My secret love
Keeps me awake at night
My secret love of the man
My secret fight

They put you down
They pushed your face down
They fucked you aver and around
You kissed the ground

Ooh raise me up
I forgot to dance your name
Ooh raise me up
I will never dance again

You're the one
I waited for your return
I slept with rocks
I slept with stones
Stone was my home

Energy
Life danced right out of me
When my father busted you free
He also killed me

Ooh raise me up
To dance upon your head
Ooh raise me up
To dance in the holes of your head

To dance in the cavities of
Your eyes



Lyrics submitted by Juanjo25


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    My Interpretation:to me the song is a story about rejection from people around someone because of who they might be and how ignorance and intolerance can cloud peoples vision of love. it's a very angry song with a tragic theme set to a very joyful backdrop.

    specifically i think it's a gay youth who is experiencing gay love but has to keep this side of himself secret fearing his family's rejection. his lover is not closeted and can be more open with his sexuality than he can yet is still victim to society's violent intolerance. this inspires the gay youth to be honest with his family about his homosexuality seeking protection, support and acceptance for his lover and himself but is unfortunately met with the same skewed views on homosexuality the rest of the world has and runs away, living on the streets sleeping where ever he can but very happy to be finally free and loved. his family begins to blame his lover for the youth's behavior and for leaving. so the angry father decides to avenge the shame brought on his family by killing who he believes to be the cause of his family's misfortune and his son's ruin in the process also ending his son's life though not physically but ending his possibilities to be happy, to love, to dance, to be with his family instead turning his life into bleak loneliness, bitterness and spite because now he can't be with the one he loves and has contempt for his father and his family.

    a sad recount of something a lot of runaway gay youths face.
    theothernewestoneon November 10, 2008   Link

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