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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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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
Your hair was…

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