What's forbidden is a treasure hidden
I got a clue on the trail of finding all about you

Ask for trouble
A piece of the puzzle
Then I saw you
So many locks and keys and chains shield you

Two hearts crash insides against
When the suffering does commence
Jolly Roger run up the mast
And the sentence of love is passed

What's forbidden has been boldly bitten
I found you
Bitter tasting core of the sweetest fruit

Confusion reigns supreme when bad promises are redeemed
Tender hook of the tiger trap
Lost on the edge of a treasure map
Cover the wicked days with the scent of the sweet bouquet
The spoils of love renew
Still on the trail of finding all about you

Once forgiven but never written
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you
When I saw you


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Tiger Trap Lyrics as written by Calvin Douglas Johnson Bret Lunsford

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    ..the sentence of love is passed... they make you walk the plank this is the best song ever about falling in love! apart from "we're pretty quick"!

    sixfootpigeonon June 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    To me this song is totally about a guy in a relationship who is falling for and kissing a girl who herself is also in a relationship.

    Taurinemakesyougoon September 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
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    This song gives me the chills. The absolute fucking chills.

    yellowstaron November 23, 2004   Link
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    what's forbidden is it treasure hidden i've got a clue on the trail of finding all about you

    ask for trouble a piece of the puzzle when i saw you so many locks and keys and chains shield you two hearts crash inside against when the suffering does commence jolly roger run up the mast and the seconds of love has passed

    what's forbidden has been boldy bitten i found you in tasting the core of the sweetest fruit confusion reigns supreme when the promises are redeemed tend the hook a tiger trap lost on the edge of a treasure map cover the wicked days with the scent of a sweet bouqet the spoils of love renewed still on the trail of finding all about you

    once forgiven but never written when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you when i saw you

    maybe i just made the same amount of mistakes in different places.

    twee!on June 21, 2006   Link
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    oh also 'bitter tasting core the sweetest fruit'

    sixfootpigeonon June 12, 2007   Link
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    This is the saddest song in the whole world, i dont know why, but this is a really really sad song, i don't think it has much to do about love, but it has a withered smoky industrial city on an old building rooftop feel. Very creepy. But my favorite song, Beat Happening are very meloncholic in nature when it comes to their songs.

    marchinganton March 10, 2008   Link
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    I agree with marchingant mostly... this song is so bizarre, it's way out there (like so many beat happening songs). Sadness is just the beginning, it's totally ambiguous. "On the trail of finding all about you" is expected to be an in-love line but it could also be negative, just as a phrase. You can find out things about people that are bad. And the whole treasure map thing, with pirate references, is also bizarre.

    then there's the Tiger Trap reference, you know, the band? What's that all about?

    Salty Kevinon April 02, 2008   Link
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    Salty_Kevin, Tiger Trap were huge Beat Happening fans and named themselves after this song.

    1fishon April 12, 2008   Link
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    I dont' think it is a very good idea to do puzzles while chasing a tiger. Tigers are elusive prey, and large carnivores, and they will eat monkeys as well. It is never a good idea to distract yourself with a logic puzzle while tracking a large carnivore, as chances are the carnivore will take advantage of your distracted state, and probably hurt you, or even eat you. I am just saying on your next safari, if you bring any puzzle, bring a Nintendo DS, you can shut if off, and the rainforest wont' make the DS soggy, like puzzle pieces would get in the rainy and moist environment.

    Bagchezhon April 12, 2008   Link
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    it's supposed to be a calvin and hobbes reference. tiger trap, get it?

    twee!on September 15, 2008   Link

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