Oh babe
The intoxication
Is gone
We got
Morals
But there’s no consolation
Where we go
We got
Car crash
Contemplations
And that’s wrong
We got
Wrought iron
Aggravations

In this home
We’re lovers in captivity
Yes I have her and she has me
Won’t you like to come and see the place that we call home?
We’re lovers in captivity
We’re dying from eternity
Hurry up to come and see the lovely couple moan.

Do you remember when?
Our sweet
Desperation
Was strong
There were hours of
Pure sin
Operation
Uh hu
We never had
Much luck
With all the conversation
Uh uh.
But girl now,
Think it’s time
We talk emancipation
From this home

We’re lovers in captivity
We’re dying from eternity
Won’t you like to come and see the place that we call home?
We’re lovers in captivity
We’re comfortable with enmity
Hurry up to come and see the lovely couple moan
We’re lovers in captivity
Yes I have her and she has me
Wont you like to come and see our model bungalow.
We’re lovers in captivity
We’re dying from eternity
Bring your kids to come and see
This lovely couple moan

Well, it’s been fun
Hahaha
I’m only laughing cause I’m nervous
But I do have to say this
Ahem
Bye baby bye bye
I’m going free
Bye baby bye bye
Love has got to be free
Bye baby bye bye
I’m going free
Bye baby bye bye
Love has got to be free
Bye baby bye bye
I’m going free
Bye baby bye bye
Love has got to be free
Bye baby bye bye
I’m going free
Bye baby bye bye
Love has got to be free

Just called to say
Just called to say
Love you for the rest of my life
It’s cold in space
So won’t you stay?
I’ll always be a lover in captivity.



Lyrics submitted by Louiethecheese, edited by madscience84

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    General Commentbrady Corbet in the video= yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Specailly in those panty hose :P
    mostexellenton April 23, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationBeautiful video. It really adds to the song's meaning.

    He has been with a woman so long that having sex with her is basically masturbation. They have become so familiar that the excitement is gone. They are captive in their cage (place that we call home). He feels like such a stereotypical example of a couple that he might as well be a zoo exhibit representing a monogamous pair.

    They're comfortable with enmity like only long term partners can be, irritated by the very presence of the other one but still dependent on it. He longs for what they used to have, the love that is pure, delicious sin but admits that they were never very good at communicating.

    He tells her that the spark is gone and that he wants out. He even refers to suicide as an option for escaping the relationship and seems to break up with his partner towards the end of the song.

    However, the last turn of the song rings nostalgic. He calls up his ex and tells her that he will always love her and that the loss of intimacy is hard (it's cold in space).

    When he says "I'll always be a lover in captivity" he might mean that part of him will always be with her.

    If you want to take a broader view, he might be referring to his love/hate relationship with intimacy and monogamy. That the trade off between the warmth of a real and long relationship will always be juxtaposed with the tedium of consistency.

    P.S. On a personal note, I recommend that he finds a woman he likes and gets creative. That way he can have a little bit of sin and some warmth to go with it.
    madscience84on November 20, 2013   Link

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