"Koko" as written by and Alison Elizabeth/gregory Goldfrapp....
Sharp as teeth and stars
I can't give you up
Like a moth to light
Move like caramel
Till dawn
You glow
Soon be nothing
Of this world
Soon be nothing
Breathe back into life
Stabs at happiness
Now we're having fun
Hold tight don't look down
Till dawn
You glow


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"Koko" as written by William Owen Gregory Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp

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    General CommentI think this might be about a bad trip, or a heroin overdose. I'm just guessing here, but drugs seem to be the theme.

    Sharp as teeth and stars = injection, the needle.

    Like a moth to light = the one she's singing about being unable to resist, and being drawn back to drugs again and again.

    Move like caramel = the dreamy, surreal effects of drug use? I can't say, but it sounds something like that.

    Till dawn, you glow = the high, or the session, lasts through the night, the use being strung out afterwards.

    Soon be nothing of this world = could refer to a surreal trip, or could be a warning (or assurance) of the threat of overdose and death?

    Stabs at happiness = another needle reference? Addiction makes the high an exemplary state of happiness.

    Now we're having fun/hold tight don't look down = the user either views being high as the ultimate state of wellbeing, or these lines describe the user's spirit being lifted from his dead body.

    This is just an interpretation of mine. Alison Goldfrapp would be spinning in her grave if she read this and was dead.
    Watchdogon August 24, 2006   Link

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