"A Little Death" as written by Jesse James Rutherford, Jeremy Freedman, Zachary Abels, Bryan Sammis, Mike Margott and Emile Haynie....
Vacancy was lit, the guests were checking in
The concierge was cold,
The water pipes had mold all over them
The room was fit for two,
The bed was left in ruins
The neighbor was knocking, yeah
But no one would let him in

Touch me, yeah
I want you to touch me there
Make me feel like I am breathing
Feel like I am human

Dancing through the night
A vodka and a sprite
A glimpse of the silhouettes
A night that they never forget

Touch me, yeah
I want you to touch me there
Make me feel like I am breathing
Feel like I am human

Touch me, yeah
I want you to touch me there
Make me feel like I am breathing
Feel like I am human

She sought death on a queen-sized bed
And he had said, "Darling, your looks can kill,
So now you’re dead."

Touch me, yeah
I want you to touch me there
Make me feel like I am breathing
Feel like I am human

Touch me, yeah
I want you to touch me there
Make me feel like I am breathing
Feel like I am human, again


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"Little Death" as written by Emile Haynie Bryan Sammis

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  • +9
    My OpinionI don't think it is just about sex. From the lines, "make me feel like I am breathing, make me feel like I am human.", it's releasing all your stress and care in the world into a very passionate affair. About not caring where you are, but making the best of it and ignoring all things around you. Drowning all your sorrows, cares and worries into a great orgasm.
    From the lines, "The neighbor was knocking, yeah. But no one would let him in" it makes it sound like it is a secrecy romance. Especially how they looked at each other before entering the room, and then how she pulled her face to her when she was worried about the knocking. Which would make complete sense considering they are lesbians, and by the way they are dressed they seem like people with big roles in a company, church, or society in general.
    They do NOT look at each other like they are just there to fuck, they look at each other with passion and sexual frustration as if they wanted to do this since they met or so.
    In French "a little death" does mean orgasm. "She sought death on a queen sized bed, he had said darling your looks can kill and now you're dead" Almost makes it sound as if one of them had been in a relationship with a man that could never make her orgasm because she didn't feel right with him as she did with a woman.
    So, no, I don't believe it is just about sex. I believe it is about two people expressing their love for each other in private where no one could bother them and no one was allowed to watch.
    That's my interpretation of the song.
    Bribabyon December 13, 2013   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningYou're probably thinking the same thing as everyone else that's listened to this song. The title "A Little Death" has nothing to do with the lyrics, unless you know french.
    The French often refer to an orgasm as "Le petite mort", or in English "The Little Death." The song is obviously about sex, and if you watched the music video, it's two girls doing oral in a hotel room. So there's really no special meaning, but it's a beautiful song.
    jadem15on May 23, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionAlthough the song is titled "A Little Death", which is referred as an orgasm by the French, it doesn't have to be only about sex. Sure you can see it that way, or you see it as an emotional craving.

    When he sings the chorus, "Touch me, yeah/ I want you to touch me there/ Make me feel like I am breathing/ Feel like I am human", he sings it with a sensual and sultry voice that shows how much that person feels towards the one they're with, or the person they want to be with.

    It doesn't necessarily have to mean that it's about lesbians having sex, that was only a video. Most videos are just to show some part of the song or to show an expression. The song can be about someone wanting the person so much that they're practically pleading them to "..touch me there".

    Obviously part of the first verse, "The room was fit for two,/ The bed was left in ruins/ The neighbor was knocking, yeah/ But no one would let him in" means that two people were together, hence the "bed was left in ruins" and no one answered the neighbor who was knocking.

    "Dancing through the night/ A vodka and a sprite/ A glimpse of the silhouettes/ A night that they never forget", both were having a good time, I guess, and it turned out to be a night they would never forget. A night of love, passion, and of course sex.

    The verse, "She sought death on a queen-sized bed/ And he had said, "Darling, your looks can kill,/ So now you're dead." means that the woman "found death", or had an orgasm, on a queen-sized bed. One that was unforgettable since now she's dead.

    Now on to the chorus, which is shown multiple times. It says, "Touch me, yeah/ I want you to touch me there/ Make me feel like I am breathing/ Feel like I am human". The person reveals a longing deep inside, showing their lust for that particular lover whom they're with. "Make me feel like I am breathing/ Feel like I am human", this part expresses that the person feels alive and important when they're being touched intimately by the person they love. They feel like they exist, like they're finally able to feel. Like a human should.
    Ashlexaon August 20, 2014   Link

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