I'm Electra, I'm Electra Heart
Only living, living in the dark
Lights, they blind me

Can we go back, go back to the start?
Where the holy father made his mark
Lights, they blind me
Can we go back?

Lights, they blind me

For forgiveness, you could always pray
That the sickness, it could go away
Lights, they blind me

At the altar, would you pay the price?
Would you give your, would you give your life?
Lights, they blind me
For forgiveness

Lights, they blind me
Lights, they blind me
Lights, they blind me


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    My InterpretationThis song is about the death of Marina's character, Electra Heart. She goes through a series of transformations in four archetypes: the Idle Teen, the Primadonna, the Housewife, the Homewrecker, and the Heartbreaker. From what I can tell, this song goes through every one of them.

    "I'm Electra, I'm Electra Heart
    Only living, living in the dark
    Lights, they blind me"

    This concept of light and dark is featured in many songs on the album. She once craved the attention of the Limelight in Primadonna, and now loathes it. In Lies, she romances in the dark with men who don't love her.

    "Can we go back, go back to the start?
    Where the holy father made his mark"

    In Teen Idle, Electra feels suicidal; and in Fear & Loathing she wants to "touch the edge of greatness". Combined with the above lyric, it makes me think she wishes she'd never been born to make all the mistakes she has made.

    "At the altar, would you pay the price?
    Would you give your, would you give your life?"

    As stated before, Electra Heart goes through four archetypes. She could be remorseful of portraying the "perfect housewife" which had killed her inner Idle Teen, Primadonna, and Heartbreaker.
    rahrahrah08on February 23, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not sure, but for me it seems like some kind of bride that is starting to second-guess her wedding in benefit of some forbidden paramour. Or perhaps a paramour herself in the wedding of his lover, speaking to him (or her, it'd also make a lot of sense), demanding that the marriage is called off. I'm based on the lines "At the altar, would you pay the price?" and "holy father". Also, Electra is widely known as a woman who had a forbidden love affair, "Electra Heart" may be understood as "Heart like Electra's"
    pkgarcia0on January 17, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not sure, but for me it seems like some kind of bride that is starting to second-guess her wedding in benefit of some forbidden paramour. Or perhaps a paramour herself in the wedding of his lover, speaking to him (or her, it'd also make a lot of sense), demanding that the marriage is called off. I'm based on the lines "At the altar, would you pay the price?" and "holy father". Also, Electra is widely known as a woman who had a forbidden love affair, "Electra Heart" may be understood as "Heart like Electra's"
    pkgarcia0on January 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song got illegally put on ITunes in Australia and other countries too :0
    I downloaded it....
    Before I realized it was a hacker!
    I was thinking, "What is she doing self-releasing this song"
    And it was on Jan 3, so long after the Electra Heart era had finished.
    ElectraHeart2000on January 19, 2014   Link

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