Samson (3:10)

Cover of Begin to Hope

From Begin to Hope and 14 other releases

Two different versions of Samson exist. The first, slightly longer(3:54), version appeared on the album Songs. The second, and more famous, version was the third track on Begin to Hope(3:10).

The song tells the story of a previously undocumented relationship between the narrator and the biblical Samson. Spektor, as the narrator, engages in a relationship bordering on sadism as Samson wilfully subjugates himself to her, allowing her to cut his hair (and hence drain his strength).

( wikipedia for the albums : Songs ~~ Begin to Hope )


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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

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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  • hf1809

    song good****

    18 Jul 7:35am Reply
  • TheEnchantress

    Different - melancholy....

    12 Jun 8:04pm Reply
  • elfgod23


    9 Jan 9:49am Reply
  • quelketchum

    Your hair was long when we first met :)

    6 Jan 12:01am Reply
  • hf1809

    it good song

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • spanishwire

    samson went back to bed, not much hair left on his head... ate a slice of wonderbread & went right back to bed... way too sad.

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Monade2010

    (◕ ‿ ◕) a few minutes for a moment of happiness (◕ ‿ -) (◠‿◠)

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
  • veruschkan

    She got me when she sings, "I loved you first, I loved you first," with that particularly anguished timbre.

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • kate8771


    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • ze_zar

    My sweetest downfall <3

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • Lainapie

    Beautiful <3

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • aelimeade

    BellaLuvs1D4evr, Radiohead25 is just a spam account.

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • thirrasgo

    You ALWAYS be my sweetest downfall, I loved you first.

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Carolaah

    One of the few songs that actually nearly brings me to tears after playing it for just 3 seconds.. It actually made my friend cry when I put up this song to let her hear how beautiful it was... Amazing song.. deeply touching.

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • rallihase

    Ich liiiiiiiiiebe diesen Song - immer wieder !

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • elli___

    ..told me i was beautiful... ♥

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    still one of the sweetest songs I've heard. [4] Her voice is magic

    19 Feb 2014 Reply
  • BellaLuvs1D4evr

    Radiohead25, Regina Spektor isn't a band, she is a person.... anyway this song is absolutely gorgeous in every aspect. This was one of the first songs I ever heard by her (seven years ago) :')

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • lelusio

    still one of the sweetest songs I've heard. [3]

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
  • purple_schemes

    Regina is amazing!

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
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