Hear my troubles of mine
Can you take me for one last ride
I want to bend my soul again
That's what we do when we get older

Where's your troubled mind
You got your money and you got them 'cause others just can't
There's the lottery
About geography

Don't know the hand you're holding
Paying someone to put them to bed again

And that's when it hurts
The difference
This is hot blood
And a difference
What a difference
A little difference would make

Hear my love sigh
I've got a story that money just can't buy
Western standards
Poverty's profitable

See it slip and slide
Not just one answer 'cause it's working like parallel lines
It's not that easy
When you want it easy

And that's when it hurts
When you see the difference
It's a raging lung
And a difference
What a difference
A little difference would make

Don't leave me now
Don't fall asleep
We need to rest sometimes
But don't take long
There's something in the system
That still circulates
We'll dig a hole in the backyard
And drain the blood

Lyrics submitted by hallonsaft, edited by afablesotrue

Raging Lung Lyrics as written by Olof Bjorn Dreijer Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General CommentWell I'm not sure what this song ultimately means. But I would express my love for every element of the song in that it transports me into a mixed state of feeling haunted by the sounds, a longing by the words and a sense of floating along a dark space. It feels, not sounds, like the words are so cryptic that I can simply appreciate the lyrics at face value. With the way the two sing (or speak) it feels to me like a pair of destined lovers communicating over space and vast amounts of time that their voices become warped. Plain and simply it's one of my top favorite The Knife songs.
    cipheronon April 03, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about appreciation. about being in an open relationship. where one can admit the strange things about oneself and the other can accept that. and can still appreciate the other person. well, that's what i got from this. it's a love song in a twisted way. i love it. deeply. i love it.
    pearandgreenon November 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude SM bondage snuff film with Darth and Princess Leila! :)
    CommunismOnToaston March 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "me", not "thee".

    This song is a dialogue between two people. The female warns that "you're looking for me, but it's not what you seek...", while the male responds, "I was looking for you and I'm glad I found me...". The female speaks in the present tense, as the "action" is unfolding (i.e., at the moment when the two meet), and the male speaks in the past tense, looking back. He is forced to acknowledge that she was right; he was looking for "her," but she ultimately led him to some knowledge of himself. He corrects her, though; she's not "twisted;" she's "special". I agree with pearandgreen and poweroutage that this is an odd take on an odd/unconventional yet honest and therefore more fulfilling, relationship.

    When she says she is "a lung" that takes the spark out of him, she is saying that something in him inspires her, and that she increases it tenfold, and, since she is a part of him, his lung (not, notably, his rib), he also benefits from her transformative power within the relationship.

    That said, I wouldn't mind being someone's Darth Vader.
    nanobodyon October 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is a conversation between air and lungs. And the lyrics are "warmed by the sun," not " born my the sun."
    meursaulton December 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops. "born BY the sun." not my.
    meursaulton December 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim assuming pearandgreen means open as in no secret and not one of those relationships where you go out and do stuff with other people too.
    dustybreezeon April 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpearandgreen has got it spot on in my opinion. I also love it deeply. It's like a person out of step with everyone else. I can relate strongly to that feeling. Finding someone who needs that difference is very special.
    poweroutageon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song, it fills me.
    what do you think about the video then?, it starts with "Once upon a life I've begun my lonely journey in order to find the most precious what I have"
    cferon September 06, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this song is about schizofrenia.
    Indiekid2on July 19, 2008   Link

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