"Wrapped Around Your Finger" as written by and Gordon Matthew Sumner....
You consider me the young apprentice
Caught between the Scylla and Charibdes
Hypnotized by you if I should linger
Staring at the ring around your finger

I have only come here seeking knowledge
Things they would not teach me of in college
I can see the destiny you sold turned into a shining band of gold

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger
Mephistopheles is not your name
I know what you're up to just the same
I will listen hard to your tuition
You will see it come to its fruition
I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Devil and the deep blue sea behind me
Vanish in the air you'll never find me
I will turn your face to alabaster
When you'll find your servant is your master

You'll be wrapped around my finger
You'll be wrapped around my finger
You'll be wrapped around my finger


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"Wrapped Around Your Finger" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General Commentsome good interpretations, i agree with the one that looks at this song's time reference, which is the future.

    the seeing of the ring of gold, the wrapping around the finger, and the discovery that "the servant is the true master" all refer to the future. the singer himself is the ring of gold (i'll be wrapped around your finger) that will eventually be wrapped around her finger (and she around his), in other words they will marry as the ring represents that and both of them will wrap the other's finger.

    the reference to the woman as not being mephistopheles means she is not the devil, though still immersed in the lies that the devil spins (i know what you're up to just the same). the best line of the song is "when you find out that your servant is your master..." which means that she will find out that the one who is serving her, listening to her in"tuition" to find what's best, is also the one who has become her saving grace. But for the meantime, he "will vanish" until she will make this discovery.

    the line of the servant becoming the master is very true- those who serve others and ideals higher than themselves are the true kings and queens of this world.




    jmax1983on February 21, 2011   Link

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