"Bluer Than Midnight" as written by and Johnson....
Save me, save me, save me
Save me, save me, save me.

The candles are lit. the curtains are drawn.
There's still no sign of rain nor dawn.
Our lips touch. our limbs entwine.
But the ghosts that haunt me won't leave my mind.

Save me, save me, save me
Save me, save me, from myself.

One sin leads to another one
Oh, the harder i try
I can never, never, never find peace in this life.
I ask myself where does lust come from
Is it something to yield to or be overcome.
I ask myself
Why love can never touch my heart like fear does.
Why can't love ever touch my heart like fear does?

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  • +4
    General CommentAgain with the lust! I love this theme in The The's music. To me this is about someone who has gotten so accustomed to a particular sin that it almost doesn't seem like a choice anymore ("one sin leads to another one"). My first impression was one of adultery, with the narrator conflicted between feelings of lust for his partner, the awareness that it is wrong ("the ghosts that haunt me"), and the guilt that it's not his first sin. I like the question about lust being something to yield to or overcome...is there really an answer?

    The last verse suggests he not only feels guilty for his transgressions, but that he also worries about his own emotional state...he's gotten so accustomed to being fearful in these situations that he feels he is unable to feel love as strongly, maybe because his conscience eats away at him. He doesn't feel that he can save himself from his own moral lapses, and fears he is doomed to a life of lustful sin rather than love.
    pipistrelleon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always loved THE THE. This song has to be one of their many crowning jewels.
    bulldogof82on March 02, 2011   Link

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