"Special K" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
Coming up beyond belief
On this coronary thief
More than just a leitmotif
More chaotic, no relief
I'll describe the way I feel
Weeping wounds that never heal
Can the savior be for real
Or are you just my seventh seal?

No hesitation, no delay
You come on just like special K
Just like I swallowed half my stash
I never ever want to crash
No hesitation, no delay
You come on just like special K
Now you're back with dope demand
I'm on sinking sand
Gravity
No escaping gravity
Gravity
No escaping, not for free
I fall down, hit the ground
Make a heavy sound
Every time you seem to come around

I'll describe the way I feel
You're my new Achilles heel
Can this savior be for real
Or are you just my seventh seal?

No hesitation, no delay
You come on just like special K
Just like I swallowed half my stash
I never ever want to crash
No hesitation, no delay
You come on just like special K
Now you're back with dope demand
I'm on sinking sand
Gravity
No escaping gravity
Gravity
No escaping, not for free
I fall down, hit the ground
Make a heavy sound
Every time you seem to come around

No escaping gravity
No escaping gravity
No escaping gravity
No escaping gravity
Gravity [Repeat: x4]


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"Special K" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • +8
    General Commentbrian molko said that he uses the high/rush/experience of a drug (special k) as a metaphor for love.
    basically, he's saying that falling in love is like a drug. the "achilles heel" line, which is my fave, says that love is his weakness (as would be any addictive drug). "no escaping gravity" is "falling" in love, "an the savior be for real/or are you just my seventh seal?" asks whether his love/drug will be the beginning or ending of him.
    powerful song, catchy tune. gets in my head all day.
    screen dreamon April 30, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"And when He broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour." Rev. 8:1

    In this song his seventh seal may mean the final thing before the end. No coming back from it.
    Sireneon March 05, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgravity
    no escaping gravity
    gravity

    now listen to mr. brightside - the killers
    "Jealousy - turning saints into the sea "
    does that part not sound the same?
    myheadhurtson December 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's definately about an extraordinary person that this person's in love with. It's not about drugs but it's described through that metaphor. "I'll describe the way I feel You're my new Achilles heel Can this savior be for real Or are you just my seventh seal?" The person they are in love with seems to good to be true. "I'll descrie the way I feel Weeping wounds that never heal" They think this person might just be their cure but they are hesitant to believe that this person could really fix everything, yet that overwhelming feeling they get when they are around this person remains.
    hernocturnalmajestyon May 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought seventh-seal was a biblical refference to questioning the existance of god (or something godlike). I'm unsure of the specifics, though.
    hernocturnalmajestyon May 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust to add a little meaning to the topic around "The seventh seal", there is a film by Ingmar Bergman entitled exactly like that. I strongly recommend you to watch it.
    Tachoon May 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am responding to this for several reasons, the first being my agreement that the song uses K as a metaphor for love, but, alas, reasons are many, and I also disagree very much with the analysis given earlier by forum user mrmoo232, who certainly in the first paragraph describes quite realistic effects of using K. I vehemently disagree, however, with how literally the rest of his or her post from almost a year ago reads. I, for one, do not think the song is a 'line for line', 'shot for shot', 'bump for bump' (if you will) comparative analogy to K. I definitely think the drug parallels are at the barest forefront of the song, but I first of all think that many things could substitute for K in Brian Molko's lyrics, and I don't necessarily think he intended this for sure when he wrote the song, although he may have, however, anyway, authorial intent is largely both relevant AND irrelevant in terms of the effect and lasting impact a song like this has on people and culture. I feel like what is important about this song is the comparison of the rush and the surge of feeling that unadulterated love gives the lover but also the deceptions and constant trials one must endure to sustain it.

    'Gravity' is the inertia that with time can (but not always) turn love into avarice; can turn what once was 'coming up beyond belief' into a 'coronary thief'... a loss of the heart/head's will to ever feel something so extreme again, in a very similar way that drugs can get the user high many times but often little compares to the raw feelings and, dare I say, pure hearted expectations that love/drugs often coincide with in the beginning. That which made the heart feel the barest and strongest emotions can, when turned sour or having not met the expectations of the surely pure concept of love we all are taught since the youngest age to believe to be true, has the very real potential to destroy us in a fit of seeking (to feel real/to connect with the Real again). What once made the lover feel alive in the same turn can kill him or her, just like coke, or K can, in time, when the loved one is no longer the perfect ideal the one who loves seeks as a reason to live.

    In my own imperfect opinion, it is no criticism of love or drugs, or the raw feelings AND dangers both can bring: it is a valid comparison to what true attachment can do. After all, there IS a reason the drug trade is one of the three most profitable industries in the world: people need (i would strikethrough this word if I knew how on here)... people want... that experience: it drives one to be alive. But, love can ("is")... as another musician once said... be 'suicide'... and this pursuit is what drives humans... it is libido and destruido. I love this song because I feel it expresses something innate to human nature (yes, even at a smaller level for those who think their indulgence is in check). Such is life. Human, all too human.
    Denchion October 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Alot of people say this song is about alot of things.. It can be about whatever you want it to be.. But, however.. It is not about breakfast cereal.. Its about whatever you want, just not breakfast cereal"


    Quote from Soundwave Festival Australia-Sydney 21/2/2010
    MattWyldeon February 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's quite obvious what this song is about.

    I had my first (and probably last) ever Ketamine binge last night. And I stumbled along this sight looking for the lyrics of this song to see if I could relate to it.

    Most of the lyrics definitely refer to the effects of Ketamine,

    Swallowed half my stash - ingestion of the drug

    No hesitation no delay - blatantly referring to how quickly it hits you

    i'm on sinking sand/ no escaping gravity - definitely how you feel when you're tripping

    Back with dope demand/ hit the ground/ make a heavy sound - probably reference to how quickly and suddenly the drug wears off AND it's moorish nature.

    coronary thief - Ketamine does take control your heart (this IS NOT A LOVE SONG, people probably think "coronary thief" is a woman who steals your heart)

    New achilles heel - I'm guessing this refers to the addiction that arises from too much Ketamine abuse.

    sebrady951on February 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about fighting a drug addiction and knowing your going to get your ass kicked, and all you want to do is escape earth's gravity because it is all too much. This addicition has hit this person's "achilles heel"
    Achilles_Libertineon March 08, 2002   Link

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