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My arms they are a
See through plastic
My arms are a secret
Bloodless, skinless mass

My arms they are a
See through plastic
They're a bloodless plastic
Skinless plastic

My arms they are
See-through plastic
They are glass

Don't you know that I would
Never hurt you
You are such a pretty thing

I know I wish sometimes just
So I could explain things
Explain things
I wish that every time he
touched me left a mark

I fell down in the dark
Don't you start
I through down for my love
I almost threw up on the spot
When you showed up in the top
I almost threw up on the spot

And I want just to get it out
Get it out

I wish I had another hole to
Get it out (trepanation)

These drugs they are making
Me so sad
I can't stop taking them
This night it is making me so sad

And if there was a way
To get it out I wanna get it out
If there was a way
To get it out I wanna get it out

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    General Commentsister song to coda and it's all quite dark isn't it.

    the whole damn thing really.

    it's all bleak.

    I like it.
    muckguppyon May 30, 2011   Link
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    My Opiniongenius. i'm listening to this since 12 hours - i love you ema
    elisadestroyson July 04, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI hear "When you showed up in the top" as "We shot up in the car"
    deadraton August 06, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI may be totally off the 'mark' (sorry for pun) here, but this song seems to be about herion (or other needle drug) addiction. The first two stanzas of the lyrics focus purely on her arms, and her emotional disconnection from them. If we are sticking to the herion interpretation, this could also refer to the fact that herion junkies 'use up' their arms with injections, leaving track marks that forces them to inject the stuff into the back of their knees, or into their eyes, or other unpleasant places. The "I want to get it out" refers to her wanting to be clean of her addiction, to remove the chemical dependency from her system.

    The song may also be about an abusive relationship (thematically very similar to drug addiction, a vicious love/hate cycle). The "I wish every time he touched me left a mark" is so hauntingly saddening, the wish for deformity so that people would see what a mess you are. The tragic thing about drug addiction and abusive relationships is that sometimes they can be so hidden that by the time friends and family find out about them it can be too late to help. EMA seems to be begging for some physical presence for her mental anguish so it can be better identified. Absolutely heartbreaking song.
    astralcompanionon November 26, 2011   Link
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    General Comment@ astralcompanion: I agree with you. No doubt its about heroin with parallels to an abusive relationship.

    I think this is the new "Hurt" for me.
    plataon May 04, 2012   Link

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