"LS/MFT" as written by and James/barbot Robbins....
Narrowing his eyes,
God only knew what she’d try.
Obsessed with drawing lines,
What’s wrong with saying, “this is mine?”

He says her pain subsides.
He only wants a quiet mind.
Control is the prize.
A different mark for every time
He thought he’d been defied.
He said she left some marks on him inside.

Keep your eyes on me,
Never lie to me.
Blows to shape what you see.
You stayed willingly.

She’s healing up just fine
To take what’s coming up next time.
Striking with an open hand,
Mind set even as sense unwinds,
Tightening the ties that bind.
The cells are self-assigned.

Keep your eyes on me,
Never lie to me.
Blows to shape what you see
You stayed willingly.


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    Song MeaningThe title to this song references a brand of American cigarette called Lucky Strike, whose slogan was “Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco”. The song itself is about an abusive relationship. Specifically, the guy abuses the girl because he is possessive and controlling. He attempts to rationalize his abuse by saying “she left some marks on [the] inside”. He also tries to blame his abuse on her in the refrain; by saying “you stayed willingly”, he implies that she knows that staying with him will involve being abused, and since she does stay, the abuse is her fault.

    The reference to Lucky Strike is probably a play on words. In the last verse, he says, “She’s healing up just fine/To take what’s coming up next time.” This could mean that he almost killed her with a certain strike, and since he did, it was a “lucky strike”.

    Interestingly, Googling "mft" brings you to a Wikipedia page that suggests that it could stand for "marriage and family therapist".
    DevMinoron January 05, 2011   Link

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