You've got your pretty face. You've got disarming eyes.
You've got such social grace. I've got my pretty spies.
I found you lost, misplaced. I loved that lovely guise.
I said I'd try my luck and you said, Well you don't have to try.

I forgot that night, what you said that night: I had the most exquisite time.
Well you got that right, but it's not the whole story. I want it all.



I court the loveliest of crimes. Say it as if it were true.
We've got the knife you left behind. Play it just like you do.
I wanna hear you mean it when you say I'm not next in line.
I court the loveliest of crimes. Save it 'cause we've got the knife.



You've got your pretty face. You've got your stunning glow.
You've got exquisite taste. I've got the marks to show.
You said you'd shoot the stars, but bullets make you blush.
Turns out you like to play with knives, and I hear that it gives you a rush.

Well we've got the knife, yeah we've got the knife. I've got the knife you left behind.
Well we've got the knife. Now I want the whole story. I want it all.



I thought you looked familiar. I'd seen your face long before that night.
Now I wait, for you were no stranger to taking a life... OH!


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    General CommentIt kind of remimds me of Miss Murder. I like how it cuts off at the end.
    MeeshaBaton April 25, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe most important line for me is "I court the loveliest of crimes". It's like he's saying he dates beautiful people but they're dangerous. Something along those lines, like he knows it's bad but he loves it.
    crushedvelveton June 17, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, it's not completely accurate, but I think I know a close meaning. The general meaning being he tried to get into a relationship with someone and was already warned by multiple sources that said person is a "heartbreaker".

    You've got your pretty face. You've got disarming eyes.
    (This is what he says the person has going for them, and how they can use it against someone)

    You've got such social grace. I've got my pretty spies.
    (meaning the person was quite social, and he has sources warning him about that person)

    I found you lost, misplaced. I loved that lovely guise.
    (Meaning he found them when they were in a broken time, where they acted hopeless. "I loved that lovely guise" meaning he loved the act they put up.)

    I said I'd try my luck and you said, Well you don't have to try.
    (He said he's try to be with that person, and that person said he didn't have to try because she'd "build him up to knock him down" so to speak)

    I forgot that night, what you said that night: I had the most exquisite time.
    (Possible sex-relation or just a time they went out and had a good time. He remembered what they had said after it, which is they enjoyed it)

    Well you got that right, but it's not the whole story. I want it all.
    (He agrees by saying "well, you got that right" but he knows a lot more about how this person had broken hearts and he wants to know all about it)



    I court the loveliest of crimes. Say it as if it were true.
    (He wants to know what they honestly, truly think about them)

    We've got the knife you left behind. Play it just like you do.
    ("we've got the knife you left behind" meaning, he has evidence or possibly a friend that warned him of this person, meaning they left that evidence behind. "Play it just like you do" means, in translation "You said that exact same thing to this other person")

    I wanna hear you mean it when you say I'm not next in line.
    (He wants to have a serious relationship with that person, and he wants to know truthfully that he just isn't another "date and ditch" person, for lack of a better term)

    I court the loveliest of crimes. Save it 'cause we've got the knife.
    ("I court the loveliest of crimes" - lovely because he is obviously infatuated with them, but is confronting them about their past experiences. "Save it 'cause we've got the knife" - Translation "Look, i know you're just going to ditch me like the rest because you're doing the same things you did to them as you're doing to me, so I know this isn't serious to you)



    You've got your pretty face. You've got your stunning glow.
    You've got exquisite taste. I've got the marks to show.
    (He is pointing out everything good about the person once more. "I've got the marks to show" - basically he's saying he's had past experiences similar to this,, he knows how it's going to turn out)

    You said you'd shoot the stars, but bullets make you blush.
    (They claim that may have happened but they regret it)

    Turns out you like to play with knives, and I hear that it gives you a rush.
    (In reality, they do it all the time, and it feeds their "need for attention" and they really don't have any remorse)

    Well we've got the knife, yeah we've got the knife. I've got the knife you left behind.
    Well we've got the knife. Now I want the whole story. I want it all.
    (He's saying "I have all the evidence I need to know you've done this to other people and said the same things to them as you are to me, so I need to know TRUTHFULLY if you're serious about this)



    I thought you looked familiar. I'd seen your face long before that night.
    (he'd possibly seen the person with one of his friends or maybe even just in the street one day with a past "target")

    Now I wait, for you were no stranger to taking a life... OH!
    (He waits for his time to be ditched because the person has done it so many other times)

    I actually completely compared this to how it was for me at one point, and when i listened to the song, it reminded me of it COMPLETELY so I thought this might be a completely metaphorical version of what I went through.
    XxKillingDreamsxXon July 08, 2011   Link

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