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i held you like a lover
happy hands
and your elbow in the appropriate place
and we ignored our others' happy plans
for that delicate look upon your face
our bodies moved and hardened
hurting parts of your garden
with no room for a...


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    Jun 22nd, 2016 6:12am report

    I can´t help to think about Damien and Lisa,and the fact he might have written the song when she broke up with him. The song has so much pain in it, but is still one of the most beutiful songs I´ve ever heard, along Northern Sky (Nick Drake), Wild Horses (Stones) and some others.


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    Nov 17th, 2015 11:51pm report

    This song is about being in love with someone else even though you're both already in seperate relationships. In the song he is asking the woman if the guy she is seeing makes her feel the way he makes her feel.

    He also feels regret in the fact that they are deceiving their respective partners.

    All in all he is at the point where he wants the woman he is singing about to decide if she wants to stay with the man she is already with, or be with him (Damien) If she doesn't want to leave her man, then he's saying he wants her to leave him (Damien) before they fall even deeper in love.

    Very beautiful song. I was kind of disappointed that nobody else on this site sees this song the way I see it though


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    Feb 28th, 2013 2:24pm report

    So many feelings come to mind when I hear this song, it's hard to put them into coherent sentences.

    Obviously this song is about two people who were together once but for whatever reason can't be now.

    It's about starting over again after ending a relationship and realising that nothing feels as good as it did with the last. That it's not just because you grew together but because some people just have more chemistry together than others.
    Realising that and realising you will never feel that again with another person. AND realising that you will never feel it with them again.

    You're not making love anymore you're just going through the motions and every single night you spend with someone else, you miss how he knew exactly where to put his hands and how to hold you and how he smelt.

    This song breaks my heart


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    Apr 29th, 2011 4:39pm report

    This is clearly a love song, but it acts as more of a lament for the girl he sings it to.

    I think the girl in the song was in love with him but there was another man that those around her, her parents perhaps, wanted her to marry. This is hinted at in the line "And we ignored our others, happy plans/For that delicate look upon your face"

    She must have let him go and followed their wishes for her because he seems to be asking her if she's happy with the other man; if she is the same with the other man as she is with him.

    He says, "Do you come together ever with him?
    And is he dark enough, enough to see your light?
    And do you brush your teeth before you kiss?
    Do you miss my smell?

    And is he bold enough to take you on?
    Do you feel like you belong?
    And does he drive you wild or just mildly free?
    What about me?"

    He is asking if she regrets going to the other man and is wondering if he ever meant anything to her or if it was just his imagination even though he knows at heart thet he is the one she loves.

    It seems that the two knew they couldnt be together from the start, though, so they gave in to each other just once. "Well, you held me like a lover" , and "
    Our minds pressed and guarded
    While our flesh disregarded
    The lack of space for the light-hearted
    In the boom that beats our drum"

    "And I know I make you cry
    I know sometimes you wanna die
    But do you really feel alive without me?
    If so, be free, if not, leave him for me
    Before one of us has accidental babies
    For we are in love" I think this is my favorite verse because it is like a last try to catch hold of her again. He is asking her if she will ever be happy with him and if she will then he will try his best to let her go. But, if she won't then he wants her again and is begging her to come back and forget them before they have both gone too far, leaving them with regrets and things that will forever separate them.

    Love this song. It's so sad but it's beautiful.

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