you said you hate yourself
so let me feed you strawberries
off a plate I bought from a widow
who was selling her husbands things

and we'll see if you still hate yourself

if you still hate yourself
I'll eat you out for an hour in your room
cause I love giving head

if you still hate yourself
we'll cut ourselves and swallow
chunks of broken glass
I don't care about finishing college

I'll buy the biggest tv
that my credit card allows me we'll
watch the food network for the rest of our lives


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Salvia Plath song meanings
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    General CommentSalvia Plath, Teen Suicide, Julia Brown, Starry Cat....Sam is a musical genius.

    The last lines make me laugh :)
    AntiGravityTapeson November 24, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the meaning of this song is amplified by the low quality of the audio. I think it's supposed to be a recording a man makes for either a close female friend or girlfriend who is very very depressed. He continually says ways that he'll try to help her if she hates herself and they all reflect a deep understanding of the ways of depression, that maybe she can only lay there and do nothing until the feeling passes, if it ever does. He'll feed her strawberries (not sure the significance of the widow, potentially just to emphasize the melancholy but it could be more), go down on her to give her physical comfort. The broken glass is saying he'll bring himself to the same point as her and they could go through it together, if that's what she wants. He'll quit college and just sit and watch TV with her until she feels alive again. I really was thrown off by the audio quality at first, but I think it makes the song even more impactful because it feels like something a regular guy recorded for someone he loves, whether platonically or romantically, to tell her he will do whatever it is she needs and it's okay for her to not be okay right now, even if she hates herself, he'll stay with her and weather the storm.
    user54321on July 14, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i heard this song the audio quality bothered me, but once i got passed that and read the lyrics i was pretty blown away! It was the first of their songs i had listened to and i was really impressed with the lyrics
    this could have honestly just been a poem, but the music really does bring it alive
    skyevereston July 21, 2015   Link

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