If you want me
To stay an angel
Then turn your eyes
Ignorance is sitting
Across the room

You said
That I never
Did my time
Or paid my dues
So let me
Do my job

Blood like dirt
Stains just like
An honest day’s work
And I’m so dirty
Not even hellfire
Can clean me now

Tears and diamonds
Don’t mix honey
So put your
Bleeding heart down
Sometimes death
Is the best master
A man can have

Tell me
Where were
Your morals
When I came home
With a check
To splendor
Written in red

I brought us
Straight to hell
And this is how
You repay me

We’ll laugh and live again
Just chase the conscience
From your mind
I am not one
Force conviction’s hand
But I will tolerate
This purity
No more

I’m gone babe
So please never
Turn your back

Lyrics submitted by DJ LM

Roi Fainéant song meanings
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    General CommentLiterally, the song is about the reaction of a criminal when their significant other finds out about what they really do for a living. Although the speaker knows that their lover's surprise is perfectly understandable, they are insulted to the point of threatening the life of companion.

    Symbolically it could reference how we sometimes convince ourselves to feel as if we are strangers in our own homes then take out that false sense paranoia on those we supposedly love.
    DJ LMon July 24, 2008   Link

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