"Intimate" as written by Ethan Kath and Alice Glass....
Collecting hearts
Another love is another place to stay
Another face
We close our eyes and feel our way
A new fit
You're Positive but they don't need to know
Another boy another girl another place to go

It feels like sleep
It feels like being born
Return to soil
Return to frailer form


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"Intimate" as written by Ethan Kath Alice Glass

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    Song MeaningI think this about a homeless bisexual ('another girl another boy another place to stay') who sleeps with many ('collecting hearts') out of a need to keep off the streets. Maybe they have chosen to become bisexual due to the serverity of their predicament.

    The narrator shows that the person doesn't have a plan, rather they are walking blind and stumbling through life: 'we close our eyes and feel our way'

    'A new fit' means the new sexual relationship they have found.

    This person is HIV positive but doesn't tell their partners about it. This might be because they fear another night out in the cold, as 'another boy another girl' means 'another place to go'.

    They die: 'it feels like sleep', 'it feels like being born'. And they 'return to [the] soil' as a continuity of energy transference.

    'Return to frailer form' means that when our bodies degrade and become dust, we become a 'frailer form'. made from the same materials and elements, but in a different arrangment.

    Alice Glass once said 'everything is dust'.

    Inherently sad and meaningful, these lyrics struck me as a possible reflection on homeless life from the narrator's teenage years.






    hinrodathon June 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    have no idea what shes saying, but still haha
    nightmare1026on September 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDear lord, this song is mind-blowing. After hearing this song I CANNOT wait for the new album to come out, I don't know how I'm going to live.

    For those who haven't heard it: youtube.com/…
    Cam-winon December 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdefinitly my favorite cc song, and it hasnt even been released yet.

    SIGH.
    kittenchowmeinon February 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commentinstrumental~
    xxzxcuzxyouon April 18, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis isn't an instrumental.

    there's barely-audible lyrics throughout it.
    youlikemenon April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely one of the best songs on the new album.

    Very sexy. But I wouldn't expect anything less from Alice and Ethan.
    st hannahon April 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentofficial lyrics:

    collecting hearts
    another love is another place to stay
    another face
    we close our eyes and feel our way
    a new fit
    you're Positive but they don't need to know
    another boy another girl another place to go

    it feels like sleep
    it feels like being born
    return to soil
    return to frailer form
    jnoddingon April 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFrom beginning....to end...mesmerizing and euphoric in every way.
    DrakelikesNachoson May 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyeah those lyrics are right its still difficult to figure out which part is which tho would be good to hear it live.
    I reckon its about someone (probably male) who sleeps around or jumps from relationship to relationship or maybe even a sells themselves for sex. they are HIV Positive and giving everyone who they are intimate with the disease. then they die and are explaining what that is like. possibly to their ex lovers.
    InfidelityWeTruston May 06, 2010   Link

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