Wish I may, wish I might
Find my one true love tonight.
Do you think that he
Could be you?
If I pray really tight,
Get into a fake bar fight,
While I'm walking down
The avenue.
If I lay really quiet,
I know that what I do isn't right,
I can't stop what I
Love to do.
So I murder love in the night,
Watching them fall one by one they fight,
Do you think you'll
Love me too, ooh, ooh?

Baby, I'm a sociopath,
Sweet serial killer.
On the warpath,
'Cause I love you
Just a little too much.
I love you just
A little too much.
(Much, much, much).
You can see me
Drinking cherry cola,
Sweet serial killer.
I left a love note,
Said you know I love,
The thrill of the rush.
You know I love,
The thrill of the rush.
(Rush, rush, rush).
(You send me right to heaven),
Sweet serial killer,
(I guess I'll see him over).
Do it for the thrill of the rush,
Love you just a little too much, much.
(You send me right to heaven),
Sweet serial killer,
(I guess I'll see him over).
I love you just a little too much,
Love you just a little too much, much.

My black fire's burning bright,
Maybe I'll go out tonight.
We can paint the town
In blue.
I'm so hot, I ignite,
Dancing in the dark and I shine.
Like a light I'm
Luring you.
Sneak up on you, really quiet,
Whisper "Am I what your heart desires?"
I could be your
Ingenue.
Keep you safe and inspired,
Baby, let your fantasies unwind.
We can do what you
Want to do, ooh, ooh.

Baby, I'm a sociopath,
Sweet serial killer.
On the warpath,
'Cause I love you
Just a little too much.
I love you just
A little too much.
(Much, much, much).
You can see me
Drinking cherry cola,
Sweet serial killer.
I left a love note,
Said you know I love,
The thrill of the rush.
You know I love,
The thrill of the rush.
(Rush, rush, rush).
(You send me right to heaven),
Sweet serial killer,
(I guess I'll see him over).
Do it for the thrill of the rush,
Love you just a little too much, much.
(You send me right to heaven),
Sweet serial killer,
(I guess I'll see him over).
I love you just a little too much,
Love you just a little too much, much.
(Just have fun), wanna,
Play you like a game boy.
(Don't want one), what's,
The thrill of the same toy?
La la, la la la, la la,
La la lie down, down.
(Just have fun), wanna,
Play you like a game boy.
(Don't want one), what's,
The thrill of the same toy?
La la, la la la, la la,
La la lie down, down, down.
Ugh.
You can see me
Drinking cherry cola,
Sweet serial killer.
I left a love note,
Said you know I love,
The thrill of the rush.
You know I love,
The thrill of the rush.
(Rush, rush, rush).
(You send me right to heaven),
Sweet serial killer,
(I guess I'll see him over).
Do it for the thrill of the rush,
Love you just a little too much, much.
(You send me right to heaven),
Sweet serial killer,
(I guess I'll see him over).
I love you just a little too much,
Love you just a little too much, much.


Lyrics submitted by foamhands, edited by innfls, rabbitheartedkid

Serial Killer song meanings
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  • +7
    My InterpretationI think it's pretty clear that she's comparing her sexual conquests to serial killings. As a serial killer would get off on murdering someone, she's getting the same kind of satisfaction over these encounters with men. Pretty good song.
    scottdoesntknow628on August 28, 2012   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationI get the feeling that this song is about Lana loving the thrill of the beginning of relationships
    (I left a love note, said you know I love the thrill of the rush You know I love the thrill of the rush)
    but eventually she gets bored and wants a differant guy.
    (Just have fun, wanna play you like a gameboy, I don't want one, lost the thrill of the same toy)
    She knows that it's terrible and all she's doing is hurting people hense the whole "Serial killer" thing.
    (Baby I'm a sociopath, sweet serial killer).
    That's just my interpretation. :)
    beckey12on August 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationOne way to look at this song is for it to be about someone who takes advantage of people and makes them think she's in love with them for fun. She does this to multiple people, and it results in very interesting events.

    The beginning might be her convincing the person that she is in love with them, trying to gain their trust. (Wish I may, wish I might, find my one true love tonight. Do you think that he could be you?)

    The next part, (If I lay really quiet, I know that what I do isn't right, I can't stop what I love to do.) means that when she is alone, she knows that what she does isn't moral and is wrong, but she can't bring herself to stop because she finds it so fun and amusing.

    (So I murder love in the night, watching them fall one by one they fight, do you think you'll love me too, ooh, ooh?) The multiple lovers find out about one another, but using different complex methods, she makes each one think its not her fault. They fight, and so she "murders love in the night", which could refer to either their hearts, or some died in the fight, when they fell.

    (My black fire's burning bright, maybe I'll go out tonight. We can paint the town in blue. I'm so hot, I ignite, dancing in the dark and I shine. Like a light I'm luring you.) Her need to manipulate someone is very strong, so her "black fire" is burning bright. She thinks she will go out tonight and find someone new to quench her need. She is describing herself dancing, and how she is attracting a new man.

    (Sneak up on you, really quiet, whisper "Am I what your heart desires?" I could be your ingenue. Keep you safe and inspired, baby, let your fantasies unwind. We can do what you want to do, ooh, ooh.) She's making him fall in love with her by letting him do what he wants to do with her so he thinks she's the perfect woman.

    (Just have fun), wanna play you like a game boy.
    (Don't want one), what's, the thrill of the same toy?
    La la, la la la, la la, la la lie down, down.) Clearly, she wants to manipulate him. She gets a new man every so often because her "toy" looses it's thrill after a while.

    (Baby, I'm a sociopath, sweet serial killer. On the warpath, 'cause I love you just a little too much. I love you just a little too much.) She is a sociopath, because sociopaths manipulate other's feelings without caring, and she is a serial killer because she kills their hearts, or they die in fights with other men over her.

    (You can see me drinking cherry cola, sweet serial killer. I left a love note, said you know I love the thrill of the rush.) The note could be figurative or literal, about how much she loves the thrill of the lies and challenging herself to lie to the men. She loves the rush as they discover some of the lies and just the general adrenaline from the whole thing.
    9tara_Don July 24, 2015   Link

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