I love you more than any man
But something's getting in the way
I do you harm because I can
For the second time today
Victims we are not of happenstance
But you're a victim all the same
Stuck inside a circumstance
With your confusion and your blame

And when I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

I ask you for another second chance
But then I drink it all away
And I get bellicose when you react
For the frustration and dismay
I was so delicate when we began
So tender when I spoke your name
But now I'm nothing but a partisan
To my compulsion and my shame

And when I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

You know, I'm grateful, I appreciate
But in fact, it's baleful how I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry

I love you more than any man
But I seem to lay it all to waste
I do you harm because I can
With a joke in questionable taste
I've such duplicity at my command
So I keep on lying to your face
Then I run away to wonderland
And disappear without trace

When I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

You know, I'm grateful, I appreciate
But in fact, it's baleful how I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry


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Bosco Lyrics as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    My InterpretationThis song is very strong. It is! It's about a man who abuses his wife and who regrets that he's hurting her. He understands the problem is him getting drunk and he can understand that he's sucking the life out of his loved one who takes care of him nonetheless. This revelation is very important, but we have no idea how the story continues. Will he be able to stop drinking to save his relationship and her health or will he try to drown that revelation with another glass of alcohol?

    It's a song that can turn both ways and though we hope that the protagonist is able to redeem himself and sacrifice his addiction for her love, we can't be sure. He says 'So I keep on lying to your face' but even though this sounds like his final decision to keep on drinking, the narrative suggests that he is still reflecting on what he'S doing and that gives us a sense of hope.
    StoriesinSongs.comon March 07, 2020   Link

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