Paintings they fall off the walls
When you come traipsing in with your horse
Your six string guitar is a mess
Silver bullets hanging off your dress

Now I remember what I meant to be
To replace your history
Who let that girl into this room?
So innocent, yet doomed

Who shot the poison arrow?

Here she comes
Yeah, she's playing hard to get
There she goes
A promise you can never forget

Mirrors, they black out and freeze
When you pull me in too deep
Everytime I handcuff you
I know I come closer to the truth

Now I remember what I meant to say
To count all my blessings today
Who let that girl into this room
So innocent, yet doomed

Who shot the poison arrow?

Here she comes
Yeah, she's playing hard to get
There she goes
A promise you can never forget


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Poison Arrow song meanings
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    General CommentThe end of this song is plain BRILLIANT. It shows that no matter how inaccessible for the mainstream or far away from rock SY gets, you can still say they fucking rock.

    As for the meaning, I'll see it later.
    Santiagofon June 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is about falling for a femme fetale - who shot the poision arrow is a reference to cupid.
    notyourfiendon June 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlive, Thurston introduced "Poison Arrow" as a "love song", but he might have said "Love song", as in Courtney Love. I don't mean to suggest that Thurston was ever romantically interested in Love, but just as the earlier SY song "Junkie's Promise" was at least partially inspired by Kurt Cobain, "Poison Arrow" could be a third-person observation of Courtney Love as a "femme fatale" (or trainwreck, depending on your POV).
    pawnshop_trashon July 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBut, if it's a reference to cupid, why would the arrow have poison in it? Cupid didn't have that.
    Santiagofon August 12, 2009   Link

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