"The Marriage" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
At the foot of a forest of dark hair
Is a door there, and here comes the key
As the grammar of one finger
Forms a language
Of this ecstasy

Where the back of her neck
Meets the back of her leg
Meets the back of her head
Meets the back of her breast

Falling further into marriage
This love would need not shout its name
And as the missile learns its target
Where sediments should stay

As the back of your head
Meets the back of my leg
Meets the back of my head
Meets the back of your breast
Meets the back of our legs
Meets the back of our necks
Meets the back
The back and beyond

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    General Commentthis song is beautiful. Patrick can perfectly explain romance without cliches. I think that this song is about Patrick's lost love. He says that he has never got over the girl that he loved at the age of fifteen and bases a lot of his songs on her. I suspect this song was written almost as what could have been if the relationship continued.
    tothelighthouseon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this I though it was a song about a sexual relationship but then again I was only listening to the chorus.
    Sounds lovely anyways !
    LuluLovesYouMoreon June 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti just heard this: it is wonderful! so sweet and excellently programmed~
    slinkstersarson July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think there can be any doubt that this song is about sex, or at least using sex as a metaphor, perhaps for the love he felt when he was 15.
    Gorgeous song anyho, one of my favourites!
    Turn-it-upon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is phenomenal live, when he changes the arrangement to piano and violin. it's one of the best things i've ever witnessed.
    i lovelovelove the recorded version as well. i like the using sex as a metaphor thing that was mentioned, i agree witht that.
    lifemusicloveon May 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReally sexual, yes. Door, key, anyone? Freud is calling!
    missmeon June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song is overtly sexual, but its done in a beautiful way. Its the 'marriage' of two people becoming one, I suppose.
    psykoangelon July 31, 2009   Link

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