"Electric Light" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
The beauty of her, under electric light
The beauty of her, under electric light
Tears my heart out every time

Dawn there waiting, right outside
Dawn there waiting, right outside
She tears my heart out every time

Siren rising across the sky
Sirens rising across the sky
Tears my heart out every time


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"Electric Light" as written by Polly Harvey

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    General Commenti love this song. it has such a creepy feel to it. it seems like it's about prostitution; electric light could be the light omitting from a streetlamp. she looks beautiful, but it's tears the narrator's heart out because he job is so dangerous/immoral/etc. dawn could either mean a woman named dawn, waiting outside, or the dawn itself, ready to reclaim the girl. sirens are alluring and cause harm, saying that, perhaps, the dawn brings an alluring danger?
    bruisevioleton December 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit, not it's; her, not he.

    there. all better.
    bruisevioleton December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the girl in the song is being stalked and is eventually murdered ("sirens rising").
    fishbellyfaceon April 20, 2010   Link

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