The Smiths: Girlfriend In a Coma Meaning
Girlfriend In a Coma Lyrics
I know - its serious
Girlfriend in a coma, I know
I know - its really serious
There were times when I could
Have murdered her
(but you know, I would hate
Anything to happen to her)
No, I dont want to see...
anonymous Jun 21st, 6:59pm report
The 'girlfriend in a coma' theme is a common cliché in Soap Operas( like 'the character who gets amnesia, the characters who find out they're actually related, the villain who 'dies', then comes back, etc). The line 'I know, I know, it's serious' is tongue-in-cheek.
anonymous Jan 11th, 2014 1:18pm report
what is wrong with people?
get over the stupid dumbass endless references to violence
who hasn't wanted to kill (not really) their girlfriend
it's just a poetic reference
anonymous Aug 6th, 2013 8:20am report
He's the one that put her in a coma. Seems obvious.
anonymous Feb 6th, 2011 2:55am report
It's a breakup song. "Girlfriend in a coma" signifies that he has given up on their relationship, she's practically "dead" to him and there's nothing else that he can do make it work.
anonymous Nov 5th, 2007 11:32am report
I think it's pretty obvious that the guy is one of those who regularly beat up their girlfriends. Only this time he's gone a bit too far and now she's ended up lying in a coma.
He has a problem admitting his responsibility. That's why, though conceding that "there were times when [he] could have murdered her", nevertheless he would "hate anything to happen to her".
anonymous Apr 17th, 2007 4:51pm report
I thought his girlfriend was in a comma because she fell out of a window while reading that book "Eats Shoots and Leaves" ... no wait. That can't be it.
anonymous Mar 4th, 2007 3:35pm report
It's a pretty literal interp. The guy's girlfriend is in a coma and knows she's going to die, yet he is in denial and going through some guilt. He probably physically hurt her but didn't want to get caught. Hence "there were times when I could have murdered her, but I don't want a thing to happen to her." Out of guilt he refuses to see her. At the end he comes to terms that "it's realy serious" and she is dying so he begs to see her for the last time.
anonymous Jan 31st, 2007 1:15am report
YES!! that's it! and at times he wanted to murder her, other times he could have strangled her, but in reality, he would hate anything to happen to her. That sums it up
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