Who saw those dark eyes
Who saw those dark eyes
These years gone by
Deep within
Burn my skin
All those years gone by
On the darkest night
All those years gone by

Who felt those cold hands
Who felt those cold hands
Touch my skin
Deep within
Burn my soul
Fell to the ground where I was found
All those years ago, all those tears ago
All those years ago

Everybody makes mistakes
Everybody makes mistakes
Even me
Just be free
This is a place where in the end
It happens in our world within

Time to go
Time to go
Time to go


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Ultraviolence [Live at MIF] Lyrics as written by Peter Hook Gillian Lesley Gilbert

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    General CommentCould it be about rape? Most of the lyrics seem to fit - one of my best friends recently confessed that she was raped by a friend a while back and when I listened to this song afterwards, I was surprised. The evil rapist with the dark eyes and the cold hands, burning the victim's soul...all those years ago.

    "This is a place where in the end, it happens in our world within" is more abstract. I think it describes how the victim would see it as a rape that has just happened (a bad thing), in her "world", but that the rapist (in his world) obviously sees it as a normal thing.

    The title "Ultraviolence" seems to fit the idea too. Of course it may well be about domestic violence, or drugs, or anything else in that vein, but the song will always remind me of rape and my friend's horrible experience.
    Outruneon September 16, 2007   Link

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