"Between My Legs" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
You can go out dancing
And I'll write about you, dancing without you
And I'll shed a tear between my legs

When you were here, I missed you
Now that you're away, I'm out there without you
And I shed a tear between my legs

Though we live in the same city
You live in another state far away from me and all of my unfaded charms
But when the rocket ships all fall, and the bridges - they all buckle
And everybody's packing up their station wagons
There's a number you can call, like a breast that you can suckle
And we quietly will exit as it all is happening

Again, I'm afraid of one thing
Will I walk away from love knowing nothing, wearing my heart between my legs?
But when I know you're naked, lying on the bed while I'm at the piano
All I can say is I can't fake it

When the rocket ships all fall, and the bridges - they all buckle
And everybody's packing up their station wagons
There's a number you can call, like a breast that you can suckle
And we quietly will exit as it all is happening again
'Cause there's a river running underground, underneath the town towards the sea
That only I know all about
On which from this city we can flee
('Cause there's a river running underground, underneath the town towards the sea
That only I know all about
On which from this city we can flee)
On which from this city we can flee
(We can flee)


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"Between My Legs" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General CommentI hope I'm not the only one who noticed the subtle tribute to "The Phantom of the Opera" at the end of this song. I almost laughed out loud when I heard it.
    awickedparadiseon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Really catchy, but kind of hard to keep up with at the same time. So far, it's my favorite from RW's latest, but I have yet to truly figure out the lyrics ...
    GimmeAJeepon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about lust. He says

    'Now that you're away, I'm out there without you
    And I shed a tear between my legs'

    I took that to mean that he's sad the other person is not there but he's only sad between his legs...not in his heart. And later he says:

    'I'm afraid of one thing,
    Will I walk away from love knowing nothing, wearing my heart between my legs?'

    He's afraid he'll never find real love and that his relationships are only going to be based on lust.

    Also : "Though we live in the same city,
    You live in another state far away from me "

    They are physically close but they're not really there for each other.

    One of my favorite tracks off the new cd!
    mandibgoodon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sooooo much better live!
    I was hoping he'd release it, but was disappointed because it didn't sound as funky as it did when it was live.
    feel me loudon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought the voice at the end of the song was Neil Tennent. It is actually Sian Phillips, but it has a definite Pet Shop Boys feel
    fakethulceon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI also loved the Phantom tribute! I literally laughed out loud in my car when it came on.
    SoonerEmilyon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the honesty of lust. Shedding a tear is a visceral thing to do - and he's shedding it between his legs (I'll pass the obvious semen observation).

    But when I know you're naked, lying on the bed while I'm at the piano
    All I can say is I can't fake it

    -- It's all there. They can turn to each other for one thing only, but it's something real. In my book, that's the purest form of relationships.
    floodlineon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought the voice was neil tennent as well. this is such a good song! super catchy, and i love the lyrics. anyway, i just read a bulletin posted by those operating rufus's official myspace. anyone who has tickets to one of his concerts this summer can try out and record himself/herself (youtube) doing the spoken word part of this song and then later perform it onstage.
    rembuckon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat i get from this song is that he is
    trying to understand someone
    and wants the old them back
    and that maybe someday "when the rocket ships all fall, and the bridges, they all buckle
    And everybody's packing up their station wagons"

    and that maybe he is new at love but cant deny it
    and wants it, and maybe people were judging them and thats why he wants to leave with that person
    RufusLOVER.on April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw a video on youtube where Jake Gyllenhaal did the spoken word part of this song at one of his concerts... boy do I wish I was at THAT show!
    fortunateizzion January 05, 2009   Link

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