Iris
by Live

Album: Throwing Copper (1994)

Songfacts®:

  • This song seems to be about a man that is getting oral sex from a woman. He seems to have a past of it yet he's afraid of falling for her: "The felix of your truth will always break it and the iris of your eye will always shake it and the armies, the armies I have created will always hate it will always bait you on."

    He seems to be having a major struggle with not wanting to love. It's sometimes easier to remain distanced and just experience the physical minus the emotion and the fear of the vulnerability that inevitably follows. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Denise - Yuba City, CA

Comments: 1

  • John from Brisbane, AustraliaIt's about masturbation.
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