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Tim Minchin – You Grew On Me lyrics

You grew on me like a tumour
And you spread through me like malignant melanoma
And now you're in my heart
I should've cut you out back at the start

Now I'm afraid there's no cure for me
No dose of emotional chemotherapy
Can halt my pathetic decline
I should've had you removed back when you were benign

I picked you up like a virus
Like meningococcal meningitis
Now I can't feel my legs
When you're around I can't get out of bed

I've left it too late to risk an operation
I know there's no hope of a clean amputation
The successful removal of you
Would probably kill me, too

You grew on me like carcinoma
Crept up on me like untreated glaucoma
Now I find it hard to see
This untreated dose of you has blinded me

I should've consulted my local physician
I'm stuck now forever with this tunnel vision
My periphery is screwed
Wherever I look now, all I see is you

When we first met you seemed fickle and shallow
But my armour was no match for your poison arrow
You are wedged inside my chest
If I tried to take you out now I might bleed to death
I'm feeling short of breath

You grew on me like a tumour
And you spread through me like malignant melanoma
I guess I never knew
How fast a little mole can grow... on... you

Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/tim_minchin/you_grew_on_me.html

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    This song uses lots of clichés about love, and then reinterprets them with literal examples (blinded by love-glaucoma, reaching someone's heart-cancer) which turns out a very clever love song, especially when he whispers at the end, "... on... you...", which makes the lyrics which sounded quite selfish at the start show his wife as the person who has to suffer this.
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