This song, and the accompanying video, has an overwhelming feeling of loneliness to it, as well as a desperation, despair, and a feeling of giving up – especially in the scenes where Alison Moshart is alone with her mirrored reflection watching what she is turning into. To me, this eludes to the loneliness of being on the road/on tour and how it must feel to start turning a bit into something else while living in such a outside of reality kind of life.
A friend of mine, who I shared this video with once, keenly pointed out that the blood on the microphone could be conveyed as the emotional vampirism fansexhibit toward artists. I think she was spot on with that.
This is the first Kills song I ever heard, and remains my favorite of theirs. I especially love the lyric “let the weather have its way with you”, which suggests to me the giving up/giving in to things beyond one’s control (weather, fame, love perhaps).