"Judas My Heart" as written by Tanya Donelly and Tom Gorman....
Where I live
There's a blanket of gauze and it covers the scars
Of the drunks who are hungry as ever
Where I live
There's a blanket of sighs and it covers the stars
In my heart, I'm as hungry as ever

This is the room where we met
Where I live
There's a lady who walks everywhere on her hands
Doesn't trust where her feet want to take her
(Not in here)
This is the room where we met
(Not in here)
This is the dress I had on
This is not the moment you fear
When you wake up and no one is there

Low hangs the moon inside this room
So that I'm a witness when you Judas my heart
Judas my heart

Where I live
There's a blanket of sighs and it covers the stars
In my heart, I'm as hungry as ever
Where I live
I'm afraid that I walk everywhere on my hands
I don't trust where my feet want to take me
(Not in here)
This is the room where we met
(Not in here)
This is the dress I had on
This is not the moment I fear
I say "I" 'stead of "she" now you're here

Low hangs the moon inside my room
So that I'm a witness when you Judas my heart
Judas my heart

Can I get a witness when you do this to my heart again?
Can I get a witness when you Judas my heart again?
Where I live there's a lady who walks everywhere on her hands
just like me
Doesn't trust where her feet want to take her again
And her feet want to take her again
She loves me
Yeah, yeah, yeah


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"Judas My Heart" as written by Tom Gorman Tanya Donelly

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    My InterpretationLike most belly songs, this one is very difficult to interpret. Here's my best crack:

    "Judas" is used here as a verb meaning "betray" (Judas betrays Jesus in the bible).

    The singer has been been hurt and abused and so she's closed herself off to protect herself. I think "the scars of the drunks" means her scars caused by drunks in her life. She's covered the scars with a "blanket of gauze" and a "blanket of sighs."

    Then she talks about a lady that "walks everywhere on her hands, doesn't trust where her feet want to take her." This is an allegory for not trusting yourself and not trusting your instincts. "This is the room where we met." In other words, this is the state I was in when you came into my life. She's crippled by the fear of "that moment" when you "wake up and no one is there." That is to say, the fear of being hurt again. "Judas my heart" means "betray me."

    The key twist in the song, I think, is when she changes the words to
    **I'm** afraid that **I** walk everywhere on **my** hands,
    **I** don't trust where **my** feet want to take **me**.

    Then a few lines later:

    I say, "I" 'stead of "she."
    Now you're here.

    Once she recognizes that SHE is the lady that walks everywhere on her hands she can open up and let the person in. Instead of waking up and "no one is there," it's "Now you're here."

    Beautiful song with a wonderfully crafted message.
    iguanadon55on February 01, 2009   Link

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