Holy eyes,
I never knew I'd beg down at your feet.
Hold on tight I never knew i'd know much more than this.
Open sky the wave of pain the scent of you is bliss.

Hungry eyes they stare at me,
I know, I know, don't go.

Summertime,
the taste of saint secretes the perfume mist.
Console the mind, I take it in, the lips of pink I kiss,
Lonely sky, the more you take the more that I give in.
Holy eyes, I never knew, I know, I know don't go.
Hold on to the memory its all you got,
I know you'll be there to soak up blood lost, blood lost, blood loss.


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  • +4
    General CommentThe way I look at it...
    It's about obsession.
    Whether it's with drugs (heroin) or a person.
    Or perhaps it alludes to both, by relating one to the other in similarity or comparison.

    I personally relate to these lyrics, because I've experienced both of the interpretations mentioned above.

    The whole begging at one's feet thing is obviously a reference to drug abuse.
    The way it takes control over you.
    Or the way that obsession takes over all of you.
    AnarchyAndion April 07, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhat I love about rock/punk 'love' songs is that they're so dark, they make the love sound like an addiction, but a bad one (eg, the nice kind of addiction= chocolate, the bad kind of addiction= compulsively jamming a pen in your eye). This song rocks...
    the_roadon September 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about letting go when you know you don't want to.
    You know the person isn't good for you,but you can't seem to let go...
    AstroZombie777on November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was reading an article with Brody and she said that this album was written simultaneously to the divorce. She said that she told Tim she wanted out and went back to Austrailia to stay with her mom and step dad. She said she wanted the songs to have diffferent meanings to everyone, hense all of the vague metaphors. She also said that most, if not all were influenced by her feelings during the ending of her and Tim's relationship and if you look deep enough you would be able to see her meaning.
    I think that this song is about Tim begging her to stay with him. Him looking at her with "holy eyes" meaning he doesn't understand why she's leaving, making her out to be that bad guy. It's killing her to leave him but she knows its the right thing. "I know, I know, don't go." Answering to his pleas. "Hold on to the memory its all you got, I know you'll be there to soak up blood lost, blood lost, blood loss." What she says to Tim, saying it hurts but he will be alright.
    JohnnyTragikon January 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh... And by the way...
    I think that both obsession, love, and drug abuse are paralled through
    and allusion to gods and worship. If that makes any sense.
    AnarchyAndion April 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song its awesome i can't belive that no one has written in here!!!!
    blinks not gay u ron May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's an amazing song. I'll give it that.

    To me it's about not letting go of the memories of a loved one. Powerful song.
    Cylipsoon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was the only song I liked by the Distillers. I think it's kinda made Brody et al more tolerable to me. Nice song :)
    niennaon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this song was about the best sex she ever had.... it was with josh homme
    i dunno i cant understand that but well thats what i heard
    destilatedon December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Open sky the wave of pain the scent of you is bliss."

    awesome line
    atticus_finchon January 07, 2005   Link

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