Masterhit, Pts. 1 & 2 cover
Masterhit, Pts. 1 & 2 cover

Masterhit, Pts. 1 & 2 Lyrics Meanings
by Front 242

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Masterhit, Pts. 1 & 2 Lyrics

You know me and I sure know you
Everyone

You seem so, you seem so
You seem so, you seem so
You seem so

Tender, tender
Give me some more of these warm little beasts
I'm so fond of
Give me some more of these warm little beasts
I'm so fond of

Master, I'm so glad to feel your presence
But you don't seem to share my impatience
I relied upon you to break the silence
I cannot understand your reluctance

Master, I feel so warm and I'm so happy, oh master
Give me some more of these warm little beasts
I'm so fond of
Give me some more of these warm little beasts
I'm so fond of

You seem so, you seem so
You seem so, you seem so I could melt the frozen wall
You raised between us
And now I'm on the other side
You seem rather surprised

Constricting viscous rings
Around your warm body
Holding you tied, holding you tied
And I feel so happy

You seem so tender
As the warm little beasts
I'm so fond of

You seem so tender
As the warm little beasts
I'm so fond of

You seem so tender
As the warm little beasts
I'm so fond of

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I DJ'ed in San Francisco in the "Industrial" period (1988-1991ish). Even met 242 in person at Lipps Underground. The song Masterhit, as I understand it*, is based on an ancient Chinese proverb. In the story there is a master and his pet serpent which is held captive in a enclosure comprised entirely of ice. Like a tall cage of thick ice (owing to the strength and size of said snake). The snake loves his master for the master feeds the serpent usual fare for serpents (warm little beasts he's so fond of). The serpent however wants to know the master more intimately as the pet/master relationship between them is quite friendly. One morning after getting the cold shoulder from the master (even after the serpent expresses a desire to be released from the ice cage), the snake takes it upon himself to melt the ice with his breath in order to finally hug his master. With true affection, the rather large snake hugs his master the way a constrictor would hug anything... Constricting viscous rings and so forth... the last line of song is snake noticing the master seems as tender as the "warm little beasts" he's grown so fond of... So this story works on several levels (i.e. Master point of view, snake point of view, and warm little beast [food] point of view). listen again with this knowledge and it will FINALLY make sense. *as accurate as I can retell from an old memory

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