"Hair" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Samson
The strength
That's in
Your arms
Oh, to be
Your stunning
Bride

Samson
Your hair
Glistening
Like sun
Oh, would
That it
Were mine

Samson
Your hair
That's in
My hands
I'll keep
It safe
You're mine
You're mine

He said "wait"
Said "wait"
"Delilah, my babe"
"Delilah, my babe"
Said "wait"
Said "wait"
"Delilah my babe"
"Delilah my babe"
Said "wait"
Said "wait"
"Delilah my babe"
"You lied in my face"
"You cut off my hair"
"You lied in my bed"

Samson
You'll stay
With your 'lilah
I hold you in
My hands
Yeah
Your hairy strength
My man
My man

He said "wait"
Said "wait"
"Delilah my babe"
"Delilah my babe"
Said "wait"
Said "wait"
"Delilah my babe"
"Delilah my babe"
He said "wait"
Said "wait"
"Delilah my babe"
"Delilah my babe"
Said "wait"
Said "wait"
"Delilah my babe"
"You lied in my face"
"You cut off my hair"
"You lied in my bed"


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"Hair" as written by Polly Harvey

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  • +1
    General Commentobvious reference to the whole samson and delilah thing. in a way it's sort of turning the whole "power to the she-ple" thing that she seems to be supporting so heavily. in this case the woman is portrayed, forgive the bluntness, as the enemy.
    pumkinhedon January 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso delilah's motives seem to be more desire for samson and to have him as hers rather than hate, which I think is an interesting twist.

    When samson discovers what delilah's done, he chucks a shit and says some pretty nasty stuff. Its interesting to get both views.
    amberbreathon January 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPJ Harvey has denied feminism... she doesn't believe gender should make a difference in terms of music.
    I agree with amberbreath-- it seems she cuts his hair off not as an expression of hatred, but of wanting to have Sampson as hers and only hers.
    feel me loudon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI guess you can understand it as if she wanted him to be only hers, or as if she wanted to kill his ego, his male power, domination. I think the other meaning is more plausible.
    Scrabble_Lifeon February 02, 2008   Link

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