Polar Nettles
He takes his dinner in the bath
Love sickened and infirmed
The orderly found him there
Flayed on the marble stairs
Hat still in hand his smoking remains
Blown out by a kiss from Nurse someday soon
Someday soon
Someday soon
Some way soon

Some, some, some

His eyes are closed
he mouths her name
the rosary her lips and tongue
she is the centrifuge that throws
the spires from the sun
the Sistine Chapel painted with the Gatling gun
Someday soon
Someday soon
Someday soon

Someday soon
Someday soon

Polar nettles set on him
Move like starlings up a cliff
And tenor of a foggy touch
the force field around their frosty hairs
whose shape recalls the wicked spade
that buried him but on his lips
and last rites of Nurse
someday soon


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    Lyric CorrectionThe correct lyrics are as follows:

    He takes his dinner in the bed,
    Love sickened and infirmed.
    The orderly found him there,
    Filleted on the marble stairs.
    Hat still in hand, his smokin' remains
    Blown out by a kiss from Nurse "Some Day Soon"
    Someday soon
    Someday soon
    Someday soon

    Some day
    Some day
    Some day...

    His eyes are closed, he mouths her name
    The rosary: her lips and tongue.
    She is the centrifuge that throws the spires from the sun;
    The Sisteen Chapel, painted with a gattling gun!
    Some day soon,
    Some day soon,
    Some day soon...

    Some day soon,
    Some day soon....

    Polar nettles set on end,
    Move like starlings up a cliff -
    Antennae of her foggy touch,
    The force-field 'round her frosty hips,
    Whose shape recalls the wicked spade,
    That buried him but on his lips:
    The last rites of Nurse "Some Day Soon".
    Lerxston October 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHow has nobody commented on this? Great lyrics! Not entirely sure the ones above are 100% correct, but great lyrics nonetheless!
    batman06on October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSince no one has tried to explain this, I'll give my interpretation =)

    A priest is madly in love with a woman (the nurse), but the nurse decides to kill him (with the most dramatic of methods, a Gatling gun...) and bury his body (the last verse).

    This is just one way to think about it, of course.
    larastoneon December 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningShe says in one of her live performances, "the one about a dude in love with a phantom nurse . . . this unrequited love."

    Per Wikipedia a nettle is a plant that has many hollow stinging hairs called trichomes on its leaves and stems, which act like hypodermic needles that inject histamine and other chemicals that produce a stinging sensation when contacted by humans and other animals. The plant has been known to kill, including horses and at least one person.

    Her imagery is amazing. Quite the wordsmith.
    j_dubon January 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIn this interview with Neko, she talks about robins recorded during Polar Nettles at the start of the solo! youtube.com/…

    It doesn't come out very well in the YouTube video's sound though.
    elwyn5150on November 25, 2012   Link

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