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HELENA:
You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;
But yet you draw not iron, for my heart
Is true as steel leave you your power to draw,
And I shall have no power to follow you.

DEMETRIUS:
Do I entice you? do I speak you fair?
Or, rather, do I not in plainest truth
Tell you, I do not, nor I cannot love you?

HELENA:
And even for that do I love you the more.
I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,
The more you beat me, I will fawn on you
Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,
Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,
Unworthy as I am, to follow you.
What worser place can I beg in your love,–
And yet a place of high respect with me,–
Than to be used as you use your dog?

DEMETRIUS:
Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit;
For I am sick when I do look on thee.

HELENA:
And I am sick when I look not on you.

DEMETRIUS:
You do impeach your modesty too much,
To leave the city and commit yourself
Into the hands of one that loves you not;
To trust the opportunity of night
And the ill counsel of a desert place
With the rich worth of your virginity.

HELENA:
Your virtue is my privilege for that
It is not night when I do see your face,
Therefore I think I am not in the night;
Nor doth this wood lack worlds of company,
For you in my respect are all the world
Then how can it be said I am alone,
When all the world is here to look on me?

DEMETRIUS:
I’ll run from thee and hide me in the brakes,
And leave thee to the mercy of wild beasts.

HELENA:
The wildest hath not such a heart as you.
Run when you will, the story shall be changed
Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase;
The dove pursues the griffin; the mild hind
Makes speed to catch the tiger; bootless speed,
When cowardice pursues and valour flies.

DEMETRIUS:
I will not stay thy questions; let me go
Or, if thou follow me, do not believe
But I shall do thee mischief in the wood.

HELENA:
Ay, in the temple, in the town, the field,
You do me mischief. Fie, Demetrius!
Your wrongs do set a scandal on my sex
We cannot fight for love, as men may do;
We should be wood and were not made to woo.

(Exit DEMETRIUS)

I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well.

(Exit)

The meal is ended, she is bored and tired, 

Endeavours to engage her in caresses 

Which still are unreproved, if undesired. 

Flushed and decided, he assaults at once; 

Exploring hands encounter no defence; 

His vanity requires no response, 

And makes a welcome of indifference.  

Bestows on final patronising kiss, 

And gropes his way, finding the stairs unlit…  

She turns and looks a moment in the glass,

 Hardly aware of her departed lover; 

Her brain allows one half-formed thought to pass: 

‘Well now that’s done: and I’m glad it’s over.’

So, goodbye
Please stay with your own kind
And I’ll stay with mine

There’s something against us
It’s not time
It’s not time
So, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I know I need hardly say
How much I love your casual way
Oh, but please put your tongue away
A little higher and we’re well away
The dark nights are drawing in
And your humour is as black as them
I look at yours, you laugh at mine
And “love” is just a miserable lie
You have destroyed my flower-like life
Not once – twice
You have corrupt my innocent mind
Not once – twice
I know the wind-swept mystical air
It means : I’d like to see your underwear
I recognise that mystical air
It means : I’d like to seize your underwear
What do we get for our trouble and pain ?
Just a rented room in Whalley Range
What do we get for our trouble and pain ?
…Whalley Range !
Into the depths of the criminal world

The Smiths (all I really want to listen to right now <3)