where does it hurt?
without fuss, set my finger there
to touch it touch it touch it touch it

93 pounds, fetish guilt
grip the swans neck
and twist it twist it twist it twist it

who there is, who is not bored by this fate?
discolored at the bite of a pear
cut love me
cut love me into your breast
crush a pastry into your breast

wipe your hole clean, lover's blood
to have learned nothing
stitch it stitch it stitch it stitch it
tell me you are bad, busy witch
passive as a toilet
eat it eat it eat it eat it

who there is, who is not bored but this flaw?
discolored by the bite of an ox
slit make me
slit make me into your breast
and crush an ashtray into your breast

oh Mouchette can you hear?
can you hear the axe fall?
Jesse, ah ah ah...
in lust you can hear the axe fall

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  • +1
    Song MeaningI don't think it's about an abusive relationship so much as it is about a relationship that centers on bondage and very, very kinky, violent sex.
    brezhnevvon August 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who allows themself to be abused and taken advantage of just to please their sadistic lover.

    The first stanza shows how he deliberately inflicts pain on her, but she still starves herself, ("93 pounds"), cuts herself and otherwise attempts to make herself more appealing and worthy of his love. Either that or he forces her to do these things and she complies in her desperate need to please him.

    The "pear" line could mean she gets sick ("discolored") from eating food - a result of starving herself. Pears also symbolize the womb in some cultures, so that could have something to do with it.

    He refers to her as "passive as a toilet", meaning she lets herself be shit all over, so to speak. It could also be pretty literal (evidenced by the next line), Xiu Xiu is no stranger to sexual deviancy.

    The "crush a pastry/ashtray into your breast" lines baffle me though.
    KaiteTheTaterFairyon June 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentDamn fine, if totally psychotic song.
    Some abusive lover who treats their other like crap, cutting her etc.
    nghon September 06, 2008   Link

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