"Who Will" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
Who will penetrate the tightening muscle
Who will cut across the thickening skin
Who will be the one to reach their hand in
And pull out the golden heart

Who will
Who will
Who will
Who will
Who will
Who will

From all the ashes
Of all the crashes

Who will
Be the one
Be the one

Who will lay me down in green pastures
and lead me from the burning sand.
Who will be the one to lay their cards down
and always hold the winning hand?

Who will
Who will
Who will
Be the one

From all the ashes
Of all the crashes

Who will
Be the one
Who will be the one
Who will be the one


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    General CommentThat is a quirky way to look at the song, rhimansworld. I know Patrick said that, but to me this song will always remind me of a lifelong struggle for finding your soul mate. It seems to me Patrick's singing with great pain and frustration. He is on knees trying to find out why all these people in his life weren't the one. All the people he loved broke his heart in some way and he's asking, "Who will be the one/From all the ashes/Of all the crashes'. He's tired of pouring his heart and soul for people who in turn break him down. I love this song because I've been asking myself this question lately, who will be the one? Who will be the fucking one lol. I'm tired and broken and this song is so painful to listen to but I love it. <3 ya Patrick!
    troblemson August 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful and touching, and also a bit sad, I think.
    ContraryMissMaryon April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI love this song...It means so much to me...But just a few corrections on the lyrics

    It's:
    Who will be the one to reach their hand in
    and pull out the golden heart?

    Then it's crashes, not crushes.

    The next verse is:
    Who will lay me down in green pastures
    and lead me from the burning sand.
    Who will be the one to lay their cards down
    and always hold the winning hand?

    arcanepurposeson May 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrom all the ashes of all the crashes, not just ohhhmmm haha :)

    This was written in honour of Patrick's great aunt, who was a nun. She never had sex and her ovaries stopped working, so she developed ovarian cancer and eventually died, a bit ironic!

    The first line is supposed to be as sexual as it sounds ;)
    rhimansworldon June 12, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationthis may or may not be what patrick meant for it to be, but i always take it as a song of appreciation to people like nurses, firefighters, and good hearted policemen.

    "who will penetrate the tightening mucle" makes me think of those nurses in the war who have to give shots or to screaming, tense soldiers. and "who will cut across the thickening skin" reminds me of the same situation, only surgical.

    that is just a short explanation of how i feel about it. who will be that person to endure the pain with you, who will pull you out of ashes.
    Geekellaon April 09, 2010   Link

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