"Index" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
Together we have this love
Even so it's not enough
Bruised and burned we won't lose heart
And just because life gets hard

Writing lying e-mails to our friends back home
Feeling guilty if we sometimes wanna be alone

Hand cannot erase this love
Hand cannot erase this love

And a love like this makes us strong
We laugh it off if things go wrong
It's not you, forgive me if I find I need more space
Cause trust means we don't have to be together everyday

Hand cannot erase this love
Hand cannot erase this love

Hand cannot erase this love
Hand cannot erase this love


Lyrics submitted by djpyro2112

"Index" as written by Steven John Wilson

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a serial killer who "collects" his victims, or parts of his victims, as trophies. It's a very good and creepy song.

    With this in mind, take "Index" to mean cataloguing his "items", or rather, perhaps the index finger of one of his victims.
    integritywolfon December 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about a serial killer who "collects" his victims, or parts of his victims, as trophies. It's a very good and creepy song.

    With this in mind, take "Index" to mean cataloguing his "items", or rather, perhaps the index finger of one of his victims.
    integritywolfon December 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcame just to say the song is so addictive..whether its about a psychopath or just a regular person..its definitely about OBSESSION.
    Op3ton September 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's based on the pedophile in The Collector by John Fowles. The butterflies and mannequins provide very direct allusions to the book.
    avery144on April 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a serial killer collecting body parts and stuff, Steven Wilson said it himself to the audience at recent concerts.
    lombaxianon April 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very creepy, victims of serial killers should avoid Steven Wilson's music in general!
    CharMarRuleson January 07, 2014   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationI think this is one of the more direct songs that Steven Wilson has written based on his personal hobbies. Both him and Mikael Akerfeldt are collectors of music. They both catalogue and preserve their record collections and often spend time thumbing through their vinyl discussing bands that they like. If anything, Steven Wilson may have made this sound more sinister than it actually is. He might have imagined what his life would be like if he had compulsively HAD to buy records and his house looked like an episode of that Hoarders television show. Maybe he feels a little bit like he is one of those people, just a little bit more sane.
    mobman47on January 26, 2013   Link
  • -3
    General CommentAmazing song--For me it's about the s**t we hoard throughout our lives and how we become attached to those things to the point that they begin to own us. Ironically, I'm writing this review in the midst of organizing my mp3 collection which is at about 16k songs. I guess indexing mp3s is OK because it adds value to my life, but sometimes, collecting and hoarding done only for the sake of doing it can be unhealthy.
    quanta15on October 16, 2011   Link

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