"His Love" as written by and Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin....
Augusten, if I write something beautiful
Will it squash the hurt that’s living deep inside of you?
Augusten, are you just like me
Does your hurt fade as you write out your history?

I just want to know how you were able
To survive so long with the wolf at the table

Augusten, so you were hiding in the forest
With your love still laid out before him
Augusten, with that love stuck inside
How did you ever sleep at night?

I just want to know how you were able
To survive so long with the wolf at the table
Augusten, tell me how were you able
To control the urge to kill the wolf at the table?

His love, his love you spoke of
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Augusten, do you struggle for the words?
Does the right way to put it sometimes hurt?
Augusten, am I just like you?
Could I ever truly know what I would do?

I just want to know how you were able
To survive so long with the wolf at the table
Augusten, tell me how were you able
To control the urge to kill the wolf at the table?

His love, his love, his love
His love, his love, his love
His love, his love you spoke of
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

One, two, three, four
His love right out the door
One, two, three, four
His love right out the door
One, two, three, four
His love right out the door

His love, his love you spoke of
Oh, oh, oh, oh
His love, his love you spoke of
Oh, oh, oh, oh
His love, his love you spoke of
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh


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    General CommentHoly shit I heard this when he came here on his book tour and was absolutely blown away. They play it right before he comes on in total darkness, and it's amazing. At the reading, he basically explained a few of the monstrous things his dad (the wolf) was doing. His dad was a sociopath and would do things to taunt and torture Augusten for his whole childhood. I haven't read the book yet, but just hearing him explain some of the things his dad did could help you understand the song better.

    SPOILER WARNING

    One of the stories told how Augusten and his mother went away for a week or so, and he was told on a daily basis that his dad was taking care of his beloved guinea pig, and when he got home the guinea pig was dead and rotting in his cage.

    Another told of one night when his mom wasn't home and it was just him and his dad. His dad turned off all the lights in the house and loudly sharpened all the knives in the house, with a huge grin on his face the whole time.

    His dad, by the way, taught ethics and was the head of the philosophy department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
    MolokoVelloceton May 25, 2008   Link

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