You were the goth in high school
You cut and fucked your arms up
You always talked about it
They thought you'd never do it
You had two pet rabbits
Named Mickey and Mallory
I been inside your bedroom
I got the same scars you see
You were the goth in high school
You cut and fucked your arms up
You always talked about it

They thought you'd never do it
But I knew I knew I knew
I knew someday ...

Night
Colors red beneath moonlight

C'mon look me in the eye
20 kisses with a butterfly knife

Child
Take the hair and turn it white
Kids beget kids tonight
We'll never tell
We'll never fight

Shy
Only God can make it right
In the desert underneath
the light it's
20 kisses with a butterfly knife

Take the hair and turn it white
Take the hair and turn it white
In the desert underneath
the light
20 kisses with a butterfly knife


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Butterfly Knife song meanings
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    My InterpretationIt's not just about cutting, it's about suicide and the martyrdom following it. They never thought the goth girl in school would kill herself til one day she finally did. The fact that she was the goth in high school would mean she'd be in all black with presumably black hair, but afterwards, they made her a symbol for the world of the bullied, even though they're the ones who created that world in the first place. Hence the irony in "take the hair and turn it white."
    NotAJaron September 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentCampy and over the top, though still quite visceral. To me this song is about being an angsty teenager, with all the melodrama that goes along with it.
    astralcompanionon November 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's about CUTTING and it needs to stop. It doesn't stop the pain. It doesn't make it disappea. It's still there regardless. Punch a friggin' wall instead. Write down the feelings. Take a marker and mark all over your body. Put tape on your hair and yank the tape off your arms and legs. Just DON'T CUT!
    Jeffreystumpon July 01, 2012   Link

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