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Set It Off – The Haunting lyrics
"Come on in, boy," said the skeletons sitting by her closet door
Dirty secrets, empty memories and broken hearts across the floor
I was knocked out, heels over head
So you dragged me by my feet, to a ghost town where you buried me
No wonder no one heard my screams

Love's so alive, but it died in it's sleep
And now that it's dead, I live in your head and I will haunt your fucking dreams

No one will love you like I did, will treat you like I did
So go on, wear that scarlet letter
No one will love you like I did, will touch you like I did
So good luck finding something, better

Run away, boy, if you couldn't tell, baby's got a thirst for blood
A subtle system, breaking melodies, craving bullets from her gun
So I tripped, stay followed every word little spirals in their eyes
Catch a lover, turn an enemy just to watch them burn alive

No one will love you like I did, will treat you like I did
So go on, wear that scarlet letter
No one will love you like I did, will touch you like I did
So good luck finding something better

Someday you may find that picture perfect guy
And I'll chase my words with poison
Until that day arrives, I swine take to the sky
Fill your boy with only lies, oh!

No one will love you like I did, will treat you like I did
So go on, wear that scarlet letter
No one will love you like I did, will touch you like I did
So good luck finding something better

No one will love you like I did, will treat you like I did
So go on, wear that scarlet letter
No one will love you like I did, will you fuck you like I did
So good luck finding something better
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    I think this song is about a relationship ending and the guy is obsessed with the girl. He talks about love dying and him staying on her mind and haunting her in her dreams. He tells her that nobody will treat and love her the way he did. Wearing a scarlet letter, I believe, means that she is precious and he wishes her good luck in finding someone or something better than him. During the song he repeats this. In the middle he says, how, if she finds a new guy he will spill lies to him (probably to break them up). Near the end he starts talking about the "picture perfect" guy for her. I believe he is realizing that he needs to move on and she deserves the "picture perfect" guy for both of them to be happy or satisfied. He says that, "until that day arrives" he will fill her boy with lies. "Skeletons sitting by her closet", probably means her ex-boyfriends. "No one heard my screams" might mean nobody saw how much the break up hurt him badly inside. (Anyway, I'm not 100% sure that's what this song means but its how I view the song's meaning. I hope it's how you guys view it also).
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    She cheats on the guy singing the song, and he catches them in the act, and now he hates her and feels nothing but malice for her. And he basically says to her as he breaks up with her and depart: “no one will love you like I did, will touch you like I did; so good luck on finding someone better”. Basically low key implying she may never find a guy like him that will be able to fill his shoes.
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    This song obviously is talking about a girl who kills any guy that she meets. The song says that the first guy came to her house to skeletons which he thought nothing of before she knocked him out over the head with a shovel and buries his dead body somewhere. She also goes and kills another man with a gun and also sets some other dude on fire, too. The song is technically saying that all three of the men that she killed are now teaming up in the afterlife to make her life miserable by scaring the shit out of her by haunting her as spirits. I know this might sound kinda stupid, but this is what I took from the song. Plus, I think the thought of dead people getting revenge from beyond the grave is pretty badass, too.
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    This song is kind of a broken heart song. He loves the girl and misses her but she is over him. The "'Come on in boy' said the skeletons sitting by her closet door" part means she's done some stuff and she's looking for someone to be with other than Cody. He repeats throughout the song "Good luck finding something better". I believe he is actually wishing her good luck but in an aggressive tone. He does want her to be happy but he wants her to be happy with him. The "Love's so alive but it died in it's sleep. And now that it's dead i live in your head and i will haunt your fucking dreams" part means that their love faded away and he will stay in her head and he'll never leave her in a sense. The "I was knocked out, heels over head. So you dragged me by my feet. To a ghost town where you buried me. No wonder no one heard my screams" part means that she knocked him off guard by breaking his heart and she buried the past and feelings deep inside her so she sees him as nothing but another person. This song is aggressive but is sweet and gentle in a sense.
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    I know that in the song that she cheated on him, is if you read the book or know of “The Scarlet Letter”, which he kept referencing in the song, is the main character Hester, she cheated on her husband with another man that lived in the same colony as her (despite her believing her husband was long dead), and as punishment for cheating and infidelity back then in the 1600s, you were to wear a red-colored or scarlet letter “A” pinned to the front of your clothing everyday for the rest of your life so people will know of the sin you committed. So it was obvious when he referenced and said: “Go on and wear that scarlet letter”, that she cheated on him and was enraged and deeply hurt, and I believe in the middle of the song, I think it kinda implies that he walked in on the them “doing it” a little before and right up to where he said “lover turned enemy”.
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      I think this song is about a relationship ending and the guy is obsessed with the girl. He talks... Read more →
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      She cheats on the guy singing the song, and he catches them in the act, and now he hates her and... Read more →

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