"Dark Storm" as written by and Hayley Frances Mcglone Nikolas Stephan Kaloper....
Bright white cockatoo,
Baby how I ponder your
Shadow...

How you rip me off my feet,
Rape me of my time to sleep
Shallow...

And from the sky, she speaks to me
And through her melody, lingers.
I said, 'No, I don't want your love, no, I don't
care anymore, finger.'

Though I was equipped with a rainship,
And a fireship and a starship, all come to dance.
No one told me the end of the line,
Could be only emptiness.

That would swallow all my love,
I fell beneath the company,
Now shall I sleep in a bed of blood,
Down in the deep, the rolling sea...

And in my angst for cool hips
Or softness
Or morning glow confidence,

I took it to the dog,
Took it to the plants,
Took it to the beach,
I took it to the shark...
I found tenderness.

But when I took it to the sky,
To the bright white cockatoo on a satellite,
She looked down on all my years,
But with a click of a finger,
She goes higher than the call for children,
Higher than the stand that kills it,
Should've flipped it off,
I should've known there and then.

But she swallowed all my love,
I fell beneath the company,
And now I sleep in a bed of blood,
Down in the deep, the rolling sea...

Oh you roll, roll over me.
Yeah, you roll over me.

Oh pristine, my hopeless thing.


Lyrics submitted by talkingbird

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    My InterpretationI'm not sure, but I get the impression that this song is about developing a drug (coke?) addiction.

    She starts using and sees some of the unpleasant side-effects (insomnia, not being grounded, how easy it is to find meaning in everything but only while on it). She doesn't think she'll become an addict, but the coke keeps enhancing her life, and withdrawal makes her feel so empty and shitty and loveless, and things stop being so easy and enjoyable all the time.

    She starts using it in more and more contexts (the "I took it to the ____" lines) to enhance them, but then she has to face some kind of unpleasant event related to her drug use. Despite or because of this unpleasant event, she realizes her desire for the drug goes beyond her desire for anything else ("higher than the call for children", etc). She's saying she should have stopped using right then and there, when she realized she wanted it more than everything else (should've flipped it off, I should've known there and then"), but coming off of it was too shitty in too many ways.

    So she starts taking the drug again ("oh you roll, roll over me"), recognizing that it's her "pristine, hopeless thing", as the high is still perfect, but it's a high and highs end and tolerances build up and eventually you have to come down. It's a hopeless place to live and rely on, because you can only visit. And now you're totally dependent and controlled by a substance.
    discobiscuon January 30, 2013   Link
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    General Commentthe jezabels are so amazing, and they just keep improving. Hayley Mary has a beautiful voice.
    talkingbirdon January 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctioni agree. the best voice. and she says "should've flipped it off", not "slipped"
    SecretScumon January 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG IT IS THEIR BEST YET!!!!!!!! i still dont understand what it means yet but o well still a great song better than a little piece which is also really gud.
    vijaroseon January 31, 2012   Link

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