"A Man Inside My Mouth" as written by and Robert James Smith....
I woke up at seven and my body was vibrating
I was wrapped up in a blanket, I was gray, damp and sore
The bedroom was an engine and my heartbeat was erratic
Like I think, I'm at the racing, like the night before

I remember one girl standing, one was sitting on the ground
One was holding me up, the other pulling me down
And I couldn't decide which one was real
Because there wasn't a sound, like I was pregnant again

I woke up at seven and my body was vibrating
I was wrapped up in a blanket, I was gray, damp and sore
The bedroom was an engine and my heartbeat was erratic
Like I think, I'm at the racing, like the night before

"Don't move, don't smile, don't blink, don't even breathe"
And she said, "Or the photograph will spoil and cut you off at the head"
So I was sucking, I was sucking like a fat lady would
But I couldn't hold it down another second

"Don't twitch, don't shout, don't think, don't even breathe"
She said, "Or the photograph will spoil and cut you off at the head"
So I was sweating, I was sweating like a fat lady would
And I woke up with a man inside my mouth

This won't hurt at all



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"A Man Inside My Mouth" as written by Robert James Smith

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    General CommentRob. Smith remarked that, "I liked that somg because it caused some controversy at the time. I played up to the weirder sexual aspects of the lyric...I realised it was going to be contentious, and I had fun with it!"
    theexplodinggirlon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the drums, how they're slightly off. And Robert's squeals. It just adds to the (slightly disturbing) fun craziness of the song.
    mothtoaflameon September 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdefinatly not about robert giving a man oral sex.
    it's another drug induce dream. mostly of the psychedelic kind. that's the way acid is. one second you know what you're doing the next second you are in a situation that you have no idea how you arrived at that point. you can't even speak, your heart is racing and words come out of your mouth but they don't make sence to you. it's like theree is somone else in him speaking on his behalf. i don't think he woke up persay, he just came to the realization that he was in a situation that he didn't understand.
    the beatles are great at this. during "a day i the life" paul says "someone spoke and i fell into a dream"
    lsd is like that. one second everything is normal next second all hell is breaking lose.
    sounds like a good trip though
    MrPinkEyezon January 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about...but the lyrics are amazing! Robert Smith is such a strange and wonderful songwriter.
    jopkins_the_monkeyon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell I think I understand the same concept and meaning that good ol 'Bob came up with. Exploding Girl, yeah, you're right, I also read that in "Join the Dots" and he said the man inside his mouth was like the stranger using his voice...like his conscience or something like that.
    Mrs_RobertSmithon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you imagine the lyrics sung to an impressionatic, nightmarish film shot from the perspective of a man drugged and awoken in a disjointed, psychedelic, scary orgy, the song really works -- it's about being taken against one's will without realizing -- before it's too late
    davidbeauyon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalright so whoever fucking wrote these lyrics.
    must be deaf,
    there so wrong.


    sooo fucking wrong.
    im annoyed.
    leavemesouron August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUh sorry leavesmesour, but the lyrics as posted here are the same ones as those released by the band, so I'm pretty sure they would be the right ones, unless you know something the rest of us don't...

    I agree that this is about a drug and sex binge. It seems pretty obvious. Even as an innocent 12 year old christian boy I managed to work that out.

    Since then, I've had nights & mornings like the one described here...so it all makes common sense to me.

    The real message of the song is an anti-drugs warning to irresponsible teenagers: "It may seem like fun, but how will you feel in the morning...?" haha.
    zielwolfon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just want to say that idoubtthat is a legend. That was such an indepth analysis! Amazing! This song is so chilling and wrong that I love it!
    blessbabeon November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkinky sex on drugs
    AChainOfFlowerson April 02, 2008   Link

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