Your Honor
Regina Spektor (Featuring Kill Kenada) Lyrics


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I kissed your lips and I tasted blood
I asked you what happened and you said theire'd been a fight
You said I've been fighting for your honor but you wouldn't understand
I said hold on your honor I'll get ice for your hand
Oh you been fighting for my honor and I don't understand
But hold on your honor I'll get ice for your hand
You said c'mon baby let's just make love
It's the only thing to make me better
You said come on let's just get you out of that sweater
I said I don't kiss losers and I don't kiss winners
And I don't fight for honor cause we all are born sinners

Gargle with peroxide
A steak for your eye
But I'm a vegetarian so it's a frozen pizza pie
You tell me that you care and you never do lie
And you fight for my honor but I just don't know why

Mary had a little lamb it's fleece was white as snow
You've got me and I'm just a common ho
But I know what I am and I know what I ain't
So don't get cut cause I still won't be no saint

Gargle with peroxide
A steak for your eye
But I'm a pizzatarian so it's a frozen pizza pie
You tell me that you love me and you never do lie
And you fight for my honor but I just don't know why




You fight for my honor and I don't understand
But hold on your honor I'll get ice for your hand

Overall Meaning

The song "Your Honor" by Regina Spektor Feat. Kill Kenada is a narrative about a woman who finds herself in a complicated situation with a man who wants to fight for her honor. The song opens with the woman kissing the man and tasting blood on his lips. He tells her he's been fighting for her honor, but she doesn't understand. She responds by offering to get ice for his hand. When he asks her to have sex with him, she declines, saying that she doesn't kiss losers or winners and that everyone is a sinner.


The chorus is repeated twice, with the man repeating that he fights for her honor, but she doesn't understand why. The second verse begins with the man attempting to care for her injuries by suggesting she gargle with peroxide and putting a steak on her eye. But, because she's a vegetarian, he gives her frozen pizza pie instead. He continues to insist that he loves her and fights for her honor, but she remains skeptical, citing the nursery rhyme "Mary had a little lamb" and declaring that she's just a common ho.


The song ends with the woman once again telling the man that she doesn't understand why he fights for her honor. Nonetheless, she offers to get ice for his hand. The song is a commentary on the concept of honor and the expectations placed on men to defend women's honor at all costs. The woman in the song is skeptical of this practice and questions why the man is so invested in fighting for her, when she doesn't see it as necessary.


Line by Line Meaning

I kissed your lips and I tasted blood
I had a physical altercation, and it resulted in me tasting your blood.


I asked you what happened and you said there'd been a fight
I inquired about the reason for your bleeding lips, and you informed me that it was due to a physical altercation.


You said I've been fighting for your honor but you wouldn't understand
You tried to explain that you were defending my honor in the fight, but you believed I couldn't comprehend your motives.


I said hold on your honor I'll get ice for your hand
I told you to wait and allowed me to assist you by getting ice for your injured hand.


Oh you been fighting for my honor and I don't understand
You reiterated that you had been fighting for my honor, but I was still unsure about your true intentions.


But hold on your honor I'll get ice for your hand
Despite my doubt, I continued to help by getting ice for your hand.


You said c'mon baby let's just make love
You suggested that we engage in intimate relations as a form of comfort.


It's the only thing to make me better
You believed that making love would bring you solace in your physically and emotionally hurt condition.


You said come on let's just get you out of that sweater
You wanted to undress me as a precursor to intimacy.


I said I don't kiss losers and I don't kiss winners
I expressed that I am not interested in kissing people based on whether they won or lost in a physical altercation.


And I don't fight for honor cause we all are born sinners
I asserted that I don't believe in seeking honor through fighting because we are all born with inherently flawed natures.


Gargle with peroxide
I suggest using peroxide to clean out the cuts in your mouth.


A steak for your eye
I recommend placing a steak on your black eye to minimize swelling.


But I'm a vegetarian so it's a frozen pizza pie
As a vegetarian, I acknowledge that I cannot use a steak and instead suggest using a frozen pizza as a substitute.


You tell me that you care and you never do lie
You affirm that you genuinely care about me and have never lied to me about your feelings.


And you fight for my honor but I just don't know why
You disclose that you continue to defend and protect my honor, but I remain unsure about the motive behind your actions.


Mary had a little lamb it's fleece was white as snow
I mention a random trivial fact about a nursery rhyme character for no apparent reason.


You've got me and I'm just a common ho
You reveal that you have me, implying that I am not particularly special or different from others, perhaps in a derogatory way.


But I know what I am and I know what I ain't
I assert my self-awareness and understanding of my own identity and limitations.


So don't get cut cause I still won't be no saint
I caution you not to judge me too harshly, as I acknowledge that I am not particularly virtuous or perfect.


You fight for my honor and I don't understand
You remind me once again that you are fighting for my honor, but I am still struggling to comprehend why.


But hold on your honor I'll get ice for your hand
Despite my confusion, I offer to help alleviate your pain by getting you ice for your hand.




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Written by: REGINA SPEKTOR

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