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He used to call me DN
That stood for deadly nightshade
Cause I was filled with poison
But blessed with beauty and rage
Jim told me that
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
Jim brought me back
Reminded me of when we were kids

This is ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence

He used to call me poison
Cause I was poison ivy
I could have died right there
Cause Jim was right beside me
Jim raised me up
He hurt me but it felt like true love
Jim taught me that
Loving him was never enough

This is ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence

We can go back to New York
Cause loving him was really hard
We can go back to town
Heaven don't know who we are
Heaven is on earth
I will do anything for you, babe
Guess it is meant to be
Crying tears of gold, like Adam and Eve

I love you the first time
I love you the last time
Yo soy la princesa, comprende these late nights
Cause I'm your jazz singer
And you're my cult leader
I love you forever
I really love you forever

This is ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
Ultraviolence
I can hear sirens, sirens
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
I can hear violins, violins
Give me all of that ultraviolence



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    I believe that Ultra-violence is about an abusive relationship between her and “Jim”, for example with “he hit me and it felt like a kiss” and “He hurt me and it felt like true love” She feels like whenever he hits her, she takes it as an act for love, every beating and every bruise was not out of hatred or bad spirit but out of love, and she is too blinded by the false act of love to realize that this is wrong. When she sings “Jim brought me back reminding me of when we were kids” means that this abuse has gone on for a while, either that or she was abused by another when she was a child so she has become numb to the feeling. “I can hear the sirens, sirens” means that she has probably gone to the emergency room in the result of these beatings, but never telling anyone that they were caused because of Jim. “I could of died because Jim was right beside me” She probably almost died or got extremely injured by the result of these beatings by Jim. “Because I'm your Jazz singer and your my cult leader” means that she feels like he is in control of her and she will follow him where ever he may go, while she is just simply a jazz singer, a beautiful distraction and past time to him and she is nothing more to him. The song is quite obvious to the meaning once you start to pick it up a little bit, all the pieces come together.

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