"Off Your Face" as written by and Kevin/butcher Shields....
Hate
Pretend that I
Adore you

Hate
What do you take me
For you

Cry-baby
Shame
You're in love
With the game
Swallow the pain
Nothing else will remain

Hate
What I will do is
Scar you

Hate
Don't say I didn't
Warn you

Cry-baby
Shame
You're in love
With the game
Riding away
And then
Care-free again


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"Off Your Face" as written by Kevin Shields Bilinda Butcher

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song has a drama spirit that I have never found on any other work of art. It's just painfully beautiful the way the speaker confesses the emptiness of his/her love.
    The dark side of this song (which is even in its sound) is that I don't think this monologue is conscious nor explicit. More than something the speaker is saying, it seems like something the speaker knows, but is not willing to accept. In fact, it's an attitude very few people are willing to recognize (but which, sadly, exists in a lot of persons).
    The falsehood and deceit which are hidden in the supossed love of this character are beyond humanity, close to psychopathy, because he/she actually enjoys the charade.

    When I think I could encounter someone who sings this song, I get shivers down my spine.
    Alienoon December 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just see this as a break-up song. The singer addresses the fact the she "hates" hating people. She is talking to Hate like a person.

    the part:

    "Cry-baby
    Shame
    You're in love
    With the game"

    I believe references the fact that the game is love. Some relationships work, some dont. But either way there is someone to love.

    "Swallow the pain
    Nothing else will remain"

    Deal with the beakup without so much pain, someone else will come up soon enough

    "Hate
    What I will do is
    Scar you"

    Once again telling "Hate" that she will not hate anyone and will just move on to someone else. No need to be in pain about the breakup. IMO
    rcmyerson February 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it is about someone telling another (like a girl or boyfriend) that they no longer care for them the way they used to. the other person can not accept that. they've gotten used to being babied. so the speaker calls them a crybaby and tells them that they will only get hurt and eventually scarred. kind of like...there's other fish in the sea..there's no need to stick around. i know i'm probably way off...but it makes sense to me.
    AcidConspiracyon May 15, 2008   Link

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