I'm the hard looser
You'll find me crashing through my mother's door
I am the ugly lover
You'll find us rolling on the dirty floor

Break my body, hold my bones, hold my bones
Break my body, hold my bones, hold my bones
Break my body, hold my bones, hold my bones

I'm a belly dancer
I'll shake forever and I'll never care
I'm a building jumper
Roof to roof you'll see me flying in the air

Break my body, hold my bones, hold my bones
Break my body, hold my bones, hold my bones
Break my body, hold my bones, hold my bones, bones

Somebody got hurt
Somebody get hurt
Somebody got her

Lyrics submitted by riffic, edited by rglynch91

Break My Body Lyrics as written by Charles Thompson

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  • +3
    General CommentI think the first line is actually "I'm a horny loser." At least that's what it sounds like to me.
    phlapjackson December 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentoh yeah.... i think this song is about self hatred.... thats all i can get out of it.... i wish i could get in this guys head.... i wonder what he thinks....
    trajikclownon April 19, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt was only recently that I discovered the Pixies, but to me this song could be interpretted as a reference to liking S&M. The references about being an "ugly lover", "rolling on the floor", and being a "belly dancer" describe sexual things. Also, the fact that the guy describes himself as a "loser" and as "ugly" may makes him seem somewhat masochistic. Thus, "break my body, hold my bones" becomes sexual. Also, the last three lines of the song represent reaching climax.
    darkthundahon April 13, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it has a biblical undertone. Jesus Christ said "this (bread) is my body, break it and eat in remembrance of me" maybe, maybe not what the song is about
    oidimedon April 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is definitely the best song on Surfer Rosa. Such an incredible song.
    SoundgardeNirvanaon December 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmbiguous lyrics. Great melody and music.
    endofthelinejoelon June 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about incest
    Frodoon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow dare you all not comment on this song?!? This song is great! ...then again I really have nothing to say besides that but still, damn you all! You should all be ashamed of yourselfs!! >:o
    Benny-Xon October 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell this song is really good.... everytime i hear it im like... wow why didnt i write that.... haha.... but anyways.... the phrase ugly lover is used in many modest mouse songs..... just compairing two great bands... :)
    trajikclownon April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure what the core meaning is, but I don't really care. This song to me is just about giving in to everyone's perceptions of you and not giving a shit about what they think and doing what you want despite their opinion. Break my body almost seems like a challenge to the naysayers if you interpret it this way.
    BuckWilderon June 15, 2004   Link

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