Your memory comes back to me
To strangle me with its sweet taste
See God would never be so cruel
To make me like without your face
Now that I have made you crawl
It does you good to see me fall
Like poison apples from the tree
As heavy as a honey bee

I gave you away so easily
It makes me wounder why

Moving through you every night
The lovely girls in dresses tight
The angels dancing on a pin
The people we are downing in
Like a needle going in
Oh I recall the moment when
You ruined me for other men

I gave you away so easily
It makes me wonder why
I don't know why

If I die before you do.
Believe me I'll be haunting you
I'll come upon you while you sleep
To drown you in a kiss
So deep

Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

"Poison Apples (Hallelujah)" as written by Joan E Osborne Rob Hyman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Song MeaningI think that she's thinking of a temptation or memory or person that has come back to haunt her with its sweet taste and saying that god would never be that cruel to make her live without the persons face but now that she has made this person crawl or leave her it's almost as if they are happy only to see her fall back again into temptation " like poison apples from a tree" something that she cannot have but wants. She's rejoicing singing "hallelujah" but saying "I gave you away so easily it makes me wonder why" doubting why she may have given the temptation away so quickly. "Moving through you every night the lovely girls in dresses tight the angels dancing on a pin the people we are downing in like a needle going in into the shining city skin oh I recall the moment when you ruined me for other men." This means the man or person moves through her metaphorically speaking through every attractive woman that he sees however she recalls when he left her and ruined her relations with other men. Reminding him if she dies before he does she will come back to haunt him and give into her desire "drown you in a kiss so deep."
    Ron34on December 02, 2013   Link

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