Our Work Was Good
Chelsea Wolfe Lyrics


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Oh the night is wild
And he is fine
And away we go
And oh our hands were tired/but our work was good
And our hands would hold
Brother our troubles are locked in each other's arms
And away we go
Happen, did it happen?
Is it over?
Is it done?
Answer
You'd only answer in questions
You knew me well
After did we care for one another or ourselves at
All
Over
Is it over




Did it happen
I knew him well

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Chelsea Wolfe's song "Our Work Was Good" evoke a sense of intense passion and a tumultuous night filled with wild, almost animalistic desire. The opening lines set the scene, describing how the night is wild, and the singer's lover is fine - hinting at the possibility of something physical or sexual between them. As they both abandon themselves to their impulses, their hands grow tired, but their work, their shared experience of passion, was good. The lines "brother our troubles are locked in each other's arms" emphasizes the connection and intimacy between them, to the point where they are like siblings. The repetition of the line "and away we go" highlights the temporary but intense nature of their encounter, which may not last but is still meaningful in the moment.


The lyrics then shift to questions about the nature of their relationship: Did it happen? Is it over? Is it done? The singer seems unsure, wondering if they cared for each other or only themselves during the encounter. The line "you'd only answer in questions" suggests that communication between them was difficult or perhaps non-existent, complicating any possible answers. The final line, "I knew him well," adds a note of sadness or melancholy, perhaps reflecting on the impermanence of their connection or the challenges of navigating relationships in general.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh the night is wild
The night is full of excitement and unpredictability.


And he is fine
She is attracted to her partner for the night.


And away we go
They embark on a sexual adventure.


And oh our hands were tired/but our work was good
Despite feeling physically exhausted, their sexual encounter was enjoyable and successful.


And our hands would hold
They held onto each other, perhaps for comfort or intimacy.


Brother our troubles are locked in each other's arms
In this moment, they find solace and release from their individual problems through sexual intimacy with each other.


Happen, did it happen?
She questions if their sexual encounter was real, if it actually happened.


Is it over?
She wonders if the sexual experience has come to an end.


Is it done?
She questions if their connection is finished.


Answer
She seeks a response or clarification regarding the status of their relationship after their sexual encounter.


You'd only answer in questions
Despite her attempts to gain clarity, her partner is only able to respond with unclear or evasive answers of his own.


You knew me well
The artist and her partner had a deep understanding of each other, which may have facilitated their sexual encounter.


After did we care for one another or ourselves at All
After the sexual encounter, she wonders if they truly cared for each other or if they were only focused on their own pleasure.


Over
The sexual encounter has come to an end.


Did it happen
She continues to question the reality of the sexual encounter.


I knew him well
She had an intimate connection with her partner, despite the uncertainty surrounding their relationship after the sexual encounter.




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