Crack of dawn
Cindy's movin' on
Talking Cindy to everyone
Til she's had her fun

She has me
We twist the sun and sea
Still she's talking to everyone
Cindy's had her fun

Though I've heard it before
Still I need you more and more
But I just can't get away
Cindy kills me every day

And I tried and I tried
But you looked right through me
Knife to my head when she talks so sweetly
Knife in my head when I think of Cindy
Knife in my head is the taste of Cindy


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is not about drugs. He is singing about a girl.
    He really likes this girl, and sleeps with her. She then leaves, and she is off seeing other guys.

    Crack of dawn
    Cindy's movin' on
    Talking Cindy to everyone
    Til she's had her fun


    She is a slut and not interested in being monogamous with the singer. This really hurts him because he really likes her. It hurts him that she won't be exclusive with him, but he likes her too much to just end it.

    She has me
    We twist the sun and sea
    Still she's talking to everyone
    Cindy's had her fun

    Though I've heard it before
    Still I need you more and more
    But I just can't get away
    Cindy kills me every day

    He thinks she is really sweet and it kills him that she could go sleep with other guys between hooking up with him. He tries his best to win her heart but is failing. She just looks through him to other guys. She wants to keep hooking up with the singer and seeing other guys at the same time. This causes his feelings for her to be painful, like a knife in his head.

    And I tried and I tried
    But you looked right through me
    Knife to my head when she talks so sweetly
    Knife in my head when I think of Cindy
    Knife in my head is the taste of Cindy

    Honestly, this is a really relatable song for me because my ex did this to me whenever we broke up, and I tried to to get her back. Most of the songs off Psychocandy are about a girl who hurt the singer. The drug songs came later (when they could actually afford to abuse them).
    matthew232on June 15, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great tune from the Mary Chain although the lyrics don't have any significant depth the use of the name Cindy is a direct reference to the stable of girls names which litter the Lou Reeds songbook; Candy, Stephanie, Lisa etc.
    bubblegum lemonadeon June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't decide which version of this song I like better.
    The original version has a certain punch which I find appealing, however, the version found on Barbed Wire Kisses is a wonderfully haunting piece of accustic guitar work and quite appealing in itself.
    Major Valoron July 28, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHeh, "crack of dawn".
    poogazeon November 17, 2012   Link
  • -2
    General Commentcindy is speed.
    Griffinfuhreron November 07, 2004   Link
  • -2
    General CommentIt really is hard to say which version of the song is best. The live versions are great too.

    And I agree, Cindy is definitely a speed metaphor.
    candytalkingon May 22, 2007   Link

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