COME ON

I read that book from back to front
It made a deep impression
Near 20000 pages, baby
And I hope for some direction
I stood before the mirror
And I stared at my reflection
I'd almost disappeared
And I made no impression
I went down to my baby's house
And I sat down on the step
Said 2,000 years of Christian history, baby
And you ain't learned to love me yet?
My baby looked me in the eye
My nails were bitten to the quick
She said you used to love me all night long
But you've gotten so thin and sick
Gonna send you a love bomb
I'm gonna send you a love bomb

I read that book from back to front
Yea, looking for some inspiration
I been listening to the radio
Trying to find some self-expression
I been listening to the Woman's Hour
I been listening to Gardener's Question Time
But everything I try to grow
I can't even grow a dandelion
Yea I been watching the MTV
And I been watching the BBC
Yea I been searching on the internet
I'm gettin' so thin and sick
I'm gonna send you a love bomb
I'm gonna send you a love bomb
Love bomb

I went down to my baby's house
I sat down on the step
Yea I went down to my baby's house
And I lay down on the step
She said what are you doing here?
I said I been tryin' to make some sense
But every action that I take
Is of absolutely no fucking consequence
My baby said she can't see that
She reached down with her fingers
Her fingers went right through me
I screamed my head off
I was so thin and sick
Gonna send you a love bomb
Gonna send you a love bomb


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    General Comment*jaw drops* amazing. perfection.
    smallwonderroboton April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgreed, this one is amazing and beside great music lyrics are fantastic. To me it sounds like it is about agony of unreturned love and about hopeless feeling when we cant make an immpression no matter how much we tried. No clue what Christian history part means, ideas?
    Bulaon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, Jesus taught about love etc...

    "Said 2,000 years of Christian history, baby
    And you ain't learned to love me yet?"

    It's like: so long and so much they talk about love, and there still so much of it lacking...

    Great lyrics.
    Mlody-xxlon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd I believe it's not only about unreturned love, but general lack of meaning and hope in life...

    "But every action that I take
    Is of absolutely no fucking consequence"

    And different ways to make some impression or consequence, which fail... Then your final hope is love, which may come to you accidentaly, without your activity. And when it fails, it's like someone gave you a bomb in a present box with a tape...
    Mlody-xxlon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhile I'm not denying your more general interp, those lines about "every action that I take / is of absolutely no fucking consequence"... man, that's exactly how you feel in unrequited love.

    This isn't just about not getting laid (see No Pussy Blues), it's the frustration and anger and insecurity and weight of "2000 years of Christian history, baby," when nothing makes sense, everything's wrong, you feel sick, things are not how they should be. Even though you're depressed or sad a lot, there are moments of frustration and anger about having to hold in your love (a love bomb).

    Simply, this is a man in love (deeply) with a woman, but she says no. It shows up all over the Grinderman album, and that makes this the perfect closing song.
    smallwonderroboton October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like someone doesn't love Jesus (thin, sick and despaired Jesus) back. Her disbelief appears to be manifested with her fingers that goes right through his body. He "almost disappears", maybe from feeling (additionally) meaningless.
    On this basic story lies a lot of love, belief and disapoinment related matters, that this song deals with.
    mote71on September 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't know how I forgot the "Love Bomb" part. Could be the revange of a frustrated messiah or the revange of his former believers. I haven't got that part yet.
    mote71on September 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about negative thinking and lack of self-love. He is so much into it that he can't get out. He expects help and love from other sources but he can't receive it. So he goes in circles and it gets only worse.

    Love bomb = To ask too much love from others that you can't give to yourself and thereby creating problems in relationships

    or/and

    love is the only thing that means something to him and he gives plenty of love that has nothing to do with love in a balanced relationship. He has to care for himself as well.
    Schnödelon March 01, 2014   Link

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