"Caligulove" as written by and John/homme Baldwin....
In the temple (I was an offering)
Of the heartless (I was an offering)
I was humbled (I was an offering)
And reborn
Into a god.

A sensitive soul is just,
A tyrant who enslaves,
All those around him,
To make certain he
Is hurt, always

I don't need a reason baby,
Put your arms around me.
Hold me real close,
Clap me in irons,
C'mon caligulove me,
C'mon caligulove me.

You can hear it (as an offering)
If you're a good girl (as an offering)
A righteous choir is singing (as an offering)
No, screaming,
As they burn.

Darling, there are no taboos
In lust.
My veins coarse blood that's so
When heartless hears a heartbeat
He's jealous, so jealous.

I don't need a reason baby,
Put your arms around me.
Hold me real close,
Clap me in irons,
C'mon caligulove me.

I already gotcha baby,
Put yourself upon me.
I'm in lust,
A slave to desire,
When you caligulove me.
C'mon on,
Love me.
Hold me real close
Love me.
I need your caligulove girl.

Lyrics submitted by DeadEndFriend

"Caligulove" as written by Josh Homme John Baldwin

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

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  • +3
    General CommentAs Josh Homme is fond of saying (and as a lot of songs seem to be) "This song's about fuckin"
    kingbonesteron January 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds a little like "in a gadda da vida / in the garden of eden"
    smdylanon January 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song, have only listened to it a couple of times. Not sure yet what the lyrics mean but think Caligula was a Roman Emperor who was particularly debauched.
    catswithgunson November 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's pretty self explanatory in the chorus this one. It's just a guy that wants to fuck the brains out of some girl, it's got a primitive feel to it with the rhythm as well which makes me think it's more about pure lust than love (and it's backed up by the lyrics). Caligula was a Roman Emporer who was known for being a bit insane and particularly ruthless by the way, so it fits in with crazy, primitive sex with no strings attached.
    LeylandLaticon December 04, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionYou're missing a line after "He's jealous". It should be "He's jealous... So jealous..."

    Also, Caligula was a lusty transvestite of an emperor, so the name certainly fits.
    ThemWonkyBuzzardson March 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, definately about fuckin. Great song off a great album.
    powert99on April 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJosh Homme at Rock AM Ring - "This song is about loving someone too god damn much"...
    yourmistakeindeedon December 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy who gets offered as a sacrifice to 'the gods' long ago, and comes back as some sort of undead creature who falls in love with some girl.

    "in the temple/i was an offering/and was reborn"

    "when the heartless hears a heartbeat/he's jealous"
    Crane42on January 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song Comparison"I don't need a reason baby / Put your arms around me"

    It's awesome how Homme borrowed a verse from Eagles of Death Metal's "Solo Flights," another band also co-formed by Homme.
    minowaon March 02, 2013   Link

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