We can fight our desires
But when we start making fires
We get ever so hot
Whether we like it or not
They say we can love who we trust
But what is love without lust?
Two hearts with accurate devotions
And what are feelings without emotions?

I'm going in for the kill
I'm doing it for a thrill
Oh I'm hoping you'll understand
And not let go of my hand
(x2)

I hang my hopes out on the line
Will they be ready for you in time
If you leave them out too long
They'll be withered by the sun
Full stops and exclamation marks
My words stumble before I start
How far can you send emotions?
Can this bridge cross the ocean?

I'm going in for the kill
I'm doing it for a thrill
Oh I'm hoping you'll understand
And not let go of my hand
(x2)

Let's go to war
To make peace
Let's be cold
To create heat
I hope in darkness
We can see
And you're not blinded by the light from me

I'm going in for the kill
I'm doing it for a thrill
Oh I'm hoping you'll understand
And not let go of my hand



Lyrics submitted by polkadot.peekaboo

"In for the Kill" as written by Eleanor Jackson Benedict Langmaid

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  • +4
    General Comment:"Jackson explained this '80s-derived song to Steve Harris of XFM radio: "It's about telling someone how you feel regardless of what you get back, and not waiting to find out if they want you or not." She added that when she wrote this, "I was quite in to someone in quite a deep and intense way and I went overseas (Paris) and told them I like them. It all fired back in my face but that's not the point you do it for yourself.""
    requiemfordanteon April 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:in a interview she said this song was about going to paris after her partner had broken up with her. she didn't state whether it was male or female though which would suggest more likely female. she then said the going in for the kill part was her goign to paris to find the person who broke her heart and how she felt about doing it. Also in the interview she said it ended up not working out....but she got a really good song out of it in my opinion lol
    aimee415on July 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:some of the lyrics are wrong here.
    "Two hours with accurate devotions" should be "two hearts.."
    and
    "Climb its way across the ocean" should be "Can this bridge cross the ocean?"
    tom_omgon February 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:On XFM she said: "[The song is] about telling someone how you feel regardless of what you get back, and not waiting to find out if they want you or not."
    LiamNCFCon May 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:totally cant stop singing this song!!!
    best lines:

    They say we can love who we trust
    But what is love without lust?
    Two hearts with accurate devotions.
    And what are feelings without emotions?

    BECAUSE ITS SOOO TRUE!!! :)
    this song came out at the right time because it like how i feel right now ;)
    akaputtputton June 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:AMAZING SONG. just can't put my finger on what it's about though...
    smokealarmon February 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this is my coming out song. I'm sure that's not what she meant it as but the chorus just fits exactly!
    the Skream remix of this is just amazing. and this is from someone who does not actually like dubstep.
    tom_omgon February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I had no idea what some of the lyrics were.
    But I thought they ought to be up for commenting, so i pasted over some of the cracks haha.
    I L.O.V.E this song.
    Her video is immensely sexy. I want that jacket. And hair.
    polkadot.peekabooon February 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is amazing and I agree tom_omg, the Skream remix is immense!
    I'm not entirely sure of the meaning, I need a while of thinking haha. But off the top of my head I'm getting that it may be about opening yourself up to someone and telling them the way you feel, even though you may not like the overall turnout, because you know it's something you have to do.

    "I'm going in for the kill
    I'm doing it for a thrill
    I'm hoping you'll understand
    And not let go of my hand".

    Seems to suggest that, not literally killing someone.
    But idk. :)
    MayaMooon March 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Some of the stuff up there doesn't make any sense, haha.

    I'd say she sings:

    "They say we can love who we trust
    But what is love without LUST?
    Two hearts with accurate devotions
    And what are feelings without emotions?"

    "I had my hopes OUT ON THE LINE
    Well they'll be ready for you in time
    If you leave them out too long
    They'll be withered by THE SUN"

    "How far can you send emotions?
    Can this bridge cross the ocean?"
    unshockableon March 13, 2009   Link

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