"Hatchet" as written by and Daniel Thomas Griffiths/ Darius Francais Keeler/ H. Martin....
If I had a hatchet it would be yours to have
'Cause your decapitating habits feel a little bit orgasmic
If I gave you a hatchet it would be yours to have
I kind of like the feeling when you stab me in the back
Every time I see you
Look me in the eye
I look straight back
'Cause a part of me will die
If I had a hatchet
It would be yours to have
No amount of pain would ever stop me coming back

If I had a pistol
It would be yours to have
You could shoot me in the head blow a whole in my back
If I gave you a pistol I wouldn't need it back
You could aim between my eyes and I'd still be yours to have
Every time I see you
I've got the urge to cry
I'm holding back the tears
'Cause I know the reason why
If I had a pistol
It would be yours to have
No amount of pain would ever stop me coming back
To you

If I had an army
It would be yours to reign
People think I'm crazy but the pain is worth the pain
If I gave you an army
It would be your command
Kick me in the ground break both my hands
Every time you hurt me
I want you even more
I'll never win the battle and I'll never win the war
If I had an army
It would be yours to have
No amount of pain would ever stop me coming back
To you

Every time I see you
Look me in the eye
I look straight back
'Cause a part of me will die
If I had a hatchet
It would be yours to have
No amount of pain would ever stop me coming back
To you

Bound to you
Bound to you
Bound to you
I'm bound to you


Lyrics submitted by BadTime, edited by DonReba

"Hatchet" as written by Darius Francais Keeler Daniel Thomas Griffiths

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    My InterpretationI think it's about inconditional love even if something it hurs very much. Very nice song, Archive is the best unknown band in North America ever ! Please come to Montréal !
    QuebecGuyon January 10, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me the song is about guilt.

    Deep, irrepresible guilt and the desire to expiate a fault.

    "Every time I see you
    I've got the urge to cry
    I'm holding back the tears
    'Cause I know the reason why"

    She now that he commit a terrible act and think that she must pay but the punishement don't come.

    The videoclip suggest someone incapacitated or in coma that she come to visite relentlessly.
    The tape with a sort of cardiogram record, a hand on a chair with a tube...

    She look at his eyes and expect a reaction but nothing come and their guilt are worst that any imaginable pain.
    Like used to say "No worse hell that the one prepared by ourself".

    What is the fault ?
    A accident that she survived ?
    An argument that turn terrible wrong ?
    A suicide after a separation ?

    At the end the fire consume all and she look at the scene.
    At the background we hear a sound like a lifesupport alert and the "cardiogram" become flat.

    Have she decided to put her lover out of his misery ?
    Maybe.

    She remain with his own hell of unpaid guilt...

    Moving song and hard theme.
    One of the best of Archive.
    StellaQuestoron May 15, 2017   Link

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