Coquet coquette, you know I won't forget
How you kissed me strange to prove you were mythical
My coquet, you used my voice as your earthly vehicle
Coquet coquette, you know I won't forget
How you hurt me twice to prove you were cynical
My Coquet, you are the death, you are the pinnacle

With you I can only see my black-light constellations
And other shit I don't think I have the language to say
I don't want to catch you with some other guy's face under your eyelids
Something must be wrong, you give me emotional artifacts that can find no purchase

Coquet coquette, you know I won't forget
How you sold me out to prove you were typical
My coquet, you're Herculean, you are so miserable
Coquet coquette, you know I won't forget
How you made me cry to prove I was beautiful
My coquet, my teenage lust for you is so pitiful

With you I can only see my black-light constellations
And other shit I don't think I have the language to say
I don't want to catch you with some other guy's face under your eyelids
Something must be wrong, you give me emotional artifacts that can find no purchase


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  • +4
    General Commentif kevin barnes hasn't the language to say something it probably can't be said.
    jessieagogoon October 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe that some have you have missed how often Kevin Barnes focuses on the pain people cause each other. I get the feeling that this is about being involved with someone who is unintentionally emotionally abusive.

    "Coquet Coquette, you know I won't forget
    How you made me cry to prove I was beautiful"

    I don't think the sex matters in this song all that much, but say this is a man's feelings about a woman. I think that the man experienced a time that he only felt like his emotions were important to her when the woman hurt him enough that he could only express it in a way that she couldn't ignore.
    Jaxxsinon October 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif kevin barnes doesn't know me, how the hell he can know exactly what i am feeling?!!!!
    dannyfieldson June 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh and it's "Coquet Coquette"
    claudialovestosleepon June 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful and pitiful should be changed to dutiful and beautiful, respectively. At least that's the way it is in the studio version.

    There's a chorus in this song!

    Coquet means flirtatious and coquette means flirtatious woman. But coquet can also mean a flirtatious man, which might mean this coquet-coquette is a flirtatious transgender! And then you look at the line "guy's face under your eyelids" and wonder.
    focusophobicon June 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI assume "Guy face under your eyelids" (Which I honestly feel to be a brilliant piece of lyricism) is referring to the fact that the woman is dreaming about another guy's face.

    I think the song is a description of a female lover by a male lover. He speaks of the loyalty of their romance. And I think the final line just is saying that "you make me feel in ways indescribable."

    I think it is "You are the depth, you are the pinnacle." Makes sense.

    I've heard different recordings of this song and I noticed that beautiful/dutiful and pitiful/beautiful get switched up.
    AlGoreRhythmson August 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMay everyone who sees this know I'm posting this some time after the release date of False Priest was announced. I cannot wait :')
    claudialovestosleepon June 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "earthly vehicle"
    How was this even up before they even put it up for a free download?
    claudialovestosleepon June 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i don't want to catch you with some other guy's face under your eyelids"
    -kevin barnes is a genius
    ERmco23on August 25, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionCoquet Coquette, you know I won't forget
    How you kissed me strange to prove you were mythical
    Oh my Coquette, you used my voice as your earthly vehicle
    Coquet Coquette, you know I won't forget
    How you hurt me twice to prove you were cynical
    Oh my Coquette, you are the death, you are the pinnacle

    With you I can only see my black-light constellations
    And other shit I don't think I have the language to say
    I don't want to catch you with some other guy's face under your eyelids
    Something must be wrong, you give me emotional artifacts that can find no purchase

    Coquet Coquette, you know I won't forget
    How you sold me out to prove you were typical
    Oh my Coquette, you're Herculean, you are so miserable
    Coquet Coquette, you know I won't forget
    How you made me cry to prove I was beautiful
    Oh my Coquette, my teenage lust for you is so pitiful

    With you I can only see my black-light constellations
    And other shit I don't think I have the language to say
    I don't want to catch you with some other guy's face under your eyelids
    Something must be wrong, you give me emotional artifacts that can find no purchase
    bpr5016on September 11, 2010   Link

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