The first thing i remember you were walking away
You were singing something gentle in the fade
The next thing i remember i nearly pushed you off the stage
i pretended not to be afraid

I played the fool
I played the drowning man
I will play your heroine
I know the rules
You wrote them on my veins
I will play your heroine

I'm calling from the border of another nameless state
I am sitting on the steps of our mistake
I will bring you postcards of everything that's gray
I will draw your smile on my slate

I said i loved you
I said i needed you but baby i was wrong
Well that was sunday
And now it's Wednesday and i'm feeling strong

Memory's a lover trying to tell you thatshe's late
Memory's a silent second take
She will drink the poison if you put it in you cup
She will touch your eyes and never stop

Lyrics submitted by kooky_girl32ca

Heroine song meanings
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    General CommentHeroine - as in a female hero or the drug? Hmm...
    Cranberriedon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised there aren't more comments for this song.

    I absolutely love the line: "Memory's a lover trying to tell you that she's late" There's something so poignant and yet abstract about it.

    If you look at this song from a straight-forward point of view, it seems to be about a relationship that has gone wrong. She's saying that she's been fooled by him in the past and their relationship hasn't been perfect, but she's agreeing to stay with him (be his heroine, or leading lady.)

    I like how "heroine" (female protagonist) can be misheard as "heroin" (drug) and some of the hints at the effects or drugs and addictions in the song (most notably "I know the rules // You wrote them on my veins.") I don't really think this song is about drugs. It seems more like the possible allusions to drugs are meant more to represent a possible addictive quality to the relationship, or possibly to compare the effects of the relationship to the effects of drug use.

    Anyhoo, that's how I see it.
    spazzie8peaon August 24, 2010   Link

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