i went down to loyd center
looking for you
but a mouth full of anger
blocked my view
he took your hand
there in the skating rink
god will give him
blood to drink
saw the two of you leaving
didn't want to follow behind
but i could see the rest of your evening
burning in my mind
sky is black
the moon is pink
god will give him
blood to drink

looked over the railing
ice was white
on the north east side
i saw you and your boyfriend
on a friday night
i went mining for gold
i struck pure fresh zinc
god will give him
blood to drink

hey hey hey

Lyrics submitted by fuckedupdog

Standard Bitter Love Song #8 song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThe chorus comes from the Salem witch trials. This woman, Sarah Good, was standing trial and when the Reverend tried to get her to confess, she said, "I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink." Supposedly that reverend had an internal hemorrhage 25 years later and drowned in his own blood.

    I think John's kinda implicitly saying that this girl is his life and this new guy is taking that from him. It's a bitter curse he's hurling at this guy. Pretty powerful line given its historical context.
    beauchampajon December 09, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song nicely adds an epic, over-the-top feel ("god will give him blood to drink") to a very, very high school scenario (uh oh, he saw a girl he likes holding hands with another guy at the ice rink!). Because high school is when you're most prone to see your dramas as epic and over-the-top, honestly.
    jfruhon April 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionOk so I was talking to my brother about this song last night. When he aske me what I thought some of lyrics may mean. He thought that the line "god will give him, blood to drink" was about him hopping he would be confronted by the new boyfriend and get to punch him in the mouth. I disagreed and offered this response: I think the lines,

    "saw the two of you leaving
    didn't want to follow behind
    but i could see the rest of your evening
    Burrning in my mind"

    speekas to him seeing the girl he loves with the new guy and him just waving her off as a lost cause while the following little chourus:

    "god will give him
    blood to drink"

    is his hope that the new guy goes down on her while she is one her period. Which makes him smile.
    Guitar217on November 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis takes place in Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon. I like it.
    paigecolberton February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThose last 3 comments should be deleted.
    This one too.
    death_list5on August 12, 2006   Link
  • -4
    General CommentI like you roccer.

    You're crazzzzyyy
    Yer_Maon April 11, 2006   Link
  • -4
    General Commenthahahahaahah
    cupcake5on June 11, 2006   Link

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