"Hook" as written by and Michael Harvey....
I was blind I was lame
I was nothing 'til you came
You said babe make you sing
Make you feel like some queen
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line

And rolled in like him back
With a halo of deep black
'Til my love made me gag
Called him daddy take my hand
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Good Lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line

I'm hooked
I'm too far
Oh beautiful

I'm bound and I'm lame
Life is nothing with his chain
Daddy wait she can't sing
She can't feel she's no queen
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Good Lord he hooked me
We are untied


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"Hook" as written by Polly Harvey

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    General Commenti think that the character, kathleen, was sweet talked by a man, thus, "hooked," like a fish. (perhaps she's insinuating that she's going to be ruined by the expireince, much like the fish will die for consumption.)

    i guess the usage of hook/hooked could show addiction. perhaps she's addicted to this man because he said so many sweet things. the sweet things he said, of course, are proven to be false, when it's pointed out that kathleen can't sing and isn't a queen. the man simply said things to sleep with her (nothing left but his stain).

    his stain could either be left physically on the sheets, or it could be an emotional or pyschological stain. he might stain her thinking or self esteem.

    love this song, love this woman.
    bruisevioleton February 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcontemplator.com/america/…

    ...pretty sure I fucking love everything about pj's artwork
    AlecsPenon April 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan't believe there's been no comments on this.
    one of my favorite songs of hers. don't ask me what it's about though.
    SWRJoneson March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand rode in - barking mad
    TEMPT my love... make me gag!
    fishbellyfaceon April 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHmm... I'm thinking there's reference to The Phantom of the Opera. Heroine's name is Kathleen, and during one song the Phantom tells her to keep singing, and sing higher. If you look at the lyrics to a lot of the songs, he does quite a bit of sweet-talking. This could be some kind of alternate-ending to the story or a different interpretation.

    I love the way she references literature and works and things that already exist when she writes her songs.
    fast_as_you_canon December 26, 2012   Link

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