Vinegar & Salt
Hooverphonic Lyrics


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I...like the things that you hate
And you...hate the things that I like
But it hurts
Honesty's your church
But sometimes
It's better to lie
I...am the vinegar and salt
And you...are the oil that dissolves
My frustration
Honesty's limitation
But sometimes
It's better to lie
I am the vinegar and salt
And you are the oil that dissolves my frustrations
Limitations




But sometimes...
I don't dare to ask why

Overall Meaning

Hooverphonic's song "Vinegar & Salt" revolves around the differences and incompatibilities between two people who are in a relationship. The first verse talks about how the two have opposing tastes and preferences, which can cause friction in their relationship. The singer seems to enjoy the things that their partner hates, indicating a fundamental difference in their personalities. However, they choose to lie about their preferences sometimes to avoid conflict, even if the other person values honesty as if it were their religion.


The second verse uses a metaphor to compare the two people in the relationship. The singer identifies themselves as the vinegar and salt, while their partner is the oil that dissolves their frustrations and limitations. This metaphor implies that the singer may be unfitting and challenging to deal with, but their partner is the one who neutralizes and soothes their temper. The singer doesn't dare to ask why they are fundamentally different and incompatible; they seem to be resigned to accept the limitations of their relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

I...like the things that you hate
Despite our differences, I am drawn to the things you despise.


And you...hate the things that I like
Conversely, you reject what I adore.


But it hurts
Our conflicting interests can be painful at times.


Honesty's your church
You value truthfulness above all else.


But sometimes
However, there are occasions when honesty is not the best policy.


It's better to lie
Falsifying the truth can sometimes lead to a better outcome than telling the truth.


I...am the vinegar and salt
I am the source of bitterness in our relationship.


And you...are the oil that dissolves
You are the one who can reduce the tension and make the situation more palatable.


My frustration
My irritation and annoyance with our differences.


Honesty's limitation
Being truthful can only go so far in resolving our differences.


But sometimes
Again, there are circumstances where honesty alone is not enough.


I don't dare to ask why
Sometimes I am afraid to ask why we have such opposing views and tastes.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: ALEX CALLIER, GERARD MANSET, WILLIAM SHELLER

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@osmanberk192

I...like the things that you hate
And you...hate the things that I like
But it hurts
Honesty's your church
But sometimes
It's better to lie
I...am the vinegar and salt
And you...are the oil that dissolves
My frustration
Honesty's limitation
But sometimes
It's better to lie
I am the vinegar and salt
And you are the oil that dissolves my frustrations
Limitations
But sometimes...
I don't dare to ask why



@soyomin3322

I like the things that you hate
And you hate the things that I like
But it hurts
Honesty's your church
But sometimes
It's better to lie
I am the vinegar and salt
And you are the oil that dissolves
My frustration
Honesty's limitation
But sometimes
It's better to lie
I am the vinegar and salt
And you are the oil that dissolves my frustrations
Limitations
But sometimes
I don't dare to ask why



All comments from YouTube:

@elalesitoreal3638

Im a true metal fan... but good music IS ALWAYS GOOD MUSIC.!!!

@pritom7069

I am a metalhead too, found that Hooverphonic is the only non metal groups that I have enjoyed in years; So atmospheric , takes me to a parallel universe every time.

@zlataerb6031

My dear friend, there metal that you are eager about. Is actually was written by a nice cool dude that also known as Mozart. They piece is LA crimosa :)

@faiberjust5771

Great!

@itsme2434

Can you suggest some good metal songs ?

@elalesitoreal3638

@@itsme2434 A good slow old one -Sleeping in the Fire by W.A.S.P.

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@jetblack9950

She's so deep in this song I don't think she even knows the audience is there.. love her voice love her style love the band love you all Jet

@majluke

Completely agree with you. i'll be watching them live soon.

@banjarablues

How's your arm jet ?

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