Pour me a drink Theresa
in one of those glasses you dust off
And I'll watch the bones in your back
like the stations of the cross
'Round your hair the sun lifts a halo
at your lips, a crown of thorns
Whatever the deal's going down
to this one I'm sworn

I'll work for your love dear
I'll work for your love
What others may want for free
I'll work for your love

The dust of civilizations and love's sweet remains
Slip off of your fingers and come drifting down like rain
The pages of Revelation lie open in your empty eyes of blue
I watch you slip that comb through your hair
and this I promise you

I'll work for your love dear
I'll work for your love
What others may want for free
I'll work for your love

Well, tears, they fill the rosary
at your feet, my temple of bones
Here in this perdition we go on and on
Now I see your pieces crumbled
and our book of faith's been tossed
And I'm just down here searching for my own piece of the cross
In the late afternoon, sun fills the room with a mist
in the garden before the fall
I watch your hands smooth the front of your blouse and seven drops of blood fall

I'll work for your love dear
I'll work for your love
What others may want for free
I'll work for your love
What others may want for free
I'll work for your love
What others may want for free
I'll work for your love


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    General CommentThis song could be a simple love song, but I think it really is spiritual.

    I'd have to believe that the love Bruce is referring to is the love of god (Theresa playing the part of god), stating that he will work for it- something that, specifically in America, Christians have forgotten about. They want god's love for free and are not willing to work for it.

    Pour me a drink Theresa
    in one of those glasses you dust off
    And I'll watch the bones in your back
    like the stations of the cross

    Theresa (god) is working for our love, in the song as a waitress. He's watchig the bones in her back like the stations of the cross- she has worked her body to the core for our love just like jesus.

    I could go into more detail but does anyone else interpret it like I am?
    salfusaroon February 18, 2008   Link

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