"Theseus" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
So once you've killed the minotaur
How you gonna find your way out of the maze
Here the jealous hand of bitter men
Carve the meat before the table is laid

And they are hungry, they are hungry for you
And they are hungry, they are hungry for you
With an appetite so insatiable
They are hungry, they are hungry for you

The warm thread of love leads you to freedom
Once the hero's deed is done
You leave her lying without a parasol
In the slow solitaire sun

And she is hungry, she is hungry for you
And she is hungry, she is hungry for you
With an appetite so generous
She is hungry, she is hungry for you

No surrender to a lover
Or the wars of the news
Of many blisses to uncover
A black sail billows, the sun hits a blade

And you are hungry, you are hungry for you
And you are hungry, you are hungry for you
With an appetite so dangerous
You are hungry, you are hungry for you


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"Theseus" as written by Patrick Wolf

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    General CommentHOLY SHIT
    is all i have to say about this one.
    eep.
    slinkstersarson April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is easily my favourite song by Patrick.

    it's gorgeous to listen to
    airfix-fighteron March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song, it's so amazing live, like wolf song, it's just..tingly..
    mmm
    Turn-it-upon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTheseus kills the minotaur and saves Ariadne, they sail to an island. When she falls asleep Theseus ditches her. He promised his father that he'd change his sails to white if he survives the minotaur, keeps the black if he's killed. He forgets, his father thinks he's dead and kills himself.

    Patrick has stated that he thinks the character of Theseus is a bit like a popstar gone wrong. All those people that glorify and want him, but he just wants peace. To achieve this he has to hurt them to really get the message through.
    ambrielon September 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHey guys, Patrick released an official recorded version of this song with slightly different lyrics and added opener. I'll update this soon as I can. Great song.
    JimmieNeverDieson May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnd in case you're wondering that official version is off the new album which has leaked. You should still buy it or go see him live if you like it. Just a heads up though that it's out there.
    JimmieNeverDieson May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's interpretation has changed slightly due to the last part. Though it is essentially him questioning 'why are you doing this?'. I think Patrick and the character of Theseus became slightly meshed together-he was up so high, had it all but was letting it slip away and overwhelm him.
    ambrielon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"What lies beneath the door?
    What keeps you?
    Explore!
    Do you take the chance to defeat the source?
    The gates are opening
    The choice
    The future
    The future is yours!"

    So now you've found all you
    Were looking for
    How you gonna find your way out
    Of the maze? You hear those
    Jealous hands

    Those bitter men

    Carve their meat before the table
    Is laid

    And they are hungry
    they are hungry for you

    They are hungry, they are hungry for you

    With an appetite
    Insatiable

    They are hungry
    They are hungry

    For you

    The warm thread of love
    Leads you, to freedom
    But once your hero's dead
    Is done you leave her lying
    Lone no parasol under slow
    And solitary suns

    And she is hungry
    She is hungry for you
    She is hungry for you
    With an appetite
    So generous
    She is hungry

    She is hungry
    For you

    Now

    Why no surrender
    To your lover?
    Or to the dead ends of the maze?
    With all your life yet to discover
    A black sail billows
    The sun
    Hits your blade

    And you are hungry
    you are hungry for you
    Only hungry
    Only hungry for you

    So take a look around
    And a little more...
    Who is this for?

    And what is this for... your appetite
    So dangerous?

    Your appetite...
    So dangerous...
    nowxisxforeveron November 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe original version posted was a transcription of the original recording before the album version was released. If you are looking for the official lyrics to the album version nowisxforever has posted what looks like it to me.
    YoungWithMoneyon April 15, 2012   Link

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