"Legs" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Oh you're divine
Oh you're divine
Oh, oh, did I tell you you're divine
Oh, oh, oh did I ever when you were alive
Did it hurt when you bled
Did it, oh lover boy I'll feed the head
I'll bet you never thought I'd try
Your mouth my love was open wide
Singing oh you were going to be my life
Damn it oh, oh you were going to be my life
Did you sing happy day
Singing it
Sing it that time I went away
Got to ease my aching head
Do you know
No other way cut off your legs oh

Oh,
Did you ever wish me dead
Oh lover boy I'll feed the head
No you must no you must not go away
How will you ever walk again
And I, I might as well be dead
But I could kill you instead


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"Legs" as written by Polly Harvey

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  • +2
    General Commentnow this is taking control in a relationship. DIG
    pumkinhedon January 26, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentShe feels hopeless, she's tried so hard but he still doesn't appreciate her for who she is or love her and she loves him even though he doesn't feel the same.

    "And I, I might as well be dead
    But I could kill you instead..." ~ She loves him and hates him at the same time because he doesn't care and she cares too much.
    sugarshockon January 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBasically, she cuts off this guy's legs so he can't leave her.
    Chloe le Fayon July 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And I, I might as well be dead
    But I could kill you instead..."

    She thinks that her lover leaving her would completely kill her. However, if she kills him first, then he can't leave her, and she thinks this alternative will protect herself from being emotionally destroyed by him.
    dutch618on September 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe chopped of his legs so that he couldn't leave her. "did it hurt when you bled?" "no you must not go away, how will you ever walk again?"
    cocinelleon May 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpj harvey rocks!
    Maerajon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kinda reminds me of the film "Misery". That hobbling scene...ouch.

    Anyway, great track. I just love the way she shouts "Dammit!", haha.
    Flummoxed27on January 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think its about someone who is totally in love with this guy, and they want to be with him, and imagine having a life with him and getting married and all that. But when they confront the guy about how they feel, he doesn't feel the same way, so suddenly all of the persons dreams are shattered. They then cut off his legs so that he can't leave, but he eventually ends up dying.
    It could also be about a couple in a relationship, and the guy is trying to leave but his partner wont let him, and cuts off his legs.
    LoudSilenceson July 31, 2015   Link

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