"Pagan Lovesong" as written by David Kelly, Trevor Rowen, Richard Evans, David Watson, Gavin Friday and Derek Rowen....
Heathen, a pagan
No sun shines for me
Savage but gentle
The animal within

And I see it now
And I see it now
I had a weird dream
Watch but don't touch
I had a weird dream
I'm taking it away

Put it in a bag, hide it in a tree
Put it in a bag, hide it in a tree

I want to steal your heart, your heart
With these eyes I cannot see
And this cold heart never bleeds, never, oh no, never

Sweet smell this poison, the colour you bring
Tongue swollen venom, to touchâ?¦to love

And I see it now
And I see, see it now
I had a weird dream
Watch but don't touch
I had a weird dream
I'm taking it away

Put it in a bag, hide it in a tree
Put it in a bag, hide it in a tree

I want to steal your heart
I want to eat, eat your heart
I reach for the sky but never, never can touch

It seems so easy, easy to me
Still I cannot, will not take this thing
Hearsay, this heresy
A victim to sin
Eternal the torment, the answer lies within

I had a weird dream watch but don't touch
I had a weird dream I'm taking it away
The love you give is the love, the love you get, you get


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"Pagan Lovesong" as written by Trevor Rowen David Kelly

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    General CommentThe Virgin Prunes are faaar more than the demon twin sister of U2. They're a legendary artfuck performance group, influencing bands like NIN and artists like Marilyn Manson (MM's song Beautiful People was named after the fans of the Prunes, who called themselves that). They covered themselves in pig's blood, wore dresses and makeup, screamed more than they sang and simulated gay sex on stage at a time when the least indication of being gay could get you killed. They were spit on, and they spit back. Simply, the Prunes were unlikes anything else that came before or after them - equal parts dada, Wilde, Bowie, and Dali. Guggi is now one of Ireland's most praised artists, and Gavin Friday is now a songwriter and soundtrack composer with oscar nominations under his belt (he's also in the upcoming Breakfast on Pluto).
    dragonflyeyeson October 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a strange song, i dont really know what its about but its so great! I got it off the U2 jukebox which is a compilation of songs that U2 likes. The Virgin Prunes grew up with U2 and they formed the Lypton Village and a lot of their music sounds similar even though the bands have a very different style. Its sad no one has commented on any of their songs but im proud to be the first!
    U2girlon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about someone who loves, but feels he is forbidden to do so. He cannot express and live this love, he keeps it bottled up, and it owns him like he tries to own his control over it. He has lived in this manner for too long, so his heart has grown cold, and all he can think of is to keep control, like you keep a thing. That's the terms in which he thinks: Keeping, and ownership. This way of thinking and his obsession with his feeling of guilt bot have perverted his love, and his urge which once was an expression of the will to live has thus become a will to own. He watches the girl from afar, but wants to own, to steal her heart. His sensuality has already been deadened ("with these eyes I cannot see"), and his love has turned into poison. Then, he cannot longer supress his urge, and his will to own makes him kill her and eat her heart to replace his, which has become cold. I think on another level it's about how the shackles of a morally dogmatic and guilt-ridden society can turn individuals into emotionally crippled ghouls who cannot feel pleasure without pain and guilt, and thus will only be able to feed their lust off the grossest sensations when they deem themselves unwatched, while ignoring or neglecting their deeper inner needs in their everyday public life. The Virgin Prunes members felt stifled by their parochial environment, so they invented their 'Lypton Village' fantasy world, which was kind of a reclusive parallel universe, but at the same time they kept their interest in other people, like the rejects they took their name from. I think this song was their way of shocking the hypocrites by reflecting their worst nightmares back on them.
    Lepra Messiason March 01, 2006   Link

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