"Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) " as written by Odd Martin Skaalnes and Aurora Aksnes....
Five, four, three, two, one
Five, four, three, two, one

He holds the gun against my head
I close my eyes and bang I am dead
I know he knows that he’s killing me for mercy

And here I go
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
And here I go
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

He holds my body in his arms
He didn't mean to do no harm
And he holds me tight

Oh, he did it all to spare me from the awful things in life that comes
And he cries and cries
I know he knows that he’s killing me for mercy

And here I go
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
And here I go
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

He holds my body in his arms
He didn't mean to do no harm
And he cries and cries

He did it all to spare me from the awful things in life that comes
And he cries and cries

Five, four, three, two, one
Five, four, three, two, one

Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah
Five, four, three, two, one
Five, four, three, two, one
Five, four, three, two, one
The gun is gone
And so am I
And here I go


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"Murder Song" as written by Odd Martin Skaalnes Aurora Aksnes

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, ROLF BUDDE MUSIKVERLAG GMBH

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    Song MeaningI think there is no methaphore hidden in this song, and that's the beautiful thing about it.

    When I listen to it I just imagine a man shooting his... daughter maybe? Because he feels the world is too ugly and he doesn't want her to suffer, but then he regrets doing it and cries because she's gone.

    I think you could sum up the story with the lines "he did it all to spare me from the awful things in life that comes and he cries and cries"
    Luciawwon May 20, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the lyrics are metaphorical.

    "The gun is gone
    And so am I
    And here I go"

    The person narrating the story doesn't really die in the end. "Here I go" suggests that she is still alive even though a part of her is "gone." The murder therefore is figurative and symbolic--not literal.

    Aurora said that the songs in the album are about "bad experiences." If you ask me this song is about sex and the lost of innocence:

    "He holds the gun against my head
    I close my eyes and bang I am dead
    ...
    He holds my body in his arms
    He didn't mean to do no harm
    And he holds me tight"

    The line "I close my eyes" is very important. See the lyrics of her song "Through the Eyes of a Child."

    Closing her eyes = Losing the eyes of a child
    UtterMundaneon June 05, 2017   Link

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