She's a god in her own right
She dims the room light
While she moves closer
We all move slower

Tracing white lines
Sipping fine wines
We remember
When purity wasn't dead

Sex is the lioness
Queen of the temple
I look right in her eyes
And I'm down to her level

The sex is the lioness
Queen of the temple
I look right in her eyes
And I'm down to her level

Play unstable and let us get away
There's a point when their faces are all the same
We all act like pagans, they all will betray
She's speaking the language, she's burning the flame

In this darkness I can't remember
When we were stable, we were able
In this darkness I can't remember
When we were stable, no

The sex is the lioness
Queen of the temple
I look right in her eyes
And I'm down to her level

The sex is the lioness
Queen of the temple
I look right in her eyes
And I'm down to her level

The sex is the lioness
Queen of the temple
I look right in her eyes
And I'm down to her level

The sex is the lioness
Queen of the temple
I look right in her eyes
And I'm down to her level

The sex is the liar
The sex is the liar
I look right in her eyes

The sex is the lioness
Queen of the temple
I look right in her eyes
And I'm down to her level

The sex is the lioness
Queen of the temple
I look right in her eyes
And I'm down to her level

The sex is the liar
The sex is the liar



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Lioness Lyrics as written by Jason Molina

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    General CommentI have absolutely no idea what this song means. "The sex"?
    theonethatison November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song isn't really all that complicated. It's talking about the world and how it has an obsession with sex. In the first verse it says "She’s a god in her own right". This line is talking about how we worship sex and give it an overall importance in our lives that it shouldn't have. Throughout the song it keeps saying "The sex is the lioness" It's talking about how we are preyed by sex, we tormented and tempted by it all the time, and this song is about how wrong it is that we've put so much importance on it and not God.
    rockinallnighton December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's a song about the perversion of sex. not only how it became a god to us, but how it's totally taken over, stalking us and dragging us down. "The sex is the lioness, queen of the temple.
    I look right in her eyes, then down to her level." basically how it's been degraded to something wicked and horrible. "The sex is the liar" describes how it pretends to be something it's not and what it wasn't intended to be.
    angel101on December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with what you've both said i just have one thing to ad, in the bible it says that we are a Holy Temple, we are God's, when we give up our body to sex and other demeaning practices God is no longer the kind of the temple, Sex become "The Queen of the temple" and 'she' calls the shots and drives our ambitions. Another interpretation of sex is a liar, is most people think that the more sex the more gratification but it degrades more than uplifts outside the bonds of a healthy marriage even if they get passed that sex while married tends to become boring and sex just becomes a lie, a thrill to find whenever.
    Tourniquet_faunson September 06, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI agree with you guys...the part that says "You’ve taken something sacred and made it a game
    Your perversions are wicked and fanning the flame" is saying how sex is nothing for us anymore...in bible times if you slept with some1 that wasnt your husband you could be put to death but now its just the norm...
    and tourniquet did you just say that sex inside the boundries of marrige becomes boring???
    Cassay280on January 31, 2009   Link

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