Natalie Imbruglia: Torn Meaning
He was warm, he came around like he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry
Well you couldnt be that man I adored
You dont seem to know, dont seem to care what your heart is for
But I dont know him...
When she says "Im cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor" i think that it means that she is vulnerable and insercure, her ex had hurt her where it hurts and made her walls, that she had built up possible from her last ex before him, fall down!! Now she is vulnerble and alone. :(
anonymous May 26th 2009 !⃝
Always felt it was about being beaten..and possibly raped by a guy who "lost the act"
anonymous Mar 9th 2009 !⃝
It's def not about rape
I think it is about this girl who has met this guy that she falls in love with. She thought things were going very well with the guy and it might have blossomed. Some thing happened and for a long time, they lost contact with each other and she doesn't seem to know him anymore. She knew that he doesn't really care about her anyway because he never made the first move and she feels sad that her love at first sight is still in her mind and she can't make it go away or change the past. She just lets her desire to be loved by him and his insensitivity tear her apart, because she knew very well that her love for him will not have a good turn out anyway.
anonymous Aug 15th 2008 !⃝
I think this song is about rape and it's following shame. The main line that gave me that idea was "I'm cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor".
What happens is, our protagonist meets this guy, thinks him nice, okay, whatever (I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around like he was dignified).
Then he rapes her. She is lost, confused, distraught, and can't believe he'd betray her like that (He showed me what it was to cry/Well you couldnt be that man I adored/You don't seem to know, don't seem to care what your heart is for/But I don't know him anymore/Theres nothing where he used to lie/My conversation has run dry/Thats whats going on, nothings fine I'm torn).
She is very upset, he is heartless, and she thinks that she is utterly ruined. (the chorus)
She thinks her ideas of him being all good were an 'illusion'(Illusion never changed into something real)
There were warning signs before, which she ignored. (So I guess the fortune tellers right/Should have seen just what was there and not some holy light).
Girl thinks she never had any luck anyway, and this fits in with her life. (To crawl beneath my veins and now/I don't care, I have no luck, I don't miss it all that much/Theres just so many things that I can't touch, I'm torn)
...This made a lot more sense in my head.
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