"Mirrors" as written by and Emma Louise Lobb....
Hair curled honey
Down to your backbone
Wake up sunny
Where did your clothes go?

Spider and web you sew
Sew him your words
And hands on crossed legs
You bend
Bend to be heard

And eyes off of my love
Claws on claws in water
And keep the skin under your dress
It's only yours to play with
And you know I'm not a fighter
So glue your arms to your side

You want love, love
You want love, love

And windows, foggy
Pressed in your lipstick
Legs up to your neck
Covered in plastic
And all you want is some loving
Sin on skin only skin

But eyes off of my love
Claws on claws in water
And keep the skin under your dress
It's only yours to play with
And you know I'm not a fighter
So glue your arms to your side

You want love, love
You want love, love

And dragons in my spine
Breathing words of fire
And fear on lips my guns are held
To the skin he felt and hands she held, oh

Now eyes off of my love
Claws on claws in water
And keep the skin under your dress
It's only yours to play with
And you know I'm not a fighter
So glue your arms to your side

You want love, love
You want love, love


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    My InterpretationLove this song. The vibe I get from the lyrics is that Emma is singing about a girl who is attracted to her boyfriend. Perhaps the girl was an ex ("And fear on lips my guns are held, to the skin he felt and hands she held"). It's like this girl keeps flirting or hitting on him, and spending time with him and the singer feels threatened ("eyes off of my love / you know I'm not a fighter"). She's trying to tell the girl to back off ("keep the skin under your dress, it's only yours to play with" (ie not his to play with)).
    It resonates with me particularly because a good friend of mine's boyfriend has been spending a lot of time with his ex, and his ex seems to keep trying to push her way in. It's frustrating because my friend deserves so much better and her boyfriend is completely oblivious.

    Hard to say what Emma was going for when she wrote this song.
    60_miles_an_houron March 27, 2013   Link

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