I undressed you with my eyes I have
Maybe even raped you
In a dark and eerie corner of my mind
I tucked you there
And touched you in a dream last night
Pushed you aside when you entered
My thoughts at the wrong time

I have sat up upon your lap and
Saddled my thighs around your hips like ropes
I rode you on a chair and in the shower
And all the while I clung heavy to your back
My desire deeply harnessed in your spine

While I squeezed you like a tree trunk
You may have been one
Sexless and comfort in your mind
Even barer than a child's
I'm riding recklessly through a thick and humid
Jungle growing anxious with the deep and primal
Yearning that stirs
Deeply pulsing up toward the surface
Like sap rising or honey or tar


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Honey or Tar song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentIt just makes me think of everytime i've fantasized about someone. No guilt, no haunting, just pure pleasure and yearning.
    tarumbaon December 07, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentohhh wow. well this really changes things for me
    see instead of:
    "Sexless and comfort in your mind
    Even barer than a child's"

    I have been hearing:
    "Sexless and comforting
    You might have even been, been a child"

    I am pretty relieved right now, this song is much less ominous than I thought it was. Not that I disprove of Cocorosie's ominosity or anything but..
    I'm glad I can love this song and not feel too messed up.
    pocketvisionon August 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the way her haunting voice makes you feel. it gives me chills.

    i agree. it's about wanting something but not being able to have it. having it haunt you... in a way. thats what makes the song great, her voice. not to mention amazing lyrics.
    adjfhgwgon August 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about the guilt in lust—that deep sinking feeling of touching someone without their permission, staining them, even if it's only in dreams. Feeling free to let that passion all seep out, letting loose in the flurry of remorse coupled with yearning.
    TDeMelloon January 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis has the be the most haunting, sexiest and most beautiful song I've ever heard.
    hungryfukon January 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anybody else think the "rising up like sap or honey or tar" is referring to the memory, and that sometimes it is sweet (like honey) but sometimes when the memory comes up it's toxic? That's what it means to me... sometimes past bittersweet memories come up, or desires, and they make me smile... other times, they make me feel angry, and sad.
    sparrowleafon December 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this lyric is pretty obvious.. I think it's just aabout wanting something really really bad and knowing that you can't ever ever have it..
    And also i think it's really bad that no one has commented on this song befour.. I love the song, the lyric, I just love them..
    Snaedison March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Snaedis... beautiful song, a little haunting though.

    xoxo
    MuchoAmour2772on June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know why but this song brings a strange will to cry.
    and i love it.
    Narayanon December 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used to think she was saying "erase you" instead of rape.

    The song seems to be about her wanting someone that she might have already fucked.
    Possibly she ruined a chance to talk with them, so now she has no choice but to dream about the person and want them from a far.
    B.B. Salton December 25, 2007   Link

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