Death Of A Whore
Juliette Lyrics


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I feel dirty and cheap like I'm built from the street
Fresh blood and dead meat, another child's been beat
Yesterday is always too far away
And all my tomorrows won't save me today

High heels clippin' like clattering cans
You'll find the mark in the shadow of a man
I've been wronged by my wrongs again, oh Lord

All my life has come and gone, disappeared my mind
And I can't right my wrongs
I felt like nothing was real, all tattered and blue like a gutted sheep
And oh, I'm having visions again

Hawk eyes stare down a vacant hall
Down on your knees head blind to the call
One, two, oh, surprise, there's four
Locked in a room I ran for the door

Come on bitch, or should I call you a whore?
Knocked to the floor, my head opened and poured
I been raped and battered and stuffed like a dog
A ravaged animal, a slaughtered hog
Black turns to white, am I talking to God?

All my life has come and gone, disappeared my mind
And I can't right my wrongs
I felt like nothing was real, all tattered and blue like a gutted sheep
And oh, I'm having visions again

Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck you and fuck you and fuck you some more
Fuck you and fuck you and fuck you some more
Fuck you and fuck you and fuck you some more
Fuck you and fuck you and fuck you some more

Fuck you and fuck you and fuck you some more
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more

Hush, hush little girl, don't you cry




Oh my God, wash from me, please
Grace me, my God, oh my God, wash from me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Juliette and the Licks's "Death of a Whore" paint a powerful picture of the trauma and pain experienced by someone who has been abused and taken advantage of. The opening line, "I feel dirty and cheap like I'm built from the street," sets the tone for the rest of the song. The singer feels worthless, like they are made of nothing but discarded debris.


The second verse describes the physical abuse the singer has experienced, with references to being "raped and battered and stuffed like a dog" and being "a ravaged animal, a slaughtered hog." The imagery is brutal and disturbing, highlighting the dehumanization and objectification of the singer.


The song continues with a refrain of "Fuck you and fuck you and fuck you some more," giving voice to the singer's anger and frustration. The final plea of "Grace me, my God, oh my God, wash from me" suggests that the singer seeks some kind of divine intervention or healing to help them cope with their pain.


Overall, "Death of a Whore" is a powerful and raw exploration of the trauma and pain experienced by survivors of abuse and assault.


Line by Line Meaning

I feel dirty and cheap like I'm built from the street
I feel unclean and unworthy like I am made from the filth of the streets.


Fresh blood and dead meat, another child's been beat
Violence continues to occur and another child has been physically abused and hurt.


Yesterday is always too far away
The past is too distant to be able to change anything.


And all my tomorrows won't save me today
The future cannot fix the problems of today.


High heels clippin' like clattering cans
The sound of footsteps, like cans being knocked around, can be heard from high heels.


You'll find the mark in the shadow of a man
The target of harm can be found in the darkness or secrecy surrounding a man's actions.


I've been wronged by my wrongs again, oh Lord
The singer continues to make mistakes and suffers the consequences, feeling like they are being punished by a higher power.


All my life has come and gone, disappeared my mind
The artist feels like their life has flown by and they have lost control of their thoughts and emotions.


And I can't right my wrongs
The artist is unable to fix the mistakes they have made.


I felt like nothing was real, all tattered and blue like a gutted sheep
The artist feels disconnected from reality, and emotionally battered and bruised like a sheep that has been cut open.


And oh, I'm having visions again
The singer is experiencing hallucinations or vivid images in their head.


Hawk eyes stare down a vacant hall
Eyes with a sharp gaze look down an empty hallway.


Down on your knees head blind to the call
Someone is on their knees and not aware of what is happening around them.


One, two, oh, surprise, there's four
Unexpectedly there are four people in the room.


Locked in a room I ran for the door
Tried to escape but was confined to a locked room.


Come on bitch, or should I call you a whore?
The artist addresses someone disrespectfully and possibly with abuse.


Knocked to the floor, my head opened and poured
The artist was hit and fell to the ground, causing their head to injure and bleed.


I been raped and battered and stuffed like a dog
The singer has faced sexual assault and physical abuse, feeling humiliated and powerless like an animal.


A ravaged animal, a slaughtered hog
The singer is describing the physical and emotional state of someone who has been violated and abused.


Black turns to white, am I talking to God?
The artist may be questioning their perception of reality, and whether they are hearing or talking to a higher power.


Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck you and fuck you and fuck you some more
The artist uses vulgar language to express their anger and hostility towards others.


Hush, hush little girl, don't you cry
The artist is trying to calm or comfort someone who is upset or scared.


Oh my God, wash from me, please
The singer is asking God for forgiveness, cleansing or relief.


Grace me, my God, oh my God, wash from me
The artist is pleading for divine help, mercy or restoration.




Lyrics © Fintage House Publishing
Written by: JASON WOMACK, JULIETTE LEWIS, KEMBLE WALTERS, TODD MORSE

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Comments from YouTube:

@chapopote3814

What a freaking masterpiece. Looks like a fusion of Japanese Butoh and Bob Fosse dance choreography. Juilette you truly are multiple talented.

@fgs260376

Não me canso de ver este vídeo... MARAVILHOSO!

@beautifulneverending

Oh, wow. This is amazing. I am absolutely in love with this song.

@lorenaribeiro5276

AMO isso!🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤👑

@lorenaribeiro5276

Done🖤👑

@rodrigorhoads5002

Brilliant performance by Juliette

@mccoyrachel86

Fuckin amazing song! Her voice is the absolute best

@thiagofborn

She is very talented. Fabulous

@klasklasish

great song, great video,great Juliette

@wsterbrg

I'm not sure how she slipped by me, but I've just discovered her...Greatest thing since Patti Smith; up there with P.J. Harvey....

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