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You say "I love you boy"
I know you lie.
I trust you all the same-
I don't know why.

'Cause when my back is turned,
My bruises shine.
Our broken fairytale,
So hard to hide.

I still believe,
It's you and me
'till the end of...


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    Aug 27th, 2011 8:13am report

    1. "sitting in a wishing hole"
    If it was a "well" it would be full of water.

    2."hoping it stays dry"
    self explanitory.

    3. "Feet cast in solid stone"
    or "concrete boots" as the mobsters would use to drown their victims because they would sink like a stone.

    4. "I got gilligans eyes"
    Based on the myth that a man named gilligan cried an entire ocean because he lost the woman he loved.
    (I heard this story when I was a child and for the life of me, cant find any evidence of it online. I will however keep searching. When I do find it, I will post it on here.)

    The basic jist this passage is that, hes down in a hole with concrete boot on with no way out, and he hopes it will stay dry because he knows he has the ability to flood it with his tears which could lead to his death. Love Hurts.

    I hope this interpretation helps.


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    Oct 17th, 2010 10:16pm report

    For me, this song reminds me of a past experience with a violent boyfriend. I don't think that this is what is was meant for, but the lyrics relate well to the feelings that I went through.
    - you say I love you, I know you lie. This to me brings back the emotion of my boyfriend telling me he loved me but being told by my friends that he cleraly didn't otherwise he wouldnt treat me in the way he did.
    - I trust you all the same, I don't know why. I would constantly go back to my boyfriend and I would always trust that he wouldnt hurt me again.
    - Cause when my back is turned, my bruises shine. I think this is self explanitory, the scars that he left on me.
    - Our broken fairytale, so hard to hide. Our relationship was very clearly broken and messed up, all of my friends and family could see this, and I couldnt hide the pain he had caused.
    - I still believe its you and me until the end of time. No matter how many times I would get hurt, I couldnt see myself with any other man.
    - When we colide we come together. To be frank, the only time that I felt truly connected to him was when we were having sex.
    - If we don't we'll always be apart. I felt that if I didn't get intimate with him then we would constantly be arguing and would feel apart from each other.
    - I'll take a bruise, I know you're worth it. I didn't mind getting hurt by him. I loved him and it was always worth the pain just so that I oculd be with him.
    - Sitting in a wishing hole. I would sit at home alone wishing that things could go back to when we first met without all of the violence.
    - Feet cast in solid stone. When I thought about leaving my boyfriend, I felt that there was no escape.
    - OUr future is for, many of horror. As the relationship came to and end and I felt the couriage to leave him with the help of my friends, I realised taht if I was to stay with him then my future would be horror.


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    Dec 13th, 2010 12:26pm report

    The whole story of Gilligans Island was about being deserted on an island. So do you not think the lyric 'Got Gilligans eye's' is merely referring to the feeling 'being deserted' with no where to go? As the song is about breaking up with someone and still loving them, or missing a chance. I think that makes more sense than anything else...
    Mark Perry


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    Mar 2nd, 3:19am report

    This is a father/son song sung by the abused boy who still loves his dad more than anything.


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    May 31st, 2018 5:32am report

    The way I interpret it is through my particular relationship with my wife of 22 years. She is a drug addict and mentally abuses me constantly, all of the turmoil that he describes, for me, is mental. The problem is that I am fearful of ending the relationship for fear of her committing suicide...as she has attempted several times. I am wasting my life waiting for her to get clean,and my adult children are constantly struggling with her clinging to her mother/child relationship with them, even though one of them has given up and written her off emotionally. This song pulls heavy on my heart strings every time I hear it, but I am hopeful that one day I will get the courage to cut bait, and move on.


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    May 9th, 2017 5:05pm report

    Biffy wrote this song about his dad abusing him because Biffy's mother (Eleanor) died of cancer.

    -you say "I love you boy", I know you lie. Biffy thinks his father doesn't love him even know his father does love him but he has just lost his wife.

    -I'll take a bruise I know your worth it. Biffy is taking the abuse that his dad offers him because he realises the pain he's going through so he lets his dad take it out on him.

    -I still believe, it's you and me until the end of time. Despite the fact that his father abuses him, Biffy still loves his dad and would do anything for him.

    -'cuz when my back is turned, my bruises shine. Proof that his dad abused him.

