she frolics through the rain
whispering love insane
her kisses exit through
heart-shaped exit wounds

her skin like flesh of angels
her blood my catholic wine
it moves slowly through me
disintegrates my spine

she's got heroin embraces
that I still need to be in
I force myself to loathe her
so I can fall for her again
so I can fall for her again

her lips are wet with venom
her posture's serpentine
she'll touch my arm and flowers grow there
poisonous and obscene

her lips are wet with venom
her posture's serpentine
she'll touch my arm and flowers grow there
poisonous and obscene

all her shrugged little movements
and their despotic majesty
in the midst of such perfection
I can't help but feel diseased


Lyrics submitted by rustedhope, edited by SixThreeTimes

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    This song is just completely amazing, my favorite by far. Best lyrics, best song structure, best everything, every lyric in this song is incredible.

    Anyway, I'm not really sure, but it sounds to me like someone who's depressed and/or really unhappy with himself falling in love with someone who, to them, is perfect and it just makes them feel even worse. And then when he feels like he doesn't feel the same about her anymore he makes himself hate her so he can start fresh... I dunno, I think I'm just barely in the ballpark there

    FierceDeity2on March 05, 2007   Link
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    she's got heroin embraces that I still need to be in I force myself to loathe her so I can fall for her again so I can fall for her again

    It's definitely a love song but the girl in question has an opoid based painkiller addiction and she shares the meds with him. So not only does he want to amputate her emotionally he wants to physically as well because he's going through withdrawal when she isn't around.

    Gorgunsunon October 09, 2007   Link
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    Just because it says the word Heroin, you automatically assume the girl in question is a drug addict? Give me a fucking break, heroin is a massively addicting drug, and the feeling of love can be very much like a drug. The phrase "heroin embraces" can merely mean that the character in this song is masochistically addicted to this girl.

    Beavis46on March 31, 2009   Link

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