"Landfill" as written by Elena Veronica Tonra and Igor Alexandre Haefeli....
Throw me in a landfill
Don't think about the consequences
Throw me in the dirt pit
Don't think about the choices that you make
Throw me in the water
Don't think about the splash I will create
Leave me at the altar
Knowing all the things you just escaped

Push me out to sea
On a little boat that you made
Out of the evergreen that you helped your father cut away
Leave me on the tracks
To wait until the morning train arrives
Don't you dare look back
Walk away
Catch up with the sunrise

'Cause this is torturous electricity
Between both of us and this is
Dangerous 'cause I want you so much
But I hate your guts
I hate you

So leave me in the cold
Wait until the snow covers me up
So I cannot move
So I'm just embedded in the frost
Then leave me in the rain
Wait until my clothes cling to my frame
Wipe away your tear stains
Thought you said you didn't feel pain

Well this is torturous electricity
Between both of us and this is
Dangerous, 'cause I want you so much
But I hate your guts. I want you so much
But I hate your guts.
Well this is torturous
Electricity between both of us
And this is dangerous 'cause I want you so much
But I hate your guts
I want you so much but I hate your guts


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"Landfill" as written by Igor Alexandre Haefeli Elena Veronica Tonra

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  • +13
    General CommentThis song draws such a beautiful parallel...
    In my opinion this song is about being used and then tossed aside like garbage. The imagery the lyrics paint is stunning, the wayside garbage that she feels like after being used and then just left wondering how she let it happen... And yet she still loves him. Because for her it was real. He lied and deceived, used her for his own purposes and then moved on but she can't. She's stuck, like that garbage in the landfill, stagnate and waiting ...
    In her own way she's fighting back. Telling him to wipe his eyes and walk away... but as he walks away she can't help but relive it all. Their electricity, their connection... and it's torture because she knows now that it wasn't real.
    And yet she knows that it's so dangerous because a part of her still yearns for him. This small, still part of her, the one that clings to what she thought they had is still begging him to turn around and come back for her... even though the rest of her hates him.
    Lakunaon June 14, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis is such a deep song, I agree with a lot of what fifidill said. I think the general message in this song is a couple who have been in a relationship for so long that even though they aren't working out, it seems alien to be apart from eachother. They are drifting apart but are both emotionally reliant on eachother. But the girl is trying to convince the boy that they aren't good for eachother. This is my interpretation.

    "Throw me in the landfill, Don't think about the consequences.
    Throw me in the water, Don't think about the choices that you make.
    Throw me in the water, Don't think about the splash i will create.
    Leave me at the altar, Knowing all the things you've just escaped."
    -The singer is telling her long-term lover to just leave her already, that his life will be so much better if he just goes. She also tells him not to think of what will become of her.

    "Push me out to sea.
    On the little boat that you made out, of the evergreen.
    That you helped your father cut away."
    -She is still rambling on about more ways he could (should) leave her.

    "Leave me on the tracks, to wait until the morning train arrives.
    Don't you dare look back. Walk away catch up with the sunrise."
    -This I think is very deep. She again tells him to leave her, But this time she tells him not to look back, as in do not have any regrets.She goes on to say "Catch up with the sunrise" I believe this is metaphorical, the sunrise signifying a better life and emotional well-being. that if he leaves her, he will 'catch up' with a better life.

    "This is torturous.
    The electricity between both of us.
    This is dangerous.
    'Cause I want you so much, but I hate your guts, I hate you."
    -Here she is just emphasizing how wrong their relationship has become, And her conflicting emotions of wanting him, but knowing they are better apart.

    "So leave me in the cold.
    Wait until the snow covers me up.
    So I cannot move.
    So i'm just embedded in the frost."
    -She again tells him to leave her, but i think the third line is metaphorical for being embedded in someones memory, as in, she can't be an actual part of his life, but he can keep her in his memory.

    "Then leave me in the rain.
    Wait until my clothes cling to my frame.
    Wipe away your tear stains.
    Thought you said, you didn't feel pain."
    -Again, telling him to leave her. I think the "Wait until my clothes cling to my frame" part is her pleading him not to leave so quickly, to wait and make sure she is alright without him. The next two lines are her telling him to be ok, but i think the last line has some hostility to it. Like they got in a fight and he said 'I would be fine without you' and this is her proving 'this is hard for you too man'.

    Then the chorus repeats.

    This is just my interpretation but it seems like many of you agree.
    RemyCielon July 18, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionCan't believe no one has commented on this yet! It's such a beautiful song. Elena's voice, the music, the lyrics. Just brilliant!
    I love the part where she sings
    And this is dangerous
    Cause I want you so much
    But I hate your guts
    I hate you
    I guess everyone has been at that point in some time of their lives. Wanting to be with someone so bad, but not really liking that person's personality. So you start hating him/her for it cause you care a lot for that person eventhough you know the person doesn't deserve it.
    louissepaolaon October 01, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. It's so beautiful and simple and sad. The lyrics are just gorgeous.

