it could be moments before death..."til i'm shot down, i'll drown "i need to think about it more. it is a sad song though. and a good one at that
    trainspotting_R2D2on March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are pretty wrong, according to their official site it goes:

    Strange like skin
    That I believe in
    It stretches over bone
    And smells like honey on the wind
    All so strange
    I can't remember
    Where the heartache ends
    And the fever it begins

    Scenes of Mary Magdalene
    Who shakes her lover's bones
    At all the demons in the window
    All so strange
    The dreams that haunt my bed
    The heart-rate swells
    And quickens near the end

    And then slows down
    It slows down
    And I lay down
    And I wont try to run

    Strange like skin
    That I believe in
    It leaks out of the phone
    And spills like honey
    From the window
    Warm and strange
    I can't remember
    How the heartbreak mends
    When the fever it remains

    And I'm so down
    So down
    So down
    And I lay down
    And I wont try to run



    I think this song's summed up in the lines:
    "I can't remember
    Where the heartache ends
    And the fever it begins"
    and "And I'm so down"
    I think the fever he's talking about and what the chorus is all about is depression, and he doesn't know how much of his depression is his heartache for a lost lover or the illness itself. I don't think it's about sex really, more him lying at home on his bed feeling like crap, not recovering from a girlfriend who left him. This fits in with other songs like Still In Love Song.
    Leif_Eriksonon May 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI suppose it might also be about drug use like heroin or something, to try and get over his heartache. He talks about his heart rate changing and lying down and all that sensual stuff in the verses.
    Leif_Eriksonon May 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite songs ever. It makes me think of letting someone back into your life who's hurt you. (He speaks of his adoration, but also of his heartache) You try letting them back in but you can't get over the pain they've caused.
    LockeColeon February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite songs too

    i thing that is a really sad song, but i agree with polythenepam, the song has something about sex.

    i truly love this song
    is completely perfect. Has something so magic..... i can't explain it
    v2.7on November 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove
    *Scream on rooftopson January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about trying to forget someone or something through sex, like an escape. it might be drugs, except for the reference to mary magdalene, who was supposed to have been a prostitute.
    pandora_ash_avalieon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought maybe he had a bulimic girlfriend because the mention of honey, bones and fevers (honey is used to induce vomiting, fevers referring to _making_ herself sick) and "smells like honey on the wind" was possibly her breath.
    im probably really, really wrong though.
    yourdeareston May 06, 2007   Link

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