I cut my lip on a jewel-piece eye
Gonna lick and lick it dry
Spit up blood, take another sweet bite
I’ll hold you down and I’ll hold you too tight

Only here on the sleeve of my heart
It’s the hand that makes its mark
See the memories ‘round my neck
Spilling out of my chest saying
Got to be the love of my life

I’m haunted by a holy desire
Put a shadow on an inch of your thigh
Heaven’s such a simple lie
I’ll hold you down and I’ll hold you too tight

I’m gonna soak my hands in milk
Oh the wails, some head like silk
I’m bloody, I’m bloody and dry
‘Cause your heart won’t sing to me
Got to be the love of my life
Got to be the love of my life

Through the passages and through the streets
You whisper to me with a breath of heat
Let’s be strangers in the night
The rest was silence there was no reply
The rest was silence there was no reply
The rest was silence…

She's got to be the love of my life


Lyrics submitted by JJKelsall

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    My InterpretationThis song is interesting, because despite the declaration of the narrator that this girl is the love of their life, the imagery is violent and bloody. In fact, the lyrics also suggest that this is an unrequited love ''your heart won't sing to me' as well as the fact that these people haven't met, 'let's be strangers in the night.'

    I think these instances suggest that the narrator has raped this person, who they think, in their delusion, is the love of their life. The aggressive nature of the song reflects the violence of the lyrics, as well as the frustration the narrator feels as the person is probably trying to resist them.

    As the song quietens down near the end, it is perhaps after the event, and the narrator is possibly trying to win their lover over with tenderness, but the violent passion dominates at the end and takes over, although I feel that this time perhaps, the lover has changed her mind, given 'the rest was silence there was no reply' line.

    A very disturbing song indeed, and I was really surprised to hear this coming from Anna. Nevertheless it works really well and perfectly captures primal, sexual desire at its most visceral.
    JJKelsallon January 26, 2014   Link

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