Just a tattoo carved in skin, it will haunt you.
And the substance will break you.
The addictions a breakthrough.

So search for me in hell.
I could not blame you.
I'll be the one singing a love song.
You had it all in your hands, but you threw it away.
Just for the simple taste of the high that you crave.
I won't come down.

Red hair, stilettos; she smells like Chanel
and I'm a sucker for nylons.

I thought you'd never go and leave me here alone.
Still freezing in the cold a million miles from home.
Just a tattoo carved in skin it will haunt you.
And the substance will break you.
The addicitons a breakthrough.

I hope this murder finds you well
at the end of the rope.

I thought you'd never go and leave me here alone
Still freezing in the cold a million miles from home.
At the of the orp we'll start over again.
At the end of the rop, from the ceiling you'll hang.
At the end of the rope we'll start over again.
A million miles from home.


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    General CommentWow so I am a huge DDG fan, and i somehow had no idea about the new album til just today, but I've listened to a couple songs from it now, this one being one of them, and am so far impressed. I find it funny that this would be the first song I look up the lyrics for from the new album because I currently happen to be in the hellish process of recovering from heroin & the addiction's been consuming my mind like crazy today so I almost got the feeling there was some sort of connection here...
    Anyway this song could mean a few things, and as we all know, most songs mean different things to different people. This song may have nothing to do with drugs, just some form of destructive behavior, but when I think of the meaning in terms of how it relates to my own life situation, me being the destructive "you" he refers to in the song, it goes a little like this:

    "Just a tattoo carved in skin, it will haunt you." - the track marks & scars left from shooting up for a long period of time.

    "And the substance will break you." - definitely true of most illegal substances or destructive behaviors.

    "The addictions a breakthrough." - this is what I always claimed to the people around me in reference to the anti-depressant & seemingly healing effect heroin had on me which prescription medications never came close to achieving for me. Like the answer I'd always been looking for. But when I read the lyrics it also occurred to me that the speaker may be calling it a breakthrough because when she finally "breaks" as he previously mentioned, she will reach a place within herself where she is forced to step back and look at the negative things she is doing (or just experience the torturous consequences of her actions) in a way that nothing else has so far been able to drive here to do.

    "So search for me in hell.
    I could not blame you.
    I'll be the one singing a love song."
    I think he is telling her to, or assuming that, when she hits rock bottom she will come crawling back to him because he was the only one who truly gave a shit about her, which she really doesn't seem to see or care about now, but later on down the road, among all the shady, dirty, conniving people she will inevitably end up surrounding herself with in this dark lifestyle she is adopting, he will be the one to stand out as having been trustworthy and honestly loving her--"the one singing the love song".

    "You had it all in your hands, but you threw it away.
    Just for the simple taste of the high that you crave."
    - She had a great relationship & secure, stable life that she walked away from to go off & occupy her time with drugs (or whatever her habit may be) & great highs & the people who provide them for her, because right now that instant intense gratification seems to outweigh all that she had going for her...but it won't last...

    "I won't come down." - here i assume he is either saying he will not recover from this pain she is causing him with her actions the way that she will keep coming down from these "highs" she is receiving from them time after time, or he is making the point that the feelings she keeps trying to achieve are just temporary because they are false, whereas staying in reality and doing things that are good or things that have a lasting effect in your life are much more productive in the long run so even tho she feels like she is getting some sort of reward from her actions at the moment, the lifestyles he is choosing will be much more rewarding in the long run. He won't "Come down" from it.

    "Red hair, stilettos; she smells like Chanel
    and I'm a sucker for nylons." - I have red hair :) He's probably describing how hard it is to deny her when she comes around despite what she's doing.

    "I thought you'd never go and leave me here alone.
    Still freezing in the cold a million miles from home." - he never thought she'd put a drug (or something) before him like this, but now that she has, he's left in a state of shock & abandonment which has taken his feelings & his thoughts to a place so cold & dark in his mind that the 'light' & 'warmth' he was once able to experience a result of her love & her company--or even just the feeling of being okay with his life at all, seem to be a million miles away now.

    "I hope this murder finds you well
    at the end of the rope." - It seems he is sort of sarcastically responding to her decision to trade him for her habit with a 'hope it was worth it' kind of comment, though he of course knows it was not worth it, & in the end she will realize she's made a HORRIBLE fucking mistake.

    "At the of the rope we'll start over again.
    At the end of the rope, from the ceiling you'll hang.
    At the end of the rope we'll start over again.
    A million miles from home." - if this song is in fact about a drug addict I believe he is telling her that this addiction will most likely kill her, and the rope is symbolizing the path she is going down, a deadly one, which, if it were a rope, would begin to take the shape of a noose over time, which she will eventually "hang" from, (overdosing). And although addiction will or already HAS taken over her mortal body & mind, in the afterlife she will be free from it, at which point he hopes their souls can finally reunite as they once were.
    Either that or he's saying that once she's reached rock bottom from whatever she's doing & decides to change her ways & come back to him he hopes they will finally be happy, though that day is probably far far away from now.

    So that's what I think, and you may take what I've said as being way off, or just a huge waste of time spent on stating the obvious, but at least it kept my mind off doing heroin for a bit & reminded me how my addictions can fuck with other people... Glad to hear more from DDG :)
    faceXofXfailureon June 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOr maybe, taking the name of the song into consideration, he is even referring to someone who is addicted to attention or "Fame" & is neglecting him & hurting or disrespecting themselves to achieve this recognition from people. Perhaps she is being unfaithful & acting like a whore (if this is in fact a female & a significant other he is describing) & he is using the word "Fame" to describe how well-known she is becoming among men for her quality of being 'easy' (& 'getting around'...) &/or just having promiscuous behaviors, which may be why he mentions
    "Red hair, stilettos; she smells like Chanel
    and I'm a sucker for nylons."

    Damn I just noticed a typo in the first analysis i made...doesn't look like I can go back & edit tho... :/
    faceXofXfailureon June 21, 2009   Link

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