Hey
Hey
Hey

When you look you see right through me
Cut the rope, fell to my knees
Fallen, broken every single time

Always keep me under finger
That's the spot where you would chew me
But I see sometime pleasure in my mind

Yeah, here comes the water
It comes to wash away the sins of you and I
This time you see

Hey
Hey
Hey

When you seek me you destroy me
Rape my mind and smell the poppy's
Fallen blood in every single time

Always keep me under finger
That's the spot where you might linger
But I see sometime the pleasure in my mind

Yeah, here comes the water
It comes to wash away the sins of you and I
This time you see
Like holy water
It only burns you faster than you'll ever dry
This time with me

When you look, you see right through me
Cut the rope, fell to my knees
Falling and bloating every single time

Yeah, here comes the water
It comes to wash away the sins of you and I
This time you see
Like holy water
It only burns you faster than you'll ever dry
This time with me

Hey
Hey
Hey


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  • +6
    Song MeaningThis song is about using intravenous drugs...heroin, I surmise, since the song makes a reference to the poppy plant (smell the poppies) which is the source of all opiates. When a person shoots up, he or she uses their finger to push the plunger down and inject the drugs (always keep me under finger). And it seems obvious to me that the "holy water" is the liquid containing the heroin. Easy.
    lukejanousekon March 26, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst of all....who ever submitted these lyrics is a fucking moron. the correct lyrics to this song are:

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    Hey Hey Hey

    When you look you see right through me
    Cut the rope, fell to my knees
    Fallen, broken every single time

    Always keep me under finger
    That's the spot where you would (sue) me
    Might see some type of pleasure in my mind

    Yeah, here comes the water
    It comes to wash away the sins of you and I
    This time you see

    Hey hey hey

    When you seek me you destroy me
    Rape my mind and smell the poppies
    Born in blood in every single time

    Always keep me under finger
    That's the spot where you might linger
    But I see some type of pleasure in my mind

    Yeah, here comes the water
    It comes to wash away the sins of you and I
    This time you see
    Like holy water
    It only burns you faster than you'll ever dry
    This time with me

    [guitar solo]

    When you look you see right through me
    Cut the rope, fell to my knees
    Fallen and broken
    Every single time

    Yeah, here comes the water
    It comes to wash away the sins of you and I
    This time you see
    Like holy water
    It only burns you faster than you'll ever dry
    This time with me

    Hey, hey, hey
    ============================

    I think the meaning of this song is about Scotts drug addiction...like most of his songs are about any way but here are some clues to my conclusion....

    "When you look you see right through me
    Cut the rope, fell to my knees
    Fallen and broken
    Every single time"
    -I think thats about how people didnt understand the real scott and how people just saw him as a addict. Then the rope line is about how he needed drugs to survive, and every time he didnt have them, he was broken.
    phoenix6475on April 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about using intravenous drugs...heroin, I surmise, since the song makes a reference to the poppy plant (smell the poppies) which is the source of all opiates. When a person shoots up, he or she uses their finger to push the plunger down and inject the drugs (always keep me under finger). And it seems obvious to me that the "holy water" is the liquid containing the heroin. Easy.
    lukejanousekon March 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningYes, we all know that Scott was, unfortunately, a drug addict, but that doesn't mean all his songs were about drugs. A lot of his songs were about relationships, and this is one of them.
    He's speaking to another person - "When you look you see right though me", "Always keep me under finger", "When you seek me you destroy me" sounds like a dysfunctional relationship. "Here comes the water, it comes to wash away the sins of your and I", "Like holy water, it only burns you faster than you'd ever dry", I take to mean that even though they try start anew (water cleanses), there's too much damage (sins). Holy water only burns evil, and he says he's left "broken every single time", I think he's saying that the other person is so toxic that she leaves him wrecked every time he goes back to her.
    Plus, there's the music video - at the beginning and the end, Scott is shown in a crucifixion pose. The crucifixion is viewed as being a sacrifice for another's sins. And another way to crucify someone is to destroy them mentally with criticism.
    It all sounds to me like a very toxic relationship. Regardless of the true meaning, it's an incredible song, perfect start to finish, and is another example of why Scott is a hero to me (and countless others) for his talent as a singer, lyricist, and captivating frontman.
    LuLu Valentineon October 25, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Awesome solo. Slash is the man, cant wait for the cd.
    Sysyson April 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvelvet revolver is the only hope left for the return of pure dirty american rock n roll.....scott and slash kick ass
    adam_chainsawon May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChrist, saw Velvet Revolver last night... GO TO ONE OF THEIR SHOWS!!!! Amazing show, got right up front.
    Velvet Revolver will save rock.
    crimpon May 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome awesome song!! I cant wait for the cd.. whenever it comes out :) i wanna learn the lead in this...
    vanessalwon May 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is obvious...it's awesome. I love Scott, Slash and the boys! They kick some ass. If you don't have any idea or clue what this song is about, you're a complete fucktard.
    animated456on June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"it only runs you past you
    then you ever try"

    I think is really:

    "it only burns you faster
    than you'd ever dry"

    Makes much more sense in my opinion...
    forchette49on June 15, 2004   Link

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