I keep getting attacked by
the girl in the black hat
the girl in the black hat.

I can't find any shade but
i'll be swayed as long as
i've got a switchblade.

I keep getting the eye from
the girl in the thigh highs
the girl in the thing highs.

With irises of jade are built
to persuade and they're
swift like a switchblade.


Switchblade, switchblade
they're swift like a switchblade

Nobody wears it like you anymore.
Nobody wears it like you anymore.


Light like a feather
bright like a dying star.
Cut those together
girl that is what you are.
Wild eyes forever
built to punish and persuade.
I like together
But all I got was a switchblade.


So just gimme the facts
who's the girl in the black hat
the girl in the black hat.

I can't find any shade but
i'll be swayed as long as
i've got a switchblade.

I think of getting a rise
on all the American thighs
her American thighs.

She got her black hat
and irises of jade
and I got a switchblade.


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    General CommentI feel that Switchblade means a quick glance that affected the writer greatly.
    A switchblade is fast, Closes and hides its blade and is sharp.

    With irises of jade are built
    to persuade and they're
    swift like a switchblade.

    Here the writer is drawing confidence from the fact that she looked briefly at him.
    Xilveraon July 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBackground: Okay. So this is definitely my favorite song on the new Incubus album. I saw them last night at Hollywood Bowl. Today, I decided to watch the movie "The Black Dahlia" because we were in Hollywood last night.

    Lyrical meaning/interpretation: One of the last scenes in the movie "The Black Dahlia" shows Hillary Swank (the villain) finally being revealed as the murderer of Elizabeth Short. However, in the scene, she is revealed from the shadows in a black top hat and she flicks her switchblade in attempt to kill one of the policeman. It dawned on me right then of the possibility that this song is written about the infamous murder of Elizabeth short as well as the movie "The Black Dahlia". Consider the lyrics throughout the song: "I keep getting the eyes from the girl in the thigh highs", "I think of getting a rise on all the American thighs, her American thighs", "I keep getting attacked by the girl in the black hat", and particularly, "Light like a feather bright like a dying star. Cut those together girl that is what you are. Wild eyes forever built to punish and persuade."

    kelseyson October 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAt first I was just being stupid and going to say that "switchblade" is a euphemism for penis, but now I actually think it is.
    I may be wrong, havent gotten the album yet, but when he says "i like together" i think it's "I lied together" (with a girl) and the girl did not please him, or maybe, he didn't have the feeling for her he thought he would, so all he got was a switchblade... an erection that didn't leave him the way he wanted.

    (think of a switchblade... it rises to the occasion, just like men do)
    spenceriscoolon July 14, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI keep getting attacked by the girl in the black hat
    the girl in the black hat.
    I can't find any shade but I'll be suede as long as I got a switchblade.
    I keep getting the eye from the girl in the thigh highs
    the girl in the thing highs.
    Thosw irises of jade were built to persuade and 'r swift like a switchblade.
    Switchblade. Switchblade. They're swift like a switchblade.

    Nobody wears it like you anymore!
    Nobody wears it like you anymore!

    Light like a feather
    bright like a dying star
    cut those together
    girl that is what you are
    Wild eyes forever!
    Built to punish and persuade
    I'd like to get her
    But all I got was a switchblade.

    So just gimme the facts, who's the girl in the black hat?
    The girl in the black hat
    I can't find any shade, but I'll be suede as long as I've got a switchblade.
    Think of getting a rise on her American thighs
    on her American thighs.
    She got her black hat and irises of jade
    and I got a switchblade.

    Nobody wears it like you anymore!
    Nobody wears it like you anymore!

    Light like a feather
    bright like a dying star
    cut those together
    girl that is what you are
    Wild eyes forever!
    Built to punish and persuade
    I'd like to get her
    But all I got was a switchblade.

    Nobody wears it like you anymore!
    Nobody wears it like you anymore!
    dolgolaeon December 27, 2011   Link

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