"The Passion Of Lovers" as written by Daniel Gaston Ash, Kevin Haskins, David Jay and Peter John Murphy....
She had nut painted arms
That were hers to keep
And in her fear
She sought cracked pleasures
The passion of lovers is for death said she
Licked her lips
And turned to feather

And as I watched from underneath
I came aware of all that she keep
The little foxes so safe and sound
They were not dead
They'd gone to ground

The passion of lovers is for death said she
The passion of lovers is for death
The passion of lovers is for death said she
The passion of lovers is for death

She breaks her heart
Just a little too much
And her jokes attract the lucky bad type
As she dips and wails
And slips her banshee smile
She gets the better of the bigger to the letter

The passion of lovers is for death said she
The passion of lovers is for death
The passion of lovers is for death said she
The passion of lovers is for death
The passion of lovers is for death said she
The passion of lovers is for death
The passion of lovers is for death said she


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"The Passion Of Lovers" as written by David Jay Daniel Gaston Ash

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    General CommentI love the line 'The passion of lovers is for death'. To me it means that the end result of true passion is the death of the relationship because the passion is so powerful. What do other people think?
    iris28on April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDear god, I love this song. It's dark and deep and that's only describing the sound.

    I don't have anything to add to what it means, though. I just love this song.
    whackedtollieon August 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDeather girls unite! Sing the passion of lovers :P
    demented_lullabyon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Death through passionate intensity" Heck yeah! No wonder so many great people died so young.
    Simply a break up song Pete wrote for a girlfriend who was never really exposed to the public eye. That's why it seems so enigmatic I guess.
    Wauhauson August 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. It's got to be one of the best love songs ever. Yes, I agree with Iris. Passion kills.
    Saturnaliaon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with you Iris, mostly because it's happened to me.
    Trite But Trueon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, when passion is gone, people are hollow i guess... brilliant song, bauhaus are amazing
    Buried_Aliveon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBauhaus were always enigmatic when they wrote songs. The song could be about a girl who tried to seek pleasure and passion, but in the end, it became an allegorical death of sorts.

    Passion kills.
    PreiSamhainon July 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentInteresting analyses there, Iris. Also, I wonder what is meant with "as I watched from underneath I came aware of all that she keep" and "she gets the better of the bigger to the letter". "cracked pleasures" (see my nickname :p) is a synonym for 'forbidden joys', the sort of pleasures one should not really like and should keep well hidden from the public eye.
    Cracked Pleasureson June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod, this song is brilliant. I agree with Iris and Cracked Pleasures on the meaning.
    God, I want to marry Peter Murphy.
    itsxpartyxtimeon January 24, 2007   Link

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