And what do I do
With the gift you present to me
The one no one else would buy?
They would not accept the filthy premise of your most terrible innocence
So let them say
How you were wild
For what you really were was tender
Yes how you screamed
All through the night
Yet silent tears streamed down through morning light
Most beautiful
My lonely sinner


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Red Velvet Wound song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentMmmm... Sadism?
    Cynothoglyson April 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMust be pertaining to a newborn baby and birth: "They would not accept the filthy premise of your most terrible innocence" and "Yes how you screamed all through the night"

    Not sure what the exact meaning is but it's definitely about a newborn child. Quite beautiful
    a2mzoon November 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlways wondered what this one was about. One of my favorite opening tracks to an album (or more accurately, a disc), ever.
    thunderperfectmindon February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI always thought this was a description of Michael Gira, from Jarboe, the way people see Swans and Michael Gira in general was a pretty negative look, considering their musical style and Michael's actions throughout his time. Probably the line that does actually give anything that would give me the thought of this interpretation is:

    "So let them say
    How you were wild
    For what you really were was tender
    Yes how you screamed
    All through the night
    Yet silent tears streamed down through morning light"
    Borbson August 04, 2016   Link

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