You grew on me like a tumour
And you spread through me like malignant melanoma
And now you’re in my heart
I should’ve cut you out back at the start

Now I’m afraid there’s no cure for me
No dose of emotional chemotherapy
Can halt my pathetic decline
I should’ve had you removed back when you were benign

I picked you up like a virus
Like meningo-fucking-coccal meningitis
Now I can’t feel my legs
When you’re around I can’t get out of bed

I’ve left it too late to risk an operation
I know there’s no hope for a clean amputation
The successful removal of you
Would probably kill me too

You grew on me like carcinoma
Crept up on me like untreated glaucoma
Now I find it hard to see
This untreated dose of you has blinded me

I should’ve consulted my local physician
I’m stuck now forever with this tunnel vision
My periphery is screwed
Wherever I look now, all I see is you

When we first met you seemed fickle and shallow
But my armour was no match for your poison arrow
You are wedged inside my chest
If I tried to take you out now I might bleed to death
I’m feeling short of breath

You grew on me like a tumour
And you spread through me like malignant melanoma
I guess I never knew
How fast a little mole can grow on you

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    General Commentthis is made all the more beautiful because of how amusing the metaphor is... in principle, at least. i stopped laughing after the first verse and then i kinda had a half-smile/pain in my chest.

    genius, man.
    heartshotsupernovaon June 27, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"the successful removal of you
    would probably kill me too"
    that's like the cutest bit of the song. i love this lmao
    wind-up*sushion November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes all the hairs on my neck stand on end and a lump rise in my throat; it is the most beautiful love song I have ever known. The comedy just hightens the effect. Medical references trip effortlessly off Minchin's tongue, you can tell he's the son and the grandson of doctors.
    stelladessoyon January 06, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI love this song, I think it's incredibly romantic in a deliciously snarky way.
    elanceon January 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat I love about this song is that it doesn't go that far beyond the love-as-affliction metaphor already present in so many love-songs-by-numbers. By taking it to its natural conclusion, this song should be hilarious and, as you say, snarky, but it manages to be incredibly tender and beautiful at the same time. One of my favourites.
    x-Claudia-xon April 30, 2010   Link

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