"(She's a) Universal Emptiness" as written by and Michael Rolfe Gira....
And She Sits There By The Wall
Making Holes Where I Just Stood
And Her Hands They Touch Her Face
Like Her Face Is Made Of Wood
And She Holds On To A Memory
Of Something I Never Said
But She Still Can't Quite Remember
If My Eyes Are Blue Or Dead
She's The Mother Of Us All
She's The Victim Of My Sadness
And The More She Tries To Know It
The More She'll Never FIll It
She's A Universal Emptiness
A Universal Emptiness
She's A Universal Emptiness
And A Total Lack Of Faith
And I Saw Her Once Before
Down On Her Bended Knees
Through A Window Of The Church At Night
Confessing To The Broken Priest
She Is Holy, As All Women Are
And She Suffers Like A Saint
Yeah She Touched My Hand With Cruelty
But I Was Punished Far Too Late
She's The Mother Of Us All
She's The Victim Of My Sadness
And The More She Tries To Know It
The More She'll Never FIll It
She's A Universal Emptiness
A Universal Emptiness
She's A Universal Emptiness
And A Total Lack Of Faith



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"(She's A) Universal Emptiness" as written by Michael Rolfe Gira

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  • +1
    General CommentI disagree with the comment below. This is one of my personal favorite Swans songs. I love Michael's delivery here. I think this one is about a woman with no faith in anything, and is simply negative to all. This is a pretty weird song, since the lyrics seem sort of Christian, but Swans are not a Christian band. A spiritual band, but not Christian.
    bjbpon January 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, and this ends with "she's the last mistake we make!"
    Cynothoglyson February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe's a universal emptiness the meaning is in the title. she!!!! meaning religion.she's the last mistake we make. from an old cutting I found.
    paulcanham1on April 10, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General CommentSwans are one of my favorite bands ever, but I have to say that these are some of the worst lyrics Michael Gira has ever, ever penned.
    owennnnnnnnnnon January 01, 2006   Link

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