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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… read more

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  • Avatar for SkywardKangaroo
    The Bible never mentioned us
  • Avatar for mkdillon2008
    still one of the sweetest songs I've heard. [5] Her voice is magic [2]
  • Avatar for hf1809
    song good****
  • Avatar for TheEnchantress
    Different - melancholy....
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  • Avatar for quelketchum
    Your hair was long when we first met :)
  • Avatar for hf1809
    it good song
  • Avatar for 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.
  • Avatar for Monade2010
    (◕ ‿ ◕) a few minutes for a moment of happiness (◕ ‿ -) (◠‿◠)
  • Avatar for veruschkan
    She got me when she sings, "I loved you first, I loved you first," with that particularly anguished timbre.

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