Just give me a second darling
To clear my head
Just put down those scissors baby, on this single bed
The sand in the hourglass is running low
I came through thunder, the cold wind
The rain and the snow
To find you awake by your windowsill
A sight for sore eyes and a view to kill

I broke down in horror at you standing there
The glow from the moon
Shone through cracks in your hair.
I shouted with passion,
"I love you so much"
But feeling my skin, it was cold to the touch.
You whispered "where are you?"
I questioned your doubt
But soon realised, you were talking to God now

You've got blood on your hands
And I know it's mine
I just need more time
So get off your low and let's dance like we used to
But there's a light in the distance
Waiting for me, I will wait for you
So get off your low and let's kiss like we used to

I looked in the mirror
But something was wrong.
I saw you behind but my reflection was gone.
There was smoke in the fireplace
As white as the snow.
A voice beckoned gently
'Now it’s time to go'
A requiem played as you begged for forgiveness
"Don’t touch me!" I screamed
"I've got unfinished business"

You've got blood on your hands
And I know it's mine
I just need more time
So get off your low and let's dance like we used to
But there's a light in the distance
Waiting for me, I will wait for you
So get off your low, and let's kiss like we used to


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  • +8
    General CommentI read in an interview that was about a couple rowing.
    The woman picked up a pair of scissors and stabbed her lover.

    He came back as a ghost to haunt her but realised he was still in love with her and just wanted to forget that she had murdered him, and to be with here again.
    miss_motoon July 30, 2008   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaningmiss moto is right on. She killed him, he is a ghost now and still wants to be with her even though she murdered him. Love the good, sick stuff like this.
    ZombieBasheron January 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.

    I presume it's about not wanting to die.
    Mr_Gazon July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone seen the programme being human? (UK people only, methink.) for those who have, it reminds me of the whole Annie and Owen thing, as, though it took a while for Annie to find out Owen killed her, it still took her ages before she got over him and she still loved him. she had 'unfinished business'. i can just relate the two so well.
    It's a brilliant song, definitely one of my favourites - so dark and brilliant!
    N/U/T/T/Y/?on March 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so sad and gets more epic every time i hear it

    agreed about the 'Being Human' thing, rmeinded me of that too
    dustisprettyon July 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song is about giving a farewell gesture to console the one he loved.Even though he is dead, he wants to spend one more moment with her, to consolidate her, and relive what they had in the past. His unfinished business was about not yet giving a good farewell to his beloved.Moreover, his spirit can't quite move-on since he hasn't completed his farewell even though "there's a light in the distance" waiting for him.
    poetman08on August 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThe songs to me seems as metaphor for a bad realtionship that ended. Death in the song represents his broken heart, and unfinshed business is the fact that he cant accept the relationship is over without knowing a reason. He feels like she killed him. Although the song can be taken literally as well...LOL. Good song all together.. anyways.... Yeah.
    zojunioron August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts kind of like "You have killed me" by Morrisey, just wrapped in a need little Allegory.
    Hindenpeteron November 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion" a sight for sore eyes and a view to kill "

    that just gives me the chills > 3<
    love this song ~ <333
    overcuteon April 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've only just recently come across this song and I can't stop listening to it, I find it so haunting. Just to add my two pence's worth I think that at first he doesn't realise that he's dead. He knows he's been hurt by her with the scissors and the blood on her hands etc. but the line "I looked in the mirror
    But something was wrong. I saw you behind but my reflection was gone" seems to imply that his being dead was not an immediate realisation. That or he can't accept that he's dead but I think it's more the former from the lyrics

    Either way Miss Moto is spot on with the explanation she shared and this is an awesome song.
    evilshmeeon October 20, 2010   Link

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