Quotes / The Masochism Tango

"The more you ruv someone, the more you want to kill them..."
Christmas Eve, Avenue Q

"Mama, do you see what I see?
On your knees and pray for me
Mathilde's come back to me
Charley, don't want another beer
Tonight I'm gonna drink my tears
Mathilde's come back to me"
Scott Walker, "Mathilde"

"I ache for the touch of your lips, dear,
But much more for the touch of your whips, dear.
You can raise welts
Like nobody else,
As we dance to the masochism tango."
Tom Lehrer, "The Masochism Tango", An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer

Martha: I looked at you tonight and you weren't there... And I'm gonna howl it out, and I'm not gonna give a damn what I do and I'm gonna make the biggest god-damn explosion you've ever heard.
George: Try and I'll beat you at your own game.
Martha: Is that a threat George, huh?
George: It's a threat, Martha.
Martha: You're gonna get it, baby.
George: Be careful Martha. I'll rip you to pieces.
Martha: You're not man enough. You haven't the guts.
George: Total war.
Martha: Total.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (although you could pick almost any conversation between the two at random to represent this trope...)

I hope when you think of me years down the line
You can't find one good thing to say
And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
You'd stay the hell out of my way
I am drowning
There is no sign of land
You are coming down with me
Hand in unlovable hand
And I hope you die
I hope we both die...
The Mountain Goats, No Children

Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.

Ossip Parkis: My parents stayed together forty years, but that was out of spite.
Woody Allen, The Lunatic's Tale

Mark: Feel like going insane?
Got a fire in your brain?
And you're thinking of drinking gasoline?
Joanne: As a matter of fact —
Mark: Honey, I know this act
It's called the "Tango Maureen"
The Tango Maureen
It's a dark, dizzy merry-go-round
As she keeps you dangling
Joanne: You're wrong.
Mark: Your heart she is mangling
Joanne: It's different with me.
Mark: And you toss and you turn
'Cause her cold eyes can burn
Yet you yearn and you churn and rebound
Joanne: I think I know what you mean.
Both: The Tango Maureen
RENT, Tango: Maureen

You swore you'd never hit 'em, never do nothin' to hurt 'em
Now you're in each other's face, spewin' venom in your words when you spit 'em
You push, pull each other's hair, claw, scratch, bit 'em
Throw 'em down, pin 'em, so lost in those moments when you're in 'em
Eminem, Love the Way You Lie

Try and touch me so I can scream at you not to touch me
Run out the room and I'll follow you like a lost puppy
Baby, without you, I'm nothing, I'm so lost, hug me
Then tell me how ugly I am, but that you'll always love me
Eminem, Love the Way You Lie Part 2

I Want My Beloved To Feel Crappy.
The original laconic version

"When you shot me at point blank range, I knew you loved me."
Ryan Harrison, Wrongfully Accused

"And anybody in this room will testify to this shit: if you haven't contemplated murder, you ain't been in love. If you haven't seriously thought about killing a motherfucker, you ain't been in love. (30 seconds of ranting later) ... and the only thing that kept you from killing this motherfucker was an episode of CSI. 'Oh man, they thorough! I better make up, they might catch my ass!'"
Chris Rock on love.

"Bullshit," he interrupted, straining against the ropes. Vriska rolled her eyes, kicking the chainsaw back into the closet. Tavros had begun to shake, but he would not stop yelling. "Why would you do this? Why would you steal my robotic legs, my last chance to walk again? Why do you hate me so much?"
"That's the thing, though, Tavros - I don't hate you..." Vriska stepped slowly, deliberately in his direction, stopping next to his chair. She bent down, kissing his cheek lightly. "...I love you."
— The Homestuck fic Don't Leave

A kiss with a fist is better than none.
Florence + the Machine, "Kiss With a Fist"

"You want to tell her, you’re beautiful enough to kill me. An’ I would go without a fight, darlin’."

''We had it all in front of us
You were the one, I was in love
But you always hurt the one you lost
I couldn't get enough
You were everything that's bad for me

Make no apologies
I'm crushed, black and blue
But you know I'd do it all again for you
All Again For You, by We The Kings

"You're in love with a woman who tried to kill herself — and take you with her? What's wrong with you?"
Asuka Langley Sohryu, Evangelion 303

Yui: I gradually fell into despair. But then, all of that changed when I met you two.
Kirito & Asuna: Awwww!
Yui: The most broken, sociopathic players I'd ever laid eyes on. Less people than a loose collection of character defects.
Kirito: That, ah, that sorta went in a different direction than I was expecting.
Yui: But somehow, together, you were happy. Everything I knew about human relationships told me one would eventually kill the other. And yet, no matter how often you fought, your bond only seemed to get stronger.