"Savage" as written by Annie Lennox and David Allan Stewart....
Words of power are killing me
While the sun displays its teeth.
All mockery is laughing
All violence is cheap.

She said,
"These are my guns
These are my furs
This is my living room."
"You can play with me there sometimes
If you catch me in the mood."

You savage

She said,
"I have this unhappiness
To wear around my neck."
"It's a pretty piece of jewelery
To show what I protect."

She said,
"Everything is fiction
All cynic to the bone."
"So don't ask me to stay with you
Don't ask to see me home."

You savage

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"Savage" as written by David Allan Stewart Annie Lennox

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    My OpinionNo comments? This is one of my favorite Eurythmics songs and it's certainly one of their more under-rated ones. Lennox's eerie repetition of the song's title throughout, Stewart's unforgettable guitar, and the slightly spooky, seemingly ethereal fade out to the song's end combine to form a great piece of 1980s pop. While this album (titled the same as this song) was not the group's strongest, this piece, along with "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart", "Shame", and "I Need a Man" create some of the groups best later work.
    tad482on February 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think song meanings can and should differ from person to person but this is what I think:

    While the sun displays its teeth.

    It refers to a person who is so emotionally tired that she cannot process input any more. The bright happy sun is too much. She wants silence and darkness.

    She said, "These are my ...."

    She is in a position of wealth but does not disfruit it.

    "You can play with me there sometimes, If you catch me in the mood."

    You can have sex with me, but I do not want to be in a relationship any more.

    Savage. = Both the person who hurt her and the other person she uses for sex.

    She said,"I have this unhappiness..."

    Referring so a trauma and the reason she cannot be in a relation.

    "So don't ask me to stay with you Don't ask to see me home."

    Don't start a relation with me, do not enter my world.

    Yes my explanation refers to my condition, of course.
    MarcWon July 31, 2017   Link

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