Smear the Queen

slap your cheeks for color
and suck your stomach to your spine
it's alright, it's alright, you look fine

horsewhipped you'll forever be
but much as his love runs down your thigh

throw your arms around my neck
& throw the rest against my chest
you woke up with your hands down
someone else's stretch-pants
held your breath 'til you blacked out
wash his taste out of your mouth
surprised that i could stomach it

led him by the halter
put the blinders on your eyes

it's time, it's time, you look like mine

a man you can never be
but just as the horseflies crowd your eyes
i tried, i tried
so before you change your mind

throw your belt around my neck
a brick in the small of the back
smear the queen
they bashed his teeth in with an elbow cast
held his throat 'til he passed out
count the men inside your mouth
surprised that you could stomach it

bridle yourself for secret love
an armful of charm
held up in hotel Golgotha
the bridegroom of blood

useless & covetous of love
it's over & over
the pale horse you should be frightened of
the horror, the horror

a kiss on the forehand
a kiss for the lip strap
a kiss on the nose band
a kiss on the throat latch


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    General Commentthis is a really special song... i think it's about prostitution? it's hard to tell exactly... jamie shares vocals on this one with carla bozulich, of geraldine fibbers, ethyl meatplow, and evangelista.
    arighoston February 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThink it's about BDSM, an abusive relationship... or maybe about a hate crime? Or maybe it's all these things combined as a kind of metaphor for a emotion.
    jamie leeon May 10, 2012   Link
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    General Commenta bdsm anthem, i can't stop listening to it

    possibly about actual rape though :(
    one or clownon June 22, 2012   Link
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    General Commentoh, by the way, the lyrics to this song were written by zac pennington (parenthetical girls), though not the music. it was recorded after he had already been fired from xiu xiu.
    arighoston October 23, 2012   Link

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