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  1. #1
    Hey, I know this is a stupid question. But, still I'd like to know what everybody's interpretation of the lyrics is.

    Hm... I'll give it a try...


    >I heard the news baby, all about your disease
    Yeah you may have all you want, baby, but I got somethin' you need
    Oh yeah, ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, yeah before
    You know you're semi-good lookin', and on the streets again
    Oh yeah you think you're really cookin' baby, you better find yourself a friend
    My friend, ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, uh before, uh before, before
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Babe it's rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, uh before

    I think this is about a woman who is not getting the love she needs from a guy she used to be with.

    >I been to the edge, an' there I stood an' looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby, I got no time to mess around

    Does anyone know what this part of the song is about? I guess the guy is figuring out that he's got "no time to mess around" and doesn't have time for the woman anymore.

    >Mmmm, so if you want it got to bleed for it baby
    Yeah, got to got to bleed baby
    Mmmm, you got to got to bleed baby
    Hey, got to got to bleed baby

    And how about this part? Is "bleed" meant literally or not? I think it's just a figure of speech here.

    >Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, before, before
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Don't wanna talk about love
    Don't need to talk about love
    Ain't gonna talk about love, no more, no more, ah
    Hey Hey Hey
    Hey Hey Hey

    I think the guy is talking about that doesn't want to have anything to do with the woman ever again.

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (dlrrules @ Oct. 27 2003,8:39)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">[/b][/quote]
    Meh, we're doing poetry in school right now, why not....

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I heard the news baby, all about your disease
    Yeah you may have all you want, baby, but I got somethin' you need
    Oh yeah, ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, yeah before
    You know you're semi-good lookin', and on the streets again
    Oh yeah you think you're really cookin' baby, you better find yourself a friend
    My friend, ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, uh before, uh before, before
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Babe it's rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, uh before[/b][/quote]

    This girl is rotten, she's got an STD... but she want's Dave's lovin', and he won't give it to her&#33;

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I been to the edge, an' there I stood an' looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby, I got no time to mess around[/b][/quote]

    The edge = going out on a limb and having a one night stand with your bandmate's girlfriend. Hence losing friends over fucking their girlfriends...

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Mmmm, so if you want it got to bleed for it baby
    Yeah, got to got to bleed baby
    Mmmm, you got to got to bleed baby
    Hey, got to got to bleed baby[/b][/quote]

    Definately figurative. "If you want my love, you're gonna have to bleed for it&#33;"

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, before, before
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Don't wanna talk about love
    Don't need to talk about love
    Ain't gonna talk about love, no more, no more, ah
    Hey Hey Hey
    Hey Hey Hey[/b][/quote]

    Simply re-stating his feelings from the beginning.
    "I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I donít care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits."

    ~ William S. Burroughs

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    >I heard the news baby, all about your disease
    Yeah you may have all you want, baby, but I got somethin' you need
    Oh yeah, ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, yeah before
    You know you're semi-good lookin', and on the streets again
    Oh yeah you think you're really cookin' baby, you better find yourself a friend
    My friend, ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, uh before, uh before, before
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Babe it's rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, uh before

    She was pregnant by some guy, had the baby and is now back on the streets and all Dave wants from her is ass and making it clear he will not love her.

    >I been to the edge, an' there I stood an' looked down
    You know I lost a lot of friends there baby, I got no time to mess around

    Dave has watched many friends fall into parenthood while he stood and watched them fall and has no intentions of doing the same

    >Mmmm, so if you want it got to bleed for it baby
    Yeah, got to got to bleed baby
    Mmmm, you got to got to bleed baby
    Hey, got to got to bleed baby

    He wants her to let him do his will and take what he is gonna dish out even if it hurts.

    >Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    My love is rotten to the core
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Just like I told you before, before, before
    Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Don't wanna talk about love
    Don't need to talk about love
    Ain't gonna talk about love, no more, no more, ah
    Hey Hey Hey
    Hey Hey Hey

    He's gonna use, abuse and refuse her and not call in the morning, or ever for that matter.

  4. #4
    thanks for everything...
    === Chess ===

 

 

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