Petit Mort, i asked you for an answer
Petit Mort, i sang until you slept
Petit Mort, you took yourself, you bastard
Petit Mort, now sleeping's all that's left

you took apart the sympathetic angle
when you catered to the bitterness inside
aligned yourself with depths I couldn't handle
a million daily deaths before you die

gathered a bouquet
roses and posies
and straightened my tie
when I got there, you were nowhere i could find

through layer after layer of subconscious
i hunted for a reason in the woods
i tore apart the map and started backwards
i couldn't picture living there for good

i left you there to finish setting fires
i left you there to propagate your lie
i left you there cos honey, I was tired
i left you but that doesn't make it right

i remember your bedroom
ivy and clover
you kept me alive
knives drawn, the butcher world waited outside

Petit Mort, i asked you for an answer
Petit Mort, i sang until you slept
Petit Mort, you took yourself, you bastard
Petit Mort, now sleeping's all that's left


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    My InterpretationThe term 'petite mort' literally means 'little death' although it is also used by the French as a meaning for orgasm. This song seems to be about a lover who has left the person and their absence seems almost as if it is a death. The singer made mistakes that drove their lover away bitterly, and now they are mourning over their breakup as if it was a death.
    sarahoon October 07, 2015   Link
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    General CommentFor what it's worth, Petite Mort literally means "little death," but it's used as a French term for orgasm.
    rawrroseon October 16, 2012   Link

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