"Lioness" as written by and Jason Molina....
It is for me the eventual truth
Of that look of the lioness to her man across the Nile
It is that look of the lioness to her man across the Nile

want to feel my heart break if it must break in your jaws
Want you to lick my blood off your paws

You can't get her fast enough (x6)
I will swim to you (x4)

Whether you save me
Whether you savage me
Want my last look to be the moon in your eyes
Want my heart to break if it must break in your jaws
Want you to lick my blood off your paws

It is for me the eventual truth
It is that look of the lioness to her man across the Nile (x2)
and you can't get here fast enough (x6)
I will swim to you (repeat)


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"Lioness" as written by Jason Molina

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  • +1
    General CommentFantastic song. I hope the predatory nature of women that Jason Molina's trying to communicate comes across.
    evilfishmanon September 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just found this song.

    I think it's about putting your trust in somebody so implicitly because you love them, that no matter what might happen to you in their hands - like if they break your heart... then it's like, if he was going to get his heart broken, he'd want it to be by her.

    "whether you save you me
    whether you savage me "


    or... actually... thinking about it...


    "wanna feel my heart break if it must break in your jaws"

    could also mean that his heart WILL be broken in her (metaphorical, presumably) jaws, and if it happens, he wants to be able to feel it. dunno quite what that would mean...
    Bohemianon May 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wish I was a lioness...
    milk_and_honeyon February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshit I love this song so much
    menaceon August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think it's necessarily about the predatory nature of women. In general men really are more predatory. I like to think he's talking about a specific "lioness" and it's more a comment on her than all of women.
    aoeuhntson December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough I guess the whole album has quite a theme of predatory women so I guess it's probably about women in general.
    aoeuhntson December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid you ever think he was speaking literally? Maybe he actually has sexual fantasies about lionesses and he wants to try to engage in sexual intercourse with one but he is afraid he will be torn apart.

    If you don't think that's what he's writing about, then you're probably right. I don't think that's what he is writing about either, but it would be interesting if it was.
    Sepulchraveon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah he's definitely talking about getting it on with a lioness.
    high fidelityon February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song is about methamphetimines.
    some folk musicianon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard Mr. Molina gets angry if you request him to play this at his shows. Does anyone know anything about this?
    pac43764on December 27, 2005   Link

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