Earthen trail of slimy goo
I smear it on your cheeks like rouge
Eyes of reds and lips of blues
It's cold and safe inside of you

Tiny diamonds shine
All over your body
Little drops of shark-infested sea
When the colours change
I will chase your sadness away
See it glow when I paint a rainbow

Flowers grow all over you
Daffodils and roses too
Sky is painting a rainbow
Around your head like a halo

Tiny diamonds shine
All over your body
Little drops of shark infested sea
When the colours change
I will chase your sadness away
See it glow when I paint a rainbow

Tiny diamonds shine
All over your body
Little drops of shark infested sea
When the colours change
I will chase your sadness away
See it glow when I paint a rainbow


Lyrics submitted by BrownBabu84, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Discordman

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    General CommentBilinda: "The song titles were really twee, like Sunny Sundae Smile and Paint a Rainbow. It sounds very innocent but the lyrics were very dirty. Paint a Rainbow is about necrophilia and there’s some really disturbing images in that song. So obviously, that was the first song I learned how to play on the guitar."
    deekismusicon November 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, I hadn't paid much attention to the lyrics to this song. But after humming the chorus of Husker Du's "Pink turns to Blue", it came to me. Of course! It's about necrophilia!

    Specifically a guy fucking a dead chick. Recently dead people, like in the HD song, tend to have "lips of blue", and the line "it's cold and safe inside of you" refers of course to her decomposing vagina. I hardly need to mention the "earthen trail of slimy goo".

    I like to imagine the narrator, having been driven to insanity by an inability to accept the death of his beloved girlfriend, going down to the graveyard one night and digging her up for some action. He's so happy just to be with her again, like the old days..."I will chase your sadness away / See it glow when I paint a rainbow" and maybe he even hopes for some resurrection, "when the colours change" and those blue lips turn pink once more.

    Fucked up, creepy, but also slightly touching in a way.

    P.S. the only thing that leads me to doubt this interpretation is his references to "eyes of red". Do corpses get red eyes? I dunno, undertakers tend to close the lids to avoid their glassy stare. Perhaps Kevin 's lover is in fact UNdead? Certain species of zombies have been known to have spooky red eyes.
    squaresunon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, squaresun, I had never noticed such a dark side to this song. That's creep-tastic! I always thought of it as just another silly, cute love song until reading the necrophilia interpretation. It really does add up when you read the lyrics, but I don't think I want to accept its truly disturbing meaning just yet. Man, now everytime I hear this song I'm going to get a sick feeling! At least I can now understand why he says, "Flowers grow all over you." Though what are "little drops of shark infested sea"? Simply rain?
    Psychedeliaon May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's not actually about fucking dead person. The "eyes of red lips of blue" thing is just a metaphor for someone who is sad and dead inside. The singer is saying to this person who is dead inside is that all they need is a good fuckin. And most of the song is just made up of metaphors for this guy ejaculating all over her.

    "Earthen trail of slimy goo I smear it on your cheeks like rouge"...he's jizzing on her face.

    Painting a rainbow means jizzing too.

    "Little drops of shark infested sea"...he's talking about semen here.
    debaser247on November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics here are incorrect.

    "Tie me down and shine
    all over your body"

    should be listed as

    "Tiny diamonds shine
    all over your body"

    Ro5hamBoon April 15, 2011   Link

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