"Post Blue" as written by and Molko/olsdal/hewitt....
It's in the water baby, it's in the pills that bring you down
It's in the water baby, it's in your bag of golden brown
It's in the water baby, it's in your frequency
It's in the water baby, it's between you and me

It's in the water baby, it's in the pills that pick you up
It's in the water baby, it's in the special way we fuck
It's in the water baby, it's in your family tree
It's in the water baby, it's between you and me

Bite the hand that feeds
Tap the vein that bleeds
Down on my bended knees
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you

It's in the water baby, it's in the pills that bring you down
It's in the water baby, it's in your bag of golden brown
It's in the water baby, it's in your frequency
It's in the water baby, it's between you and me

Bite the hand that feeds
Tap the vein that bleeds
Down on my bended knees
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you
I break the back of love for you


Lyrics submitted by Spiner

"Post Blue" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    General CommentMostly everything has been said already, but I still wanted to add my take. What no one mentioned is that writing a song is not like writing a story where everything is mapped out. Songwriting is more about the emotional meaning of the words, since rhythm often controls the word choice.

    Everyone has had a different idea on the line "I'd break the back of love for you." Emotionally, we all get it. It's an ultimate declaration of love, so lost in this person that you would break love itself for them, but probably still be in love with them--but to put that emotion in words is hard to do. We all have our own ways to say it, Brian Molko's original phrasing being the best. :)

    I'm interested in the pregnancy theory, and it was fun to read everyone's thoughts on that, but I think Dylan in the movies got closest. Blue is universally a word for depression. To me, this song is about a codependent, screwed up relationship, and the violent love that characterizes it. Songs are made to be easy to relate to, and that kind of relationship and depression in it would be something everyone can understand. The whole pregnancy thing, not so much. A relationship where you're up and down all the time, using and never really stable, betraying each other and fighting, having make up fucks, sometimes even angry sex, betraying each other--bite the hand that feeds--bleeding your life's blood for this person because the extremity of the relationship makes it feel like real love. And it's in the water. Something they can't get rid of, have no control over. The most contagious diseases are those carried by water because no one can avoid drinking, and that's what I think of. And finally, down on bended knees. This song is a plea in several directions. On one hand he never wants to lose this lover, on the other hand he wants out. The love vascilates between passion and despair. But he tells his lover, "Bite the hand that feeds--betray me--tap the vein that bleeds--suck away my life's blood--and I will still be on my bended knees for you, offering you everything. I would even break the back of love for you."
    dressedinleatheron August 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also think Dylan is right. I dont believe the pregnancy story, I dont see it anywhere!... where does it says so.
    I think is about them having problems in there relationship and the relationship is dieing. But what make their relationship go that way?..

    Everything.. not just because of golden brown, uppers or downens, her frequency or family tree. It's in all these things as well, but most importantly it's in the water, a thing as normal, pure and innocent as water. That means it's all around them, in everything them do, no matter what they do, it's there. It's between him and her...

    That's my 2cents.

    -Jens R.
    stegtflaeskon September 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTake a look at a film called 'It's in the water' that will answer it.
    dpcon July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is absolutely awesome , the bass lines and the way Brian says "I'd brake the back of love for you" just make chills run down my spine.
    Spineron February 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Agree Spiner! Surprised ther's not many comments on the new songs! Not quite sure what the lyrics are supposed to mean apart from it being about sex and drugs but its great.
    ashtray girlon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love it! I also love "blind" and "song to say goodbye", oh well I actually love the whole album, and every song they ever made hah!
    but, "i'd brake the back of love for you", what exactly does he mean by that? is it good or bad?
    AshtrayGirl-on March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsurely its BREAK?!? Brake just doesnt make sense...but anyway, great song, great album! seeing them in a month...cant wait!
    riceyon March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmethinks it should be break somehow or it doesnt really make sense

    i think the "i'd break the back of love for you bit" sounds like he wants to make it easier for whoever the song is about to love him, and the rest of it i think implies theres something between them they cant avoid, like its part of their nature, and he wants to make this easier.
    yeah
    what does anyone else think??
    shoesbbonon March 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is break , sorry for the typo
    Spineron March 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentonly other comment is that "vein" has no "e" at the end...sorry for always picking up on the typo's....as for the meaning...it does seem to be about drugs and sex, but i cant enlighten any more than that...sorry!
    riceyon March 16, 2006   Link

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