she swears she fell from heaven
a short fall from holy hands
and the sun forsakes the sky just to lay
upon her golden strands
she wants to touch the fire
she wants to hold it in her hands
she wants to catch the lightning bolts
and glow without their reprimands

but underneath her pillowcase
is where she keeps the razorblades
for the next person that falls asleep
and underneath her staircase
is where she lays the handgrenades
for the next person that tries to leave

kick and scream, don't let her take me
sleep and dream, it's all the same
don't let me miss the signs that lead me out
tonight i fall down

cos underneath her pillowcase
is where she keeps the razorblades
for the next time that i fall asleep
and underneath her staircase
is where she lays the handgrenades
for the next time that i try to leave

oh i try to leave
yes i try to leave
leave her

she swears she fell from heaven
a short fall from holy hands
and the sun forsakes the sky just to lay
upon her golden strands


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Razorblades and Handgrenades song meanings
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    My Interpretationshe swears she fell from heaven
    a short fall from holy hands
    and the sun forsakes the sky just to lay
    upon her golden strands
    she wants to touch the fire
    she wants to hold it in her hands
    she wants to catch the lightning bolts
    and glow without their reprimands

    The falling from Heaven thing, I think, stands for a relationship, or multiple relationships, that got ended after she'd been let down or betrayed by the other. With the sun forsaking the sky, he probably tries to portray her beauty. The next few lines show a (maybe too) strong ambition this girl has, which the narrator seems to admire.

    but underneath her pillowcase
    is where she keeps the razorblades
    for the next person that falls asleep
    and underneath her staircase
    is where she lays the handgrenades
    for the next person that tries to leave

    In this verse it turns out she's a bitter (or "harmed") soul. The razorblades and hand grenades can be interpreted in two ways: the first being a longing for revenge. The other one, more likely considering the last line "for the next person that tries to leave" is that she put those traps there out of fear. Scared of being left by someone she held dear, once again.

    The narrator might already be in a relationship with the girl at this point, not realizing he's that next person.

    kick and scream, don't let her take me
    sleep and dream, it's all the same
    don't let me miss the signs that lead me out
    tonight i fall down

    Here he pretty much realizes he's that person. This verse is the most confusing one, because everything suggests that she is revengeful, while that really doesn't make sense to me. However, "don't let me take her", can also be explained differently. Now that he's in a relationship with this harmed person he realizes he'd underestimated how her past had affected her mental condition, or it would affect their relationship and him. All of a sudden he isn't so sure anymore if he can deal with this relationship, and he feels like he should get out of it. He doesn't want to stay with her because he's afraid of what the relationship might do with him, but he's also afraid to leave her, because of what she might do to him. Then the chorus follows and "the next person" is replaced by "I", which is confirming the above.

    oh i try to leave
    yes i try to leave
    leave her

    Seems like the fear of what she might do to him/herself if he'd leave has won, and he stays, though in conflict with himself.

    Then there's a bit repetition, seemingly for the sake of the song's flow.
    xCamisadoon June 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat!? No one has commented this one yet!?

    I think this song's saying that this girl acts like she's an angel, but secretly, she's kind of the exact opposite. And I think she might be insecure.

    Josiah Leming confuses me, but I love his music nonetheless. LOL
    lauralunaticon February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought it was about a troubled girl who, on the outside, acted as if she was perfect, but underneath, was depressed and wanted to hurt herself.

    Now that I'm really seeing the lyrics...she seems a lot more dangerous than that...
    "Razorblades...for the next person that falls asleep"
    It's very creepy now.
    Mickeyjr3000on February 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok firstly i ♥ josiah's voice but ok what i get from the song...
    i think its about a really pretty girl
    "she swears she fell from heaven
    a short fall from holy hands
    and the sun forsakes the sky just to lay
    upon her golden strands"

    but the pretty girl has been with many guys and they leave her..and so the razorblades and the handgrenades are just 2 stand 4 that she is sick of people leaving her and so she wants some sort of revenge..not necesssily to kill them..

    but then the 2nd time there is the chorus "i" replaces "the next person" meaning the narrator of the song is with the pretty kinda psycho girl and then it says
    "oh i try to leave
    yes i try to leave
    leave her"
    so he wants out but he doesnt want to hurt her and he doesnt want 2 get hurt himself

    i dunno but thats what i got from it :] lol
    murphymikelon February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe myth of Calypso (and Circe, to an extent) was the first thing to come to my mind when I heard this song.
    Amarilison October 05, 2015   Link

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