Heartbreaking bravery
When you were next to the wild animals
I was the baby still on the tit
And now I want your sex
But I am not the fox
With blood stained lips
Standing over the kill

Oh, but, babe,
I’m afraid
You are the kill

Heartbreaking bravery
When you run with the razor sharp
When you run with the silver quick
When you see names of angels on the back of your eyelids
That look like they were carved in a fit of violence by
Those you call exclusively yours.
And when you call exclusively angels
To your windowsill...

Oh, then, babe,
I’m afraid
You are the kill

I’ve got the blood and the cause to bleed,
I’ve got the blood, but not the bloodlust
You need

oh, oh, oh

Lyrics submitted by PartTheRedSea

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    My InterpretationThis song is, to me, about a child whose mother has died to protect it.

    The child is remembering the mother as alive and while realizing the death and the bravery she endured to protect the child. This child still remembers wanting or still wants her sex, or "tit" based milk sustenance...maternal comfort.
    The central verse is about the child's life now and how they are living with the memory and effects of absence and memory of the mother.

    The memory of the mother alive is in conflict with the realization that she was "the kill" and the "fox with blood stained lips" the hunter.

    This song is heartbreakingly sad and amazing.
    RasWellzon July 12, 2012   Link

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