You hear a tremor in her voice,
So you pull the chain and let her in.
She smells like gin and cigarettes,
but she moves against you close,
and the closeness makes you melt-
you're melting on the floor,
reach up and lock the door...
She wants to wrap her legs around the world.

You know you should just call a cab,
Pour some coffee and sit her down.
Instead you're clearing off the bed,
and her keys are in her shoes,
and her makeup's in her hair,
and her hair is everywhere...
You feel it in her kiss,
she wants to wrap her legs around the world.

and push it into you,
the good part, and the bad part.
Bring an old feeling back
that's gone, gone, gone.

No one's judging you-
it's a cold world out there, after all.
We do what we have to do,
so you hold her while she moves,
and she's pulling on your neck,
her heels are digging in your back.
The street outside is wet and quiet...
She wants to wrap her legs around the world.

She wants to wrap her legs around the world.
She wants to wrap her legs around the world.


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    General CommentI love this song. It's about a guy and a girl that have had some sort of history. She's a mess, very miserable. So she gets drunk and goes to see the guy (maybe she doesn't want to go home or something...). The guy hears her voice so he "pulls the chain and lets her in".

    "She smells like gin and cigarettes
    But she moves against you close
    And the closeness makes you melt" - She smells of cigarettes and alcohol (she doesn't smell so good) but she moves close to him and he can't resist her closeness. He "melts".

    "You're melting on the floor" - I'm not sure about this one, but i think he sits down on the floor with her for a while before "reaching up to lock the door". I'm not sure though...

    "You know you should just call a cab,
    pour some coffee and sit her down.
    Instead you're clearing off the bed" - He's thinking that what he's doing is not the right thing to do. He knows that. He should sit her down and give her some coffee and then send her home. But no, instead he's clearing off the bed.

    "Her keys are in her shoes,
    And her makeup's in her hair
    And her hair is everywhere" - I'm guessing that the guy notices all these things when he's taking off her clothes. Otherwise, how would he know that her keys are in her shoes right?

    "And push it into you" - There's a little part of him that doesn't want to. Because she's drunk but also because of their history. But the girl kinda forces him to make love to her. Not in a bad way though, she's not like threatening him!

    "The good part
    and the bad part" - I'm not totally sure about this line either. But i think the good part is the closeness, the love. And the bad part is that he knows that they can't be together. They tried and it didn't work.

    "Bring an old feeling back
    that's gone, gone, gone" - orgasm? Or maybe the "somebody-loves-me"-feeling. I don't know...



    "No one's judging you-
    it's a cold world out there, after all.
    We do what we have to do," - They're both miserable and need a little love at that moment. So they do it. They make love.

    "so you hold her while she moves,
    and she's pulling on your neck,
    her heels are digging in your back.
    The street outside is wet and quiet..." - It's quiet. Exept for the rain outside.

    Now, i've been having some trouble with the line "she wants to wrap her legs around the world". If you're not reading to much into it, "wrap her legs around" means like... having sex. But "around the world"? I can't think of anything right now. Maybe i will afterwards... Any ideas?

    isobelle97on July 25, 2011   Link

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