"Cigarette in Your Bed" as written by and Kevin Shields....
Falling down
I like to watch you
Crawl around

Arms untied
Scratching your eyes out
With a smile

Strange stare
Strangled by the blade left
In your heart

I glide by
Slip a cigarette
In your bed

Lyrics submitted by BrownBabu84, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Cigarette in Your Bed" as written by Kevin Shields

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    General CommentWho cares what this song means it's so beautiful.
    SoundgardeNirvanaon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh, wow.
    bold_as_loveon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti have this on a creation compilation record called "doing it for the kids" i strongly advise you search youtube for a video somone made for this song. its truly amazing.
    nic-ckon September 20, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is about a girl (hence Bilinda singing) making her (ex-)lover feel like shit; she loves making him (or her) feel pain.

    -She likes to see him trip, fall down, and crawl around.
    -Arms untied could either symbolize that they are now ex-lovers (untied), or possibly untied arms from having them tied during sex. I think the former makes more sense, as her smile is scratching his eyes out.
    -He stares back strangely, emotionally distraught by the blade she left in his heart.
    -Finally, underscoring how she doesn't give a single fuck about him anymore, she slips a cigarette *BUTT* in his bed. I think of this as the metaphor for their relationship, which was short-lived, like a cigarette.
    Daedalon October 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentS&M? Powerful song
    Xzenithon March 20, 2005   Link

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