"Wish You Dead" as written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia....
You can dig that knife
Deep down inside me
Just don't say never again
It's that only thing
That stops me going crazy
I know you won't
'Cause you never do

And that's the nicest thing about you
So uncaring, so assuming
Back-stabbing, all-consuming
Don't step over my head
Don't step over my head

You can filter your poison into my sleep
But I know it's my heart
That you could never reach
I know you won't
'Cause the tools you choose

And that's the ugliest thing about you
So uncaring, so assuming
Back-stabbing, all-consuming
I've told a thousand lies through me
I've sold a thousand lies for you
Don't step over my line
Don't step over my time
Don't step over my head
'Cause I will wish you dead [Repeat x 7]


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"Wish You Dead" as written by Tony Halliday Dean Garcia

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    General CommentHarsh stuff. One of my fave curve tracks, and probably the one that got everyone tagging them as shoegaze because of the screechy guitars.
    aniymon August 05, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationThe woman is singing about a guy she occasionally sees. They don't treat each other great. But quite frankly, that's fine with her.

    "You're so uncaring
    So assuming
    Backstabbing
    All consuming"

    The reason the relationship continues is that, well, 1) she can get off on the twisted dynamic they maintain, but also because 2) neither cares enough about the other to attempt to push a boundary.

    "I know you won't
    'Cause you never do"

    "You can filter your poison into my sleep
    But I know it's my heart that you could never reach
    I know you won't
    Cos you do as you choose"

    Grinding the knife is fine, the everyday cruelty is fine, but what would cause her to wish him dead? If he ever were to poke at the boundaries she's established.

    "Don't step over my line
    Don't step over my time
    Don't step over my head
    Cos I will wish you dead"

    ... Luckily she knows he won't. It's just not in him to care or question or bother. And he isn't someone trustworthy anyway.
    discobiscuon June 02, 2018   Link

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