Oh, I remember that I met her one dark night on Torrens Street
I told her she was beautiful; she said, "I think you're sweet"
We drank some whisky and Coke and we danced away till three
But it all went wrong when I asked her, "Will you come home with me?"

Were my motives insincere?
Is my conscience unclear?
Won't you take my hand, my dear?
Show me the way out of here

Among the smoke we move as one, becoming something else
We're dazzled by this decadence; in monochrome we dwell
Another night of tragedy: I'll try to make amends
Now the monsters under my bed have become my only friends

Were my motives insincere?
Is my conscience unclear?
Won't you take my hand, my dear?
Show me the way out of here
Show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way

The children of the night come out to play on Torrens Street
With eyeliner and pink champagne and fake blood on their teeth
See them shake to their foundation, cast an evil eye on me
In the shadow of the Angel in the dark on Torrens Street

Were my motives insincere?
Is my conscience unclear?
Won't you take my hand, my dear?
Show me the way out of here


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Ballad of Torrens Street song meanings
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    General CommentI always guessed it was about the singer 'putting the moves on' some fine young lady at some kind of gothic social gathering and then getting knocked back
    devotionon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was just about to agree with the last comment, and then I realised it was me, two years ago!!!
    devotionon June 08, 2008   Link

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