Don't you go leaving, baby I'll find you
Tell all your secrets, no one will want you
It's for your own good, I know what's best for you
If you won't sleep with me, there'll be no rest for you

Until the day you're broke
Until you drop and choke
I'll be your man
This much I know
Until the empire falls
Until you think it all

You gave your love to me and now you are my property
You sold your soul you can't retrieve the love I stole from you, it's true, deny with everything you do
You're my property
You're my property


Sell you into bondage
Baby I own you
You'll entertain all my friends
Dressed in the latest trendy frocs
You'll get a tattoo that I am your patriarch
It's your ambition, soon you will fear the dark
Because I'll lurk in your bed

Until the day you see that you mean nothing to me
Until the day I find someone to fall in line
Without a single sin, without an opinion

You gave your love to me and now you are my property
You sold your soul you can't retrieve the love I stole from you, it's true, deny with everything you do
You're my property
You're my property

Spoken:
Baby I know you've got all those crazy, lofty goals
Going to art school and following your dreams and whatnot
Blah blah blah
Just throw it to the side; you know I can support us all on my own
And worst case I'll just have to sell some drugs to my little brother's friends
If you do have to sell your body once or twice or seven times, it'll be worth it
And trust me, one day my band is going to make it
and this will all be just a distant, distant dream


Until the earth's removed or daddy don't approve
Whatever happens first depending on my mood

You gave your love to me and now you are my property
You sold your soul you cant retrieve the love I stole from you, it's true, deny with everything you do
You're my property
You're my property
You're my property!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha


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  • +1
    Song MeaningFirst, what a great song. I downloaded it the day it came out, on Tuesday, and I haven't been able to stop listening to it.

    Anyways, Max Bemis has said how this song is about an abusive relationship from the abuser's point of view. It's easy to see how this is the case thoughout the song; it's very scary but homourous all at once. My favourite line has gotta be: "Until the earth's removed or daddy don't approve/ Whatever happens first depending on my mood". Overall the lyrics are great, good job Max and thank you.

    You're missing a line, by the way. It's:
    "Spoken:
    Baby, I know you've got all those crazy, lofty goals
    Going to art school and following your dreams and whatnot
    Blah blah blah"
    thatiswhyon September 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUntil the day you think that you mean nothing to me
    Until the day I find someone to fall in line
    Without a single sin, without anything in


    I hear this as.

    "Until the day you see that you mean nothing to me
    Until the day I find someone to fall in line
    Without a single sin, without an opinion"

    the rest looks right to me.


    but I actually really like this one. hate everyone kinda worried me about the new album. but I can't wait. and thatiswhy is right about what max said and it's easy to see....
    nullityon September 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"You gave your love to me and now you want my property"
    I hear this as:
    "You gave your love to me and now you are my property"
    DorothyDreamsOfon September 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe lyrics make me think of some weird perspective on marriage. just food for thought
    Tmillieon November 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat immediately springs to mind is that it's from the point of view from the "skinny, mean man" ??
    The abusiveness and the making it feel like no one else wants her and he's the best she can do etc...

    But hey i could definitely be wrong seeing as I haven't heard the song!! hahaha.
    I don't want to spoil the album by listening to too many songs lol, I'd rather wait and then just have a whole rush of amazement while listening to the full album :D
    WoahOhOhhhhon September 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best songs on the album, and the lyrics are pretty crazy
    irthesteveon January 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think its a little about insecurieties that guys can have andall you want it a girl to be yours so you want to mark you territory with a tattoo its a littlle farfetched of a song and pretty funny. i totally think its abuot hes new wife before getting married he just wanted her to be all his
    ParkerA87on February 23, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's a guy who sees his girl/woman as "his" in every sense of the word. He could be literally saying this, but a guy of that type probably wouldn't consciously think these words or else he couldn't keep up the self-denial of his narcissism. I don't think the narrator (not Max Bemis; the character he's playing in this song) is introspective enough to see how manipulative and possessive he is. But these words express the way he sees things, which underlies all his actions and leads to how he blindly wants to force another person into a mold of what he wants. And to fit her into that mold he has to try to take away her free will and depersonalize her, making her his property.

    Lyrics interpretation:

    Don't you go leaving
    Baby, I'll find you,
    (He "cares" about her as far as she is his object of possession. If she tries to leave him he won't leave her alone.)
    Tell all your secrets
    No one will want you
    (And he will exploit her. If she won't be his object of pleasure he'll try to fuck up her reputation as a human)
    It's for your own good
    I know what's best for you
    (Trying to convince her and himself she needs him. And he can't picture her with an existence outside of him.)
    If you won't sleep with me
    There'll be no rest for you
    (He won't let her be.)

    Until the day you're broke
    Until you drop and choke
    I'll be your man
    ("Until". If she needs help he's out).
    This much I know
    Until the empire falls
    Until you think at all (at, not it)
    (Don't know what "empire" is talking about.)

    You gave your love to me
    And now you are my property
    (Love only has meaning when it's a choice, when you give it to someone out of free will. But for the narrator when she's given him love he has a right to her soul).
    You sold your soul
    (Depersonalizing and possessing her)
    You can't retrieve the love I stole
    From you
    It's true
    (First he said she gave it, now he says he stole it. Sounds like he manipulated her into thinking she needed him.)
    Deny with every thing you do
    You're my property
    You're my property
    (He doesn't want her denying he owns her.)

    Sell you into bondage
    Baby, I own you
    (He said it himself.)
    You'll entertain all my friends
    Dressed in the latest trendy frocks
    (She's a prop to make him look good.)
    You better tattoo
    That I am your patriarch
    (Like branding cattle.)
    It's your ambition (That should be what she wants to do.)
    Soon you will fear the dark

    Because I lurk (not look) in your bed
    Until the day you see
    That you mean nothing to me
    (He's using her.)
    Until the day I find
    Someone to fall in line
    Without a single sin
    Without an opinion
    (He's looking for someone who never makes a mistake and that means never displeases him. And he doesn't want a woman ever disagreeing with him, one with her own opinions.)

    You gave your love to me
    And now you are my property
    You sold your soul
    You can't retrieve the love I stole
    From you
    It's true
    Deny with every thing you do
    You're my property
    You're my property

    "Baby, I know you've got all those crazy loft goals: Going to art school and following your dreams and whatnot. Blah blah blah, just throw it to the side. You know I can support us all on my own and worst case I'll just have to sell some drugs to my little brother's friends. (He's fine with using his brother's friends to get money.) If you do have to sell your body, once or twice or seven times, it'll be worth it. (Doesn't give a shit about her self-respect.) And trust me, one day my band is gonna make it. And this will all be just a distant distant dream..." (The fact the narrator refers to his band making it sounds like Max in some of his songs. So maybe Max is writing about a younger version of himself. Or an alternate version. Or another person who has a band.)

    Until the earth's removed
    (Until the world ends)
    Or daddy don't approve
    (Or he doesn't approve of her)
    Whatever happens first
    Depending on my mood
    (How he treats her depends on his mood.)

    (Unless something happens dramatically outside his control, like the world ending, or unless he decides he doesn't want her any more, until then, she's his property)

    You gave your love to me
    And now you are my property
    You sold your soul
    You can't retrieve the love I stole
    From you
    It's true
    Deny with every thing you do
    You're my property
    You're my property
    You're my property
    You're my property
    SprayFixativeon January 29, 2012   Link

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