though this is all you'll ever get
it would be a strange delite
no eyes no nose no mind
the grey light of Porto stay with you
oh how can you love a tiny bug impressed
by the night when you cut yourself?
save me save me
your body rotten as the last melon on the vine
pull your shirt down save me save me
press my thumb onto your tongue
hand a knife up to me
no mouth no neck no rest
the white poem of self hate stays with you
even though you know a chance to cut
is still a chance to cure
pull your legs apart
save me save me
your body doomed as the last apple on the tree
so let me hurt you.


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  • +2
    General CommentJamie Stewart Says

    "Talking about this song will reveal way too much about my love life. It's partially about my obsession with sex and this unhealthy feeling that it's what will make me whole. I need it too much. It's also about a person I have since fallen totally in love with, and who says things to me like, 'It's ok that we feel that way, sex just means more to us than it does to other people.' At the time the song was written we were not in a relationship but having crazy sex -- there was lots of blood. It's also about deep regret and that, sometimes, deep regret is hot."


    this is from stereogum.com/the-gum-drop/issues/2007/09/02-week/

    btw the new remix is awesome
    swedishwhat?on September 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a person who hates and self-injures them self. Somebody else takes advantage of this fact sexually.
    timothyrealon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite album on the new xiu xiu album!

    sounds like he's giving into temptation to have sex with a girl..very kinky rough sex..
    midwestproducton June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah uhh it's definetly not about "rough kinky sex" is all I can speak for.
    axemrangerson December 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen all i could understand was the save me save me and the desperation of his voice it was about needing someone to save you from yourself. I just saw the vidio on youtube and reread the lyrics, the vidio starts out with a small boy and an oldman with a gun, their is some uncomfortable sexual tension then the boy leaves, a stork picks up the old man and you see several elderly people being droped into a factory they are turned into babys and flown away in baskets. the old man at the begining fights the stork and the factoy braks down causing the babys to plumit to thir doom.
    it seems this song may be about an early molestation coming back when abuout to have sex with a much older man...(how can you love a tiny bug impressed) this line however with the withering death and sex brngs aids into view...
    kickme8xon February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay. so the self mutilation is obvious, but i think the song is more about the current obession with plastic surgery in society. i'm assuming he is referring to matmos' album "A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure", which is an album made largely of sounds sampled from liposuction and plastic surgery.

    "your body doomed as the last apple on the tree" meaning no matter what you do to yourself to make it better your going to die and your physical self will rot away like every other living thing.

    Jamie is the doctor, speaking to a patient "pull your shirt down" "hand a knife up to me" "so let me hurt you".

    i think the video also supports this: the elderly people being turned into babies at a factory. people trying to recapture their youth by going under the knife.

    "it would be a strange delite no eyes no nose no mind" referring to the mindset of someone who hates themselves so much they'd spend thousands on cutting their body apart. but where to draw the line? "no mouth no neck no rest" meaning it doesn't stop. the "white poem of self hate stays with you" so no matter what you "fix" next, your going to find something to be unhappy.

    i'm new to xiu xiu (last week, actually!), so maybe i'm missing something.

    i don't really see the rape and suicide. the self-hatred that is at the root of all these things, i do see, though.
    kittensincementon August 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh how can you love a tiny bug impressed
    by the night when you cut yourself?
    save me save me
    HWOntoFireon May 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWow.. I would totally have fallen for the plastic surgery interpretation.. but just what did 'Swedishwhat?' find.. Wonderfull..

    From the interview with Jamie:
    "..At the time the song was written we were not in a relationship but having crazy sex -- there was lots of blood. It's also about deep regret and that, sometimes, deep regret is hot."

    from the song:

    "it would be a strange delite
    no eyes no nose no mind"

    I still think the plastic surgery, as Kittensincement pointed out, is there, but it is made for the delight of being cut..

    "oh how can you love a tiny bug impressed
    by the night when you cut yourself?
    save me save me"

    The tiny bug understands your feeling of power when prove you can cut yourself.. how lovely is that..

    "your body rotten as the last melon on the vine
    pull your shirt down
    save me save me"

    Her "Body rotten" is her self hate, which Jamie wants his share of.. propably because he's so used to hating himself, that he needs to fortify the feeling not to feel out of place..

    "press my thumb onto your tongue"

    Make me make you feel like it's hard to breath and to swallow.. literally. some people do anything to feel, to feel anything at all..

    "the white poem of self hate stays with you
    even though you know a chance to cut
    is still a chance to cure
    pull your legs apart"

    if one hates himself for wanting to cut himself with a knife, he eventually becomes frustrated about hating something that hasn't happened, then nothing makes one more proud of himself than proving that it can actually be done..
    carrying ones self hate in proud scars of the body, may feel better than hating and fearing ones own mind.. "Pull your legs apart" is because she has found out that proving her selfhate gives her pleasure, and found out a new way of hating herself, that is, connecting the knifeplay and sex. the cycle strenghtens and may be dangerous.
    EuropeanJazzon January 04, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe last melon on the vine
    the last apple on the tree

    Suicide runs in jamie's family, and he's saying that he's the last person in the family and he feels doomed to end his life.
    "Your body doomed as the last apple on the tree"
    The family tree.
    GoodbyeBlueMondayyon July 20, 2006   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song sucks
    medicineon August 24, 2006   Link

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