The sunshine girl is sleeping
She falls and dreams alone
And me I am her dagger
Too numb to feel her pain

The world is full of noise yeah
I hear it all the time
And me I am your dagger
You know I am your wound

I thought I heard you whisper
It happens all the time
I thought I heard you whisper
It happens all the time

She whispers while I'm sleeping:
"I love you when you smile"
I didn't really lose you
I just lost it for a while

The world is full of noise yeah
I hear it all the time
You know I am your dagger
You know I am your wound

I thought I heard you whisper
It happens all the time
I thought I heard you whisper
It happens all the time


Lyrics submitted by typo, edited by rev0lting, lolka, michaeldentico

Dagger Lyrics as written by Neil Halstead

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  • +7
    General Comment

    He isn't able to feel, he is numb and is only now realizing how much he hurt someone. she loves him but left him and being alone is the loudest silence ever. he sees himself as nothing but a cause for her pain.

    Crystaldayson April 10, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General Comment

    "I didn't really lose you I just lost it for a while"

    gives me the chills. maybe about 2 people who cant be together due to being bad for each other. the wound is the perfect partner for a dagger. but however perfect they fit, they're slowly killing each other.

    caramelprisoneron July 28, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General Comment

    My friend sadly took his own life recently, and requested that 3 songs be played at his funeral, and this was one of them... It was his and his ex-girlfriend's song. :(

    morningspideron February 02, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    It happens all the time

    Motorama19on September 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    God how I love this song....I listen to it on repeat every day.

    kaputlaon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    supposedly, if you go by the liner notes to the reissue, neil wrote this about him and rachel (both singers and songwriters in slowdive) breaking up.

    beautiful.

    proximaon December 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    So gentle and sexy. One of the best album closers ever.

    lacuna112on April 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    To me, this song tells us about how the man fell into a depression of some sort and a sense of derealisation or absence, causing his girlfriend or lover to leave. “I am her dagger, too numb to feel her pain”, shows us that the man knows he has hurt this person and feel helpless and guilt knowing they can’t fully show empathy and that he has become aware of how he has caused someone to feel pain, but not the same pain as him. “I am your wound” also is a lyric telling us about his self-awareness in the hurt he has caused for someone and how he can’t come to a conclusion on how or if he can fix things. “I didn’t really lose you, I just lost it for a while” shows us that this went on for a long period of time when they were together, he would be too numb to depressed to do or feel anything, while she felt touch starved and not given enough attention to satisfy her in their relationship. “I thought I heard you whisper, it happens all the time” tells us for sure that their relationship had indeed split apart and maybe the woman has moved on, we don’t really know; but what we do know is that the man is still mourning over the relationship that he himself caused to lose.

    normanbuttlordon July 19, 2022   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    beautiful harmonies.

    zodinon December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    a perfect song. beautiful forever.

    JohnnyNny94on September 19, 2014   Link

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