Get the rope
Tie me to the bed post
Cause I can't find within myself
The happy host
If I find my peace of mind
Torture me
If I seem too serene
Torture me

Chorus
Torture me with all i wanted
(Torture me)
Hit me with the weight i flaunted
(Hit me with all i wanted)
When I am surrounded
(Torture me)
Torture me with all I wanted
Torture me with all I wanted

Bring me need, bring me fire
One backless strapless copper-red gown
Kitty kitty cut twine
Bring turpentine
I can't stand by
High street flat of land
I've got to bite the hand
So if I find peace of mind
Torture
If I seem too serene
Torture me

Torture me with all I wanted
When I am surrounded

Chorus




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    General CommentI first thought it was about an abusive relationship and I think thats still a really good explanation.
    but now for some reason I think the song is about not feeling like you deserve to be happy.

    feeling like you're not a good enough person and you shouldn't be allowed to be happy.
    like the line "torture me with all I wanted" I think is talking about how she desires something that most people wouldn't consider normal or moral so she souldn't be allowed to have good things.
    loxymoxyon March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome like a bitch.
    killstaron October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the line is, "One backless strapless copper-THREAD gown."
    oh_doctor_doctoron October 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh man, I cannot even express how much I love this song.
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthasgfksdgfqwgh this song is SO good. Anyone have any ideas about what this song may mean?
    PosterOfAGirlon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about being with someone who uses you for nothing more than your body:

    'Get the rope
    Tie me to the bed post
    Cause I can't find within myself'

    That to me means the person isn't happy with themselves, so they seek validation in all the wrong places and from all the wrong people.

    I also think it's about finding that sense of self confidence and happiness for a second, then as soon as you walk away from that room you realise that it was all fake:

    'Torture me with all I wanted'

    That line to me is about being teased with the feeling of self pride and peace just to have it taken away. I love this song, and this is just my interpretation and what it means to me personally.
    tortured_tiarason August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've sort of moved away from this type of music lately. Mostly because it has lost its meaning to me. But I can always make an acception for Metric, I'm not really sure why... Probably cos they were the first band I actually liked. Heh. Ciao.
    *Soulesseyes*on September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA girl who has everything, who can't be happy because the person she likes, the everything she's wanted, is on her mind, and she'll onyl feel complete if thy are still in her life, f*cking with her, messing with her and telling them about all she could have had, or all the things she wants to hear and knows she can never have.
    Trinoraon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDef. agree with Trinora. Its a guy she had an amazingly close relationship with that came to an end. She needed time alone to get over it, but it seems like once she got to a place where she could feel optimistic about life again, the guy comes back in the picture and tortures her by reminding her of all she lost and all she wants.

    I think the:
    Get the rope
    Tie me to the bed post
    Cause I can't find within myself
    The happy host

    part is her saying she cant be happy alone (shes not a happy host for herself) and shes asking someone, maybe herself, maybe the guy, to tie her up so she cant keep running back to him and let him torture her....Its like being tied to a bed is easy compared to the hell she goes through with him.

    The second verse:
    Bring me need, bring me fire
    One backless strapless copper-red gown
    Kitty kitty cut twine
    Bring turpentine
    I can't stand by
    High street flat of land
    I've got to bite the hand

    Shes still "tied to the bed" in a sense - shes been doing her best to keep away from him til she cant stand it anymore. So shes asking him to bring her need (relationship) and fire (passion), an shes coaxing him to untie her (kitty kitty, cut twine). Bring turpentine is her asking him to bring something to doctor her wounds with, where the rope cut in to her because she was trying to get untied. "Ive got to bite the hand" is her admitting thats shes only hurting herself, but she feels compelled to do it. She cant stop asking him to torture her.
    episodeivon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about BDSM. It's about how physical pain becomes a release for emotional pain.
    AliceFallingDownon April 14, 2007   Link

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