Come away
Come away with me,
You perfect, perfect shell
You nautilus, nautilus

I will treat you so well
I'll take you up from this hell
My gracious host,
you're my lover
won't you be my concubine?

The pleasure's all mine
Your pleasures are all mine
To twist and turn around
In figure eights and out of place
Refuse the bounty of his right for the hunger of his left hand

I'm the fervor of the fever you can't sweat
I'm the garments, stuck to your skin, drenched and dripping wet
I'm a spring of flowing fume and fret

A barren spring
Of fume and fret is coursing its' way through everything
Inside of me
And I know what won't ever sink
Will slowly swim
To the bottom

Just promise not to see me as I am (Or what I'll become)
A pestilential scab
The scarlet of sunburned skin
I will stick to you like a wet cloth (You just can't shed)
I will cling to you like a child to his mother's breast
You fertile crop,
I won't be shed.

I saw my shining shield and armor rust
I felt my posture bow and fall to dust
But all the vigils, and the stakes I claimed
Couldn't take the sting from out my shame
Couldn't take the color from the stain
That I became
The stain that I became

I'm the fervor of the fever you can't sweat
I'm the garments, stuck to your skin, drenched and dripping wet
I'm a spring of flowing fume and fret
I'm the melody stuck inside your head

What have I become?


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The Crop and the Pest song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a person who is a leech of sorts. A pest to a perfect crop. As he/she decays he/she attaches to someone who isn't and tries to take them down with them.


    "I will treat you so well
    I'll take you up from this hell
    My gracious host,
    you're my lover
    won't you be my concubine?

    The pleasure's all mine
    Your pleasures are all mine "

    It's a broken promise, a lie of sorts. Promises and the pretense of love blind her as she becomes nothing more than a concubine to him. He's using her, once again, like a pest eats away at a crop.
    candykaoson June 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI lovee this song and incase anyone was wondering, you can listen to it at:

    purevolume.com/…
    yeee_sonon July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the meaning of the song.
    Saosin777on July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrendan Brown said:

    "This is mostly about the realization of sin. It comes from the view point of this aforementioned sin. I pictured it as this really weak parasite clinging to its host, living in with fear with knowledge that once it is discovered it is no more than a scab to picked off."
    Revengaon August 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta nautilus is. .
    Nautilus (from Greek ναυτίλος, 'sailor') is the common name of any marine creatures of the cephalopod family Nautilidae, the sole family of the suborder Nautilina. It comprises six species in two genera, the type of which is the genus Nautilus. Though it more specifically refers to the species Nautilus pompilius, the name chambered nautilus is also used for any species of the Nautilidae.

    The nautilus is similar in general form to other cephalopods, with a prominent head and tentacles. Nautiluses typically have more tentacles than other cephalopods, up to ninety. These tentacles are arranged into two circles and, unlike the tentacles of other cephalopods, they have no suckers, are undifferentiated and retractable. The radula is wide and distinctively has nine teeth. There are two pairs of gills.

    its like a fish, octapus with no suckers, and a hermit crab in one thing. .i got that off wikipidea.

    Come away
    Come away with me,
    You perfect, perfect shell
    You nautilus, nautilus

    hense the shell line.
    gingerr.on August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with candykaos.. I believe this is based on a person who knows they're falling apart; being destroyed from within for whatever reason and they're lost, confused, and frantic to find someone to "attach" themselves to for further support, and to take down with them in their fall.

    In this, he compares himself to several very annoying and very stubborn "attachments" of sorts and seems to focus on clinging to the one perfect thing in his life and slowly taking them over and possessing them.
    shelbo_117on October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust wanted to help with the "you're my lover / won't you be my concubine?" line.
    By definition in the dictionary, a concubine is a girl that lives with a man that she isn't married to. He's asking her to move in with him.
    eyevan.vegaon January 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone care to help me with the right / left hand references? I'm trying to nail this song line by line.
    eyevan.vegaon January 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Revenga is more right on this one. If you really think about it, the words really fit taht description really well
    ohyea05on January 21, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI think this song is religious...

    p.s. There is no apostrophe in 'its' in the chorus.
    omygoton January 30, 2008   Link

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