Spare me the suspense
Spare me the suspense
I got no currency, but I'm heaven-sent

So spare me the suspense
Just spare me the suspense

Hey, lady wraith
Oh, I so hope you try
You're late, babe you know it's your time

I won't let you sit by
So cold in the pitch night
Alone you can't make amends

No, I won't let you sit by
So cold in the pitch night
We should dance like two fucking twins
Just spare me the suspense

There are seven ancient pawnshops along the road
I know seven aching daddies you may want to know

Oooohhh, right on

Hey, lady wraith
Oh baby I can't deny
I got a taste, a taste, a taste and it's time

But I won’t let you sit by
So cold in the pitch night
Alone you can’t make amends

No, I won’t let you sit by
So cold in the pitch night
It’s enough with this fucking incense
Just spare me the suspense

There are seven ancient pawn shops along the road
Oh I know seven aging daddies you may want to know

When you played your heart out
You made me turn around

Oooohhh, right on

Wait, oh you froze in the night
You're late, there's a hole in the sky
No haste, no lesson, no lie
Got a taste that I can't deny

(Spare me the suspense)

And you wait till you know that it's time,
You wait till you know that it's time
You wait till you know that it's time
You wait till you know that it's time
You say to me, set black fires, do you know?
You say to me, set black fires


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  • +2
    General Commentbtw when paul goes "ooooh right on" my girl parts tingle. and the chorus is so hateful and passionate, definitely not typical interpol. they usuallly tend to be pretty detached but there is really a sense of rage in this. i love it.

    his singing has improved so much. rehab did him good
    ZombieStaron June 22, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti dont know if this is right but to me this song says that hes sick of his significant others BS
    there is other versions that say instead of alone in the pitch night its supposed to be so call in the kids night thats why he says we should dance like some fuckin twins and on a few other websites those are the lyrics they use but yea based on those lyrics hes basically sayin his sick of her childish games she can make amends on her own and spare him the suspense of filling him on what shes pissed about now


    now if the lyrics are so cold in the pitch night i think hes basically saying lets call a spade a spade spare him the suspense because they are both the same and shes tryin to bullshit a bullshitter
    "got a taste that i cant deny" hes done wateva shes done too
    "we should dance like to fuckin twins" Twins meaning their identical
    "spare me the suspense" again saying no need for her to hold out he already knows cuz hes done the same
    "I wont let u sit by so cold in the pitch night alone u cant make amends" shes in the dark thinking shes the only one and he saying u cant figure it out on ur own cuz u don realize im the same

    my first lyric meaning review so i can be TOTALLY wrong but thats my 2 cents and hey tell me wat u think
    sMokeNmiRrorson March 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about going to a strip club or something, secretively and being ashamed of it, but wanting to fulfil a lust and quickly, impatiently - 'spare me the suspense' and 'enough with this fucking insense' make me think of someone teasing but the narrator just wants to satisfy his urge immediately.
    Testing 1,2,3on October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentohhh..this song is amazingggg..
    SlanginDandyon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this for the first time @ BDO in ATl, its absolutely amazing, super incredible, interpol seems the grown quite a bit throughout the years. I cannot wait for the 10th of july
    mikeyhelikesiton June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit should be

    "Hey lady, wait
    I so hope you try
    You’re late, baby know it's your time"
    ZombieStaron June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think these lyrics are wrong after listening to the album with headphones.. I think these are closer.

    Spare me the suspense
    Spare me the suspense
    I got no currency, but I'm heaven sent

    So spare me the suspense
    Just spare me the suspense

    Hey lady wait, oh, I so hope you try
    You're late, babe you know it's your time

    And I won't let you sit by
    So cold in the pitch
    Night, alone
    You can't make amends

    No I won't let you sit by
    So cold in the pitch
    Now we should dance like two fucking twins
    Just spare me the suspense

    There are seven ancient pawn shops along the road
    And the seven aching daddies you may want to know

    Oooh, right on

    Hey lady rain, oh baby I can't deny
    I got a taste, a taste, a taste and it's time

    But I won’t let you sit by
    So cold in the pitch
    Night, alone
    You can’t make amends

    No, I won’t let you sit by
    So cold in the pitch
    Now it’s enough with this fucking incense
    Just spare me the suspense

    There are seven ancient pawn shops along the road
    Oh I know seven aging daddies you may want to know

    When you played your heart out
    It made me turn around

    Oooh, right on

    Wait, and you froze in the night
    You're late, there's a hole in the sky
    No haste, no lesson, no lie
    Got a taste that I can't deny
    ZombieStaron June 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song used to be called Pawn Shop.
    i love it, whatever it's called.
    ahh_eloquenceon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else think it's interesting that this is the only song (that I've heard anyway) that Paul swears in? He must be really mad. Brilliant song.
    smuffyon July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNah, it's not the first song. "Bitch slap Maybelline" is one example. This song doesn't capture me right away...perhaps it needs more time.
    SMSon July 11, 2007   Link

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