She puts on a pretty dress
And wears it all over town
All over town
Says, "I can give you what you want
Escape from the pain
My bed's already made."

Well, I was searching for something
But didn't know what
And I found a whore
On the corner of her street
She wrapped her arms around me
And she kissed me on the mouth
Said, "There's more where that came from
Oh, baby, there's more."

Like a lamb to the slaughter
I followed her home
Into bed with a stranger
No one has to know

She puts on a pretty dress
And wears it all over town
All over town
Says, "I can give you what you want
Escape from the pain
Nobody has to know."
Stay away! Stay away!
She wants your soul
She'll take your life
Stay away! Stay away!
It's all secret love
And the fastest way to loneliness

I can't get enough
But my soul is rotting
What have I become?
I can hear their screams so clearly now

With a shake of my face
I awoke and saw my fate
All alone in the darkness
Chained to the devil's gate

She puts on a pretty dress
And wears it all over town
All over town
Says, "I can give you what you want
Escape from the pain
Nobody has to know."
Stay away! Stay away!
She wants your soul
She'll take your life
Stay away! Stay away!
It's all secret love
And the fastest way to loneliness

I hear the beautiful voice of wisdom
Joined by angels, she sings
Well, her words are sweet like honey
And sour to my stomach
She says, "Get on your feet
Come dine with me in heavenly places
Where you can hear the angels sing."

She puts on a pretty dress
And wears it all over town
All over town
Says, "I can give you what you want
Escape from the pain
Nobody has to know."
Stay away! Stay away!
She wants your soul
She'll take your life
Stay away! Stay away!
It's all secret love
And a slippery road to hell


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Secret Love and the Fastest Way to Loneliness song meanings
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    General Commenthe's using sex as a realese.
    a hooker to be quite frank.
    it's pretty much laid out there for you.
    i saw this song live.
    and the lead singer is absoloutly beautiful.
    CorrespondingShapeson September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow.
    this is an awesome song.

    the new album is amazing.
    leftsidestrongsideon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. the whole album is.

    i saw the point of this song as having sex with a hooker is just a quick fix, it won't solve your problems.
    rajincajunfireon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere is my translation to the song:

    Example: Adam & Eve with the forbidden fruit.
    They were told not to eat it.
    It was nice looking.
    They were hungry.
    Made their mouths water.
    The serpent said it would be fine if they ate it.
    So they went against what God had told them.
    And then they ate it.
    BAM.
    They’ve done wrong.
    Then they’re sorry.

    This song, to me, is about being blindly deceived by the devil.
    The devil can transform and manipulate itself into beauty to get you to sin.

    “And I found a whore on the corner of her street
    She wrapped her arms around me and she kissed me on the mouth
    Said, "There's more where that came from. Oh, baby, there's more.”

    This whore…or the devil is beautiful and provocative.
    Which the result is getting the guy to want her and give in.

    In the song, I think the girl who wears her pretty dress offers and tricks the guy to fall "in love" with her.
    Along with the bargain of her saying no one has to know of this sin.

    “She puts on a pretty dress and wears it all over town
    All over town
    Says, "I can give you what you want: escape from the pain. Nobody has to know.”

    In the end, she wins because he fell into temptation and gave in.
    He later finds out that he can’t keep his sins from God.
    And he realizes that the girl is not loyal because of her earlier victims, meaning he wasn’t the only one.

    “I can't get enough but my soul is rotting
    What have I become?
    I can hear the screams of her earlier victims so clearly now
    With a shake of my face, I awoke and saw my fate
    All alone in the darkness, chained to the devil's gate”

    The end result:
    Beauty is temptation.
    nfornicoleyon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow i love this song:D
    it makes me smileeeeee:)
    i love this providence!
    ♥ ♥ ♥
    tacademyis123on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthahaha yes, dan (the lead singer) is beautiful.

    nfornicoley basically laid the meaning out for you...
    fueledbyramenaddicton April 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is about the honey-tongued temptress of Proverbs 7.
    biblegateway.com/passage/
    I love their modern interpretation and it still maintains the same message that what seduces us most easily may eventually lead to our destruction.
    briehumson May 24, 2011   Link

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