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Like a Virgin
Madonna Lyrics


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I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

I was beat
Incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new

Hoo, like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats
Next to mine

Gonna give you all my love, boy
My fear is fading fast
Been saving it all for you
'Cause only love can last

You're so fine
And you're mine
Make me strong, yeah you make me bold
For your love thawed out
Yeah, your love thawed out
What was scared and cold

Like a virgin, hey
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
With your heartbeat
Next to mine

Whoa
Whoa, ah
Whoa

You're so fine
And you're mine
I'll be yours
'Til the end of time
'Cause you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
I've nothing to hide

Like a virgin, hey
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
With your heartbeat
Next to mine

Like a virgin, ooh ooh
Like a virgin
Feels so good inside
When you hold me
And your heart beats
And you love me

Oh-oh, whoa
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, whoa

Ooh baby
Yeah
Can't you hear my heart beat
For the very first time?

Overall Meaning

In Madonna's song Like a Virgin, the lyrics tell a story of a girl who has been lost in the wilderness but is now found by someone who makes her feel new again. She had been incomplete, had her heart broken, and was feeling sad and blue, but when she found this person, they made her feel shiny and new. This metamorphosis is compared to being touched for the very first time, and her fear of giving love is fading fast. She's been saving it all for this one person because she knows that only love can last.


The chorus of the song repeats "Like a virgin, touched for the very first time," over and over again, emphasizing the newfound life she's experiencing. Madonna is using a metaphorical description of physical coming-of-age, and it is somewhat controversial that this is what this song has been associated with when it is simply a song about liberation from the constraints of a broken relationship through new love.


Line by Line Meaning

I made it through the wilderness
I overcame a tough and difficult time in my life.


Somehow I made it through
I don't know how I made it through, but I did.


Didn't know how lost I was
I wasn't aware of how lost and confused I was in life.


Until I found you
Until I met you, I didn't realize how much I needed someone like you in my life.


I was beat
I was emotionally defeated.


Incomplete
I felt like something was missing in my life.


I'd been had, I was sad and blue
I had been deceived or tricked, and as a result, I was feeling sad and depressed.


But you made me feel
But you were able to make me experience a certain way that nobody else could.


Yeah, you made me feel
Yes, you made me experience an emotion or feeling.


Shiny and new
I felt like I was a new person - like I had a fresh start.


Hoo, like a virgin
I felt pure and untouched, as if experiencing things for the first time.


Touched for the very first time
I had a new and exciting experience.


Gonna give you all my love, boy
I am going to love you completely and wholeheartedly.


My fear is fading fast
I am becoming less afraid of what may come.


Been saving it all for you
I have been holding back my love, saving it for someone special - you.


'Cause only love can last
Love is the only thing that can truly endure.


You're so fine
You are incredibly attractive.


And you're mine
You belong to me, and I to you.


Make me strong, yeah you make me bold
You give me the strength and courage to be myself.


For your love thawed out
Your love defrosted or melted my cold heart.


What was scared and cold
I was once afraid and emotionally detached, but you changed that.


With your heartbeat next to mine
Feeling your heartbeat so close to mine is incredibly intimate and special.


I'll be yours 'til the end of time
I am committed to you for as long as we live.


I've nothing to hide
I feel completely comfortable and honest with you.


Like a virgin, ooh ooh
I feel pure and brand new, like a virgin.


Feels so good inside
These feelings are so pleasurable to experience.


When you hold me
Feeling you wrap your arms around me makes me feel safe and secure.


And your heart beats and you love me
Feeling your heart beat and experiencing your love is incredibly special and precious to me.


Oh oh, ooh whoa
Expressing surprise or excitement.


Oh oh oh oh
Expressing surprise or excitement.


Can't you hear my heart beat
My heart beats faster and stronger because of you.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

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I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

I was beat
Incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new

Hoo, Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats
Next to mine

Gonna give you all my love, boy
My fear is fading fast
Been saving it all for you
'Cause only love can last

You're so fine
And you're mine
Make me strong, yeah you make me bold
Oh your love thawed out
Yeah, your love thawed out
What was scared and cold

Like a virgin, hey
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
With your heartbeat