It is for me
The eventual truth
Of that look of the lioness to her man across the Nile
It is that look of the lioness to her man across the Nile

Want to feel my heart break if it must break in your jaws
Want you to lick my blood off your paws

You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
I will swim to you
I will swim to you
I will swim to you
I will swim to you

Whether you save me
Whether you savage me
Want my last look to be the moon in your eyes
Want my heart to break if it must break in your jaws
Want you to lick my blood off your paws

It is for me
The eventual truth
It is that look of the lioness to her man across the Nile
It is that look of the lioness to her man across the Nile
And you can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
You can't get here fast enough
I will swim to you
I will swim to you
I will swim to you
I will swim to you
I will swim to you, to you
I will swim to you


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery, edited by rewgq3q4g343gdfasdf, Joselo527

Lioness Lyrics as written by Jason Molina

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  • +3
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    shit I love this song so much

    menaceon August 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    I just found this song.

    I think it's about putting your trust in somebody so implicitly because you love them, that no matter what might happen to you in their hands - like if they break your heart... then it's like, if he was going to get his heart broken, he'd want it to be by her.

    "whether you save you me whether you savage me "

    or... actually... thinking about it...

    "wanna feel my heart break if it must break in your jaws"

    could also mean that his heart WILL be broken in her (metaphorical, presumably) jaws, and if it happens, he wants to be able to feel it. dunno quite what that would mean...

    Bohemianon May 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I don't think it's necessarily about the predatory nature of women. In general men really are more predatory. I like to think he's talking about a specific "lioness" and it's more a comment on her than all of women.

    aoeuhntson December 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    yeah he's definitely talking about getting it on with a lioness.

    high fidelityon February 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i don't think i can put into words how much i love this song...its totally amazing

    dinger5842on August 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song is sweet as hell yo

    tumultbeingon September 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I wish I was a lioness...

    milk_and_honeyon February 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    most romantic song of all time. period.

    lllaurenon February 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    What I love about this song is that it puts simply, the basics of courting/passion. A person can take a billion cliche love settings/situations or what would be deemed "romantic" for the present times and fill billions of tunes with those useless words, however none of those would even compare to this song. So simple. So beautiful. So true. This song says everything that needs to be said about attraction without overdoing it.

    britbachon August 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    agreed. most romantic song ever.

    thuglifeforevson February 13, 2008   Link

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