    I think this song is about the end of a relationship. I think it's like when you've been a relationship for a long time, you've passed that honeymoon stage and things are just not working out, through no fault of your own, or his. You love each other, you love him so much but at the same time, you blame him, for not trying harder, for not making it work. You know it's better if he goes. They are probably arguing a lot, they know each other really well, they know how to push each others buttons, things are getting messy and they just can't get passed this stage

    'Leave me at the altar, Knowing all the things you just escaped'

    Maybe he'll be better off without you. Maybe he didn't even want to be with you in the first place, not in the same way you did and you have given your all, everything, there is nothing left and you feel like he could have tried harder, he could have given more because now you are empty. There is nothing left.

    'Throw me in the landfill, Don't think about the consequences'

    It was probably his decision, 'Don't think about the choices that you make' but he still loves her too and he is sad about the end, he just thinks this is the right decision now even though it's painful.

    'Leave me on the tracks
    To wait until the morning train arrives
    Don't you dare look back
    Walk away, catch up with the sunrise'

    she has accepted that this relationship has come to a close. That doesn't stop her loving him with all her heart, and she probably thinks if this was different, or that then maybe it would have worked. It doesn't stop her being angry that he's leaving her, that it didn't work out, and the relationship is done. Relationships are hard.

    'And this is dangerous
    'cause I want you so much
    But I hate your guts
    I want you so much
    But I hate your guts'

    They both know this is the right decision, that doesn't make it any easier, or any less painful.
    fifidillon February 18, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My Opinionto me when shes telling him leave me there, toss me aside.
    it progresses to her saying it sarcastic.like oh yeah you used me, you got everything you wanted for me.so why dont you just throw me away, c'mon do it tough man walk away.wipe your hands clean.
    i dont think he treated horribly well i mean i think he treated her like nothing.like she was nothing, he was indifferent to her.
    everyone has been in that position were you still want that person so badly, your body aches for their touch but you hate them, you hate what theyve done to you for what youve became because of them.
    asjklmpon July 01, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song makes me cry. every. time. I unfortunately can relate all too well.
    renee3946on July 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFor me this song is about loving someone, but being treated like crap by that person. She's basically telling that person that no matter how badly he/she treats her, she'll still want him/her and she hates that. Everyone can relate to this I think... the torture of loving someone that's not good for you, but you just can't help but want that person. It leaves a person helpless and I think this song captures that emotion beautifully.
    randomzebraon January 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe "leave me at the altar" part indicates it's near the end of a relationship, but I can still relate to the rest of the song even though I'm single.

    I feel as if this song describes exactly how I feel about this guy that I just met who seemed really interested at first but is now getting kind of distant.

    Perhaps it's a little too dramatic for me to be relating my non-relationship with this song but the sadness and disappointment is so palpable in these lyrics.
    cherylogicon February 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTaking a different approach here..


    The girl is in love with this boy, and he is in love with the girl also. But the girl is depressed and suicidal and she can't help it, she's tried getting help before and nothing worked and noone was ever there for her. She finally had this one guy in her life she could tell everything to. But her bad thoughts and depression started slowly getting worse and the boy couldn't deal with them anymore. He didn't know how he could help her anymore, so he tells her that they should just be friends until she gets to a better place emotionally and then they can be together. The boy won't talk to her as much after that, he won't take her hand, he won't hug her. That was the only thing getting the girl through beforehand. The girl feels abandoned. She may as well be "Thrown in the water" "Pushed out to sea" "left on the tracks"

    “And this is torturous”
    The girl is really struggling. She has a reason to get happy, which is to be with him, but she doesn’t have him by her side helping her to get there, so she’s stuck.

    “Electricity between both of us”
    They both still love eachother.

    “And this is dangerous”
    Without him there for her, she won’t get the help she needs. Her suicidal thoughts would grow stronger and she would be at a greater risk of killing herself.

    “Cos I want you so much”
    She wants him so much. She wants to be happy with him. So she wants so much to get help for herself so she is able to be with him when she’s better.

    “But I hate your guts”
    Problem is, without him she can’t get better. She hates him for doing this. She feels alone and scared, worried now that because of him not being there she will finally kill herself.
    Tybrahon March 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song will always have a special place in my heart. I, unfortunately, can relate to this song all too well. In my opinion, this song is clearly about being taken for granted. It is when you are in a relationship where you give, give, and give while the other person just takes everything. There is no reciprocity involved; perhaps there was in the beginning of the relationship but as it goes on, he just stopped trying. Maybe he already broke it off but you kept begging him to come back and when he does, things just weren't the same. This vicious cycle will continue to happen multiple times, it is hard to stop until you decide that enough is enough and walk away. It won't be easy but keep your chin up, it's for the best.
    foodforthoughton February 06, 2014   Link

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