"Lullaby" as written by Eric Kupper and Bonnie Bailey....
Share my cup
Tie me up
Never apart
Break my heart

Go to sleep
Wound me deep
Be at peace
Make me bleed

Do no harm
Twist my arm
Lie with grace
Smash my face

Kiss the ground
Track me down
Stop the noise
Smash my toys

How does it feel without your drugs?
Sing you a lullaby
How does it feel without my love
Sing you a lullaby


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"Lullaby" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentMan, this song is freaking wonderful. I love the way Steven has put words to the typical feeling of wanting to be loved, but at the same time being extremely masochistic. Damn, I hate that feeling. But noone's ever put words to it like Wilson did. Gotta love that man.

    Furthermore, the lyrics are quite incorrect. Correct version:

    "Share my cup
    Tie me up
    Never part
    Break my heart
    Go to sleep
    Wound me deep
    Be at peace
    Make me bleed

    Do no harm
    Twist my arm
    Lie with grace
    Smash my face
    Kiss the ground
    Drag me down
    Stop the noise
    Smash my toys

    How does it feel without your drugs?
    (Sing you a lullaby)
    How does it feel without my love?
    (Sing you a lullaby)"

    Written down exactly like that. I'll be submitting correct versions of all of the incorrect lyrics of Blackfield. In the comments. Sorry for being an ass. ;)
    TheKiton July 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentstrangely, i always imagined the adult showing violence to the child as being the mother.
    i do not know why, this has just always been the impression i get.
    maybe because it is even more heart breaking if it is the mother, rather than the father?
    glassxcandyflosson January 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about the mother, on drugs neglecting and abusing her child, partly because of being under the influence or drugs, and partly because she is twisted and doesn't know how to raise children. I really doubt it would be about a father.
    raidzon May 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFrom SW's wiki page on Vapour Trail Lullaby - According to Steven Wilson: "I found this on a CDR of demos from around 2000, and it's an early version of the song that was later recorded for the first Blackfield album with a much more stripped down piano and string quartet arrangement. Here I was obviously going for something a bit more epic (the full version lasts about 16 minutes, but this is the first 6). After Rush called their album "Vapour Trails" I changed the title of the Blackfield version to just Lullaby."

    I'm not sure if it's about child abuse. I feel it's about 2 people who care about each other (couple, family members or even friends) in which one of them is a drug addict and is trying to quit, resulting in unstable behaviour. Switching between caring and violent...
    parasite12on December 10, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about child abuse, with the references to violence and smashing his toys....and the title of course relates to a child. The overall sound of the song to me sounds kind of innocent and helpless also. =]
    glassxcandyflosson May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChild abuse, for sure...I can't stop thinking about some drunken father beating up his own kid. Damn, this is the most fucked up song i've ever heard. Yet, it's beautiful.
    Nytstalkon February 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChild abuse for sure. Father is high or drunk or something and he breats his kid. Strangely beautiful song.
    [Service to busy]on May 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always felt that Childline / NSPCC should run their TV ads with this as the soundtrack - it's quite harrowing listening to these lyrics over such nice music.
    pwrmotorsporton October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWAIT this is by the Dixie Chics?!?!
    spiraleyeson August 13, 2013   Link

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