Samson

by Regina Spektor

Duration:
3:09
Released:
Dec 25, 2002
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Lyrics for Samson by Regina Spektor:

Chorus
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
I have to go, I have to go
Your hair was long when we first met

Verse 1
Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
He ate a slice of Wonder bread, and went right back to bed
And history books forgot about us and the Bible didn't mention us
And the Bible didn't mention us, not even once

Chorus
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came falling on our heads
But they're just old light, they're just old light
Your hair was long when we first met

Verse 2
Samson came to my bed
Told me that my hair was red
Told me I was beautiful, and came into my bed
Oh, I cut his hair myself one night
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
And he told me that I'd done alright
And kissed me 'til the morning light, the morning light
And he kissed me 'til the morning light

Verse 3
Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
He ate a slice of Wonder bread, and went right back to bed
Oh, we couldn't bring the columns down
Yeah, we couldn't destroy a single one
And history books forgot about us
And the Bible didn't mention us, not even once

Outro
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first

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Song Facts

Allegedly, A&R representatives thought this track was so beautiful there was no way it could be written by such a young artist as Regina Spektor.

It originally appeared on 2002’s album Songs, with a slightly faster tempo. Spektor went through numerous versions when re-recording it for Begin to Hope, and, one night when no-one else was in the studio, she was able to finally record the version she really wanted.

“Samson” reimagines the Biblical story found in “Judges 16”. One popular interpretation is that Spektor uses this story as a metaphor for a boyfriend who died of cancer.

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