    -when we collide we come together, if we don't we'll always be apart. Biffy feels like his father abusing him is the only way they can bond and if they don't see each other his father would have to go through the pain on his own so Biffy wanted his dad to take all the pain and anger out on him, because Biffy knew that it could make his father feel better or that he can take his anger out.

    -when you hit me hit me hard. Biffy is implying that when his dad hits him he wants his dad to hit him hard so he can take all the anger away.

    -I've got Gilligan's eyes. Gilligan is a character in a tv programme who was accused of having 'glazed eyes' and an innocent view of the world. Biffy means that he was an innocent person but got abused even though he did nothing wrong

    -'cause you sat alone. Biffy is implying that his dad had no one to love because his wife just died so he'd try and comfort him by letting his dad abuse him.


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    Oct 16th, 2016 10:14pm report

    My interpretation
    sitting in a wishing hole hoping it does not get dry feet cast in solid stone I have got Gilligan eyes
    my interpretation is that He is waiting for her lover and wishing that they love each other as they used to love each other and he has no one else that he loves except for her yet he feel so isolated.


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    Oct 7th, 2014 10:37am report

    When you are truly in love you take all the shit that comes with it...whatever the baggage...it might cause some hostility and often does..but without it the love wouldn't be real...sometimes the person you love the most hurts you the most..but something deep in our phsyce we (humans) needs the aggro...we love attention.


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    Nov 3rd, 2013 11:03pm report

    This song is about LOVE/HATE relationships. The kind of love that drives you crazy because you know you keep hurting yourselves and yet you need each other really bad. He explains it here:



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    Jul 4th, 2013 7:24pm report

    My take is the start of the song is about the singer being in love, then having the person youre in love with fall out of love with you, or at least having second thoughts about how they feel or something along those lines. Thats what the metaphors point too, not sure about Gilligans eyes though. He's at a low, feet of stone, feels weighted down, sits in a wishing hole wishing that things will be ok. he still believes its him and her till the end of time.

    To me the whole of the song is about 2 people who are most in love when they are mad, passionate, most emotional with each other...'when we collide we come together', like mixing concrete it all comes together as one...like tiny particles that smash into each other and fuse together (not that i know anything about tiny particles).

    'Many of Horror' is the collective for all of us that have been in a desperate situation like this or maybe many of horror is to do with life in general, the complexities of life, the confusion, the mess I dont know :)

    'you said love is letting us go against what our future is for, many of horror'...er, does that mean she thinks their love or love in general takes them away from their paths in life? The depressing shit of normal life with the headaches and the pain? Not sure i can my head around that one.


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    Aug 29th, 2012 8:39pm report

    he suspects she's unfaithful and there are signs whenever she is away from him but he doesn't care. when she is with him the two of them "come together" perfectly so he can take the pain of them being apart but deep down he knows it cannot last forever and will end horribly.


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    Feb 5th, 2012 2:37pm report

    It's a fucking love song - get over it you dicks. Proper fucking love, when two people really connect, not the bullshit kind of love most of you losers can only dream of. I'm not surprised none of you get it - your own parents probably never gave a shit about each other, or you, so why should it ever occur to you that people could love each other so much? I suppose you all think Black is about fucking marker pens! You fucktards!


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    Jun 8th, 2011 6:44pm report

    The idea them coming together when they collide is not sexual.

    It's just he's so desperate to maintain the only connection they have left, which is arguing.


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    Jun 5th, 2011 6:13am report

    The song is about the marriage of the lead singer, he said so himself in an interview I heard, it's about how marriage is hard and full of arguments but how you still know deep down you will always be with that person, no matter how much you hurt each other at times.


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    Feb 11th, 2011 2:49pm report


    The man himself explains what the song is about


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    Feb 5th, 2011 2:17am report

    I don't think this song is about an abusive father-son relationship. The words "I still believe it's you and me till the end of time" would be a bit weird if it was!


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    Feb 4th, 2011 2:47am report

    Why an abusive man an not an abusive woman, the song is written by a man and it starts with "you say I love you BOY". Men suffer to, granted not as much but men suffer more in scilence when in an abusive relationship as they are to embaressed to come forth.
    The song does have dark undertones of a torchered soul but dont take the lyrics to liturally. Biffy himself said this is a song about 2 people madly in love and all the good and bad things that go with this, especially when love is so strong it actually tears them apart fro paranoia and lack of trust, the bruises are on the inside and take far longer than physical bruises to heal when they part company

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