Even though you're well intentioned
One or two or three things you mentioned
Leave a taste familiar to me so

Even with a slight sarcastic
A ripple in a voice elastic
I could crack the slightest code of woe

You look familiar, I know you
We've met before, is it not true?
I'm zero, don't waste words with me
Here's not the chamber for it

What do you mean?
Evil has never loved you
Evil has never loved you
Evil has never loved you as I do

What do you mean?
Nobody has ever loved you
Nobody has ever loved you
Nobody has ever loved you like I do

Find it at the further reaches
Smelling like a rose or peaches
Crippling the hardest pig nose shell
Find it when I look in your eyes
A little spark that would be kingsize
The mirror does no justice to your spell

You look familiar, I know you
We've met before, is it not true?
I'm zero, don't waste words with me
Here's not the chamber for it

What do you mean?
Evil has never loved you
Evil has never loved you
Evil has never loved you as I do

What do you mean?
Nobody has ever loved you
Nobody has ever loved you
Nobody has ever loved you like I do

What do you mean?
Evil had never loved you
Nobody has ever loved you
Evil had never loved you
Nobody has ever loved you
Evil had never loved you
Like I love you
Like I love you
Like I love you
Like I love you
Like I love you
Like I love you


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Evil Has Never (feat. Jenny Reeve) song meanings
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    General CommentI like this song very much. The words are pretty simple and "ordinary", but still I like the words also.
    psychocherryon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti can't get enough of this song right now. don't really get the lyrics though, can someone please elaborate a little?
    selfishisgorgeouson February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is addicting. I think there is an almost desperation in the lyrics - the person involved feels emotionally attached or is in denial?
    TameThisChaoson March 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgenius of a song, its quite simple but the meanings i think are hidden, i've seen in performed live afew times and it so full of soul.
    twistinginthewateron March 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I read they lyrics posted here and listen to the video directed by Joseph Briffa, it seems like there's an extra verse (the third one)...

    This song is very passionate when heard-- whether its over recording or live-- despite its simplicity in wording. Not to mention the catchy beat to the music and the catchy repetition-ess to the chorus.

    I believe the song is from the point of view of someone who is in love with a person who is in a very abusive relationship (and doesn't want to believe their relationship is such).

    In the first and second verses sound like the singer hears the victim’s sorrow and denial, and hears how the victim tries to protect their abuser and justify them. But the singer sees through it, and knows how much they suffer.

    In the next part that isn’t chorus (the 6th paragraph here), the song gets into metaphor mode, but once thought about makes some sense.

    "Find it in the further reaches, smelling like a rose or peaches, crippling the hardest pig nose shell" Could mean that what the singer sees, the sorrow and denial, is deeply hidden away but very strong to see when you know what and where to look (note-- peaches and roses have very distinct and strong scents, and when in too large of quantity are near-nauseating)

    “Find it when I look in your eyes, a little spark that would be king-size; the mirror does no justice to your spell” Could mean that the sadness from the abuse that the victim is in denial about is extremely great in their eyes, but only seems very small because they cover it almost too well. And now that the singer has realized just how great it is, they know that the way the victim looks on the outside is only a cover up, a “spell”, that doesn’t work well at all.

    When it comes to the first part of the chorus, “(What do you mean?) Evil has never loved you”, it sounds like the singer has finally confronted the victim about all of the abuse and the abuser, “Evil”, saying they never loved the victim. Then when they repeat the phrase for a third time, they follow up with “like I do”, hinting that the singer accidentally says how they feel about the person without realizing it.

    Then the second chorus part, “(What do you mean?) Nobody has ever loved you”, it sounds like the victim wants to know exactly what the singer meant, and the singer tells the victim that no one has ever loved them, not like how the singer loves the victim. The way the phrase repeats three times before they say “like I do” makes it sound like the singer didn’t really want to admit, even to themselves, just how they felt, but gave in and said it.

    Then in the 9th verse, the singer must see some of the person the victim use to be before this all started in the way the victim responds, but it seems like their humor doesn’t amuse the victim at all. It sounds like the victim doesn’t want to believe what the singer says and tells them to give up on what they’re saying, that it’s not the right time or place for it.

    Then the two parts of the chorus repeat, followed by a mixed together version of it. This sounds like the singer doesn’t give up, and probably won’t ever give up on making the victim understand.

    This is just what I get from listening to the song, looking through the lyrics, and watching the video. I’m not saying that this is what the writer of the song meant, but just that this is what I get from it.
    dancingkitsuneon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant dancingkitsune i think you've got it spot on. i never normally associate the narrative of a music video together with the song its made for as they often have two different meanings, but this one seems to go hand in hand with the song
    selfishisgorgeouson July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think that's perfect, dancingkitsune.
    Also I just want to point out, the kind of mentality that the victim has. At the beginning she says she's "zero," and to not waste words with her. I think this is important because that shows how bad her abuser is. He makes her feel like she's worthless. Like she's not even worthy of having a conversation with someone. Which I think is so sad.
    But its sweet how the singer won't give up on her.
    Great song. Extremely catchy.
    stagewhisperon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, also, do you think its relevant that the victim is changing the "evil" to "nobody" everytime? I think it shows her further refusal to believe that her abuser is hurting her. She refuses to refer to her abuser as "evil" to the singer, so she rephrases his statement but with "nobody". It seems like she's genuinely trying to understand the statement the singer is saying, but can't bring herself to call her abuser "evil." She probably believes that she really loves him, and doesn't want to hurt him.

    I thought that at the end, when he's saying "evil has never loved you" and she's saying "nobody has ever loved you"..etc. It feels like an argument. Like he's trying to make her see that her abuser doesn't love her, and she's trying to make a point, repeating what he says as if she means, "what do you mean by evil?"

    What do you think?
    stagewhisperon August 04, 2008   Link

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