Friday, October 27, 2006


I ran across this song a couple of days ago and when I read the lyrics I thought it was pretty relevant not only for our society, but also for myself at times. I think mostly it's because we want to use people for our gain, satisfaction or pleasure. And I don't know if we really care about the other people around us. If you honestly asked most people in relationships what they enjoy about it, they might list off the different qualities about the other person, but then they would also list how that person fulfills certain aspectations. What is it about us that causes us to be so selfish and focus solely on our own needs, wants, or desires?

I want a lover I don't have to love
I picked you out of a crowd and talked to you
I said I liked your shoes
You said, "Thanks, can I follow you?"
So it's up the stairs and out of view
No prying eyes
I poured some wine
I asked your name, you asked the time

Now it's two o'clock
The club is closed
We're up the block
Your hands on me; Pressing hard against your jeans
Your tongue in my mouth, trying to keep the words from coming out
You didn't care to know who else may have been here before

I want a lover I don't have to love
I want a girl who's too sad to give a f*ck
Where's the kid with the chemicals?
I thought he said to meet him here but I'm not sure
I've got the money if you've got the time
You said it feels good
I said, "I'll give a try."

Then my mind went dark
We both forgot where your car was parked
Let's just take the train
I'll meet up with the band in the morning

Bad actors with bad habits
Some sad singers they just play tragic
And the phone's ringing and the van's leaving
Let's just keep touching; let's just keep... keep singing...

I want a lover I don't have to love
I want a boy who's so drunk he doesn't talk
Where's the kid with the chemicals?
I got a hunger and I can't seem to get full
I need some meaning I can memorise
The kind I have always seems to slip my mind

But you, but you...

You write such pretty words
But life's no storybook
Love's an excuse to get hurt
And to hurt.
Do you like to hurt?
I do, I do

Then hurt me...

1 comment:

Cactus said...

I don't think that you can take all selfishness out of a relationship. but if you are in a good relationship you can love someone selflessly