"Toes" as written by and David Bayley....
Put your hand down, boy
Welcome to my zoo
Put your head inside
My big black wild while
I can still help you

See the snake-baboon
Funky, chic and smooth
Honey can you spy
The divine ape-swine
'Cause he can see you

I'm a man, I'm a twisted fool
My hands are twisted, too
Five fingers to black hooves
I'm a man, don't spin me a lie
Got toes and I can smile
I'm crooked but upright

And all I ever want
Is just a little love
I said in purrs under the palms
And all I ever want is breaking me apart
I said to the thing that I once was

I'm a man, I'm a twisted fool
My hands are twisted too
Five fingers to black hooves
I'm a man, don't spin me a lie
Got toes and I can smile
I'm crooked but upright

To the left now, boy
Underneath the moon
By the thick tan sand
And the tall thin grass
One more thing for you

See the distant flume
In the sleepy dunes
Makes my nerves clench close
And my bones go cold
When I see that room

And all I ever want
Is just a little love
I set in birds into the pond
And all I ever want
Is breaking me apart

I'm a man, I'm a twisted fool
My hands are twisted too
Five fingers, to black hooves
I'm a man, don't spin me a lie
Got toes and I can smile
I'm crooked but upright


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"Toes" as written by David Bayley

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    My InterpretationI think the lyrics refer to mans animal desires and the beguiling approach to seduction thats clearly visible to other men. "See the snake-baboon Funky, chic and smooth Honey can you spy, The divine ape-swine Cause he can see you."

    Asking whether she can see what he sees. Then the chorus
    I'm a man, I'm a twisted fool
    My hands are twisted, too

    explaining how he sees how mans behviour is almost devlish
    Five fingers to black hooves
    Again being a man with wicked desires hooves like the devil

    I'm a man, don't spin me a lie
    Got toes and I can smile
    I'm crooked but upright

    again talking about how men know how men think, dont lie i know whats really going on

    just my thoughts
    grassy1175on April 04, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is about a boy coming of age and to terms with his sexuality. (dipping his toes in)

    The narrator is his devil consciousness. (the angel/devil duality).

    The song begins with humming that alludes to slave spirituals. This seems to indicate the subject's slavery to his sexuality.

    The boy realizes that as a man, his desires are devilish or even twisted and evil.
    Even as he watches and interacts with women he must hide his wild and evil intentions and desires. He says he's after a little love, but in reality he is tempted to love by the possibility he can satisfy the monster inside of him.

    Briefly put, it's about devilish lust. The duality of masculine sexual desire. Having to be a chivalrous gentlemen outwardly, but a twisted wild animal inside. And more than anything, hiding that from the world.

    Another way this can be viewed is as an ode to kinky SDM.

    In that version the narrator is a Dom showing a new boy/man to the lifestyle.
    Without explaining in more detail than is publicly appropriate, there are a number of ways this explanation fits more readily. Though the specific details are incredibly explicit so I won't get into them.

    If you like this song, just know it's overtly sexual and there's no doubt that it discusses extreme lust.
    attrezzoon February 15, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this means it shows us that our own desires aren't what we even understand. I see the song as someone who sees something he desires but understands that his concept of love is flawed, hes a man, a twisted fool. His hands are twisted (they've done dispicable things) five fingers (as you see them) but my intentions are evil, cause im only man.
    All I ever want is love and all I ever want is breaking me apart. Im a man dont spin me a lie, got toes and I can smile. (You see me for the intentions I am showing). Im crooked but upright (I you see me as a good person, but im evil).

    I think the song shows us who we really are when we get rid of the BS and admit that we want what we want and no one is going to tell us different.
    rblaeholderon September 28, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics here are probably incorrect. "Five fingers to black hooves" doesn't make much sense, considering it implies a transformation of one human hand into hooves (plural) It makes much more sense heard as "Five fingers, two black hooves" Implying that he has five on one hand, but also has a pair of hooves, which he presumably walks on.
    PJ277on November 20, 2017   Link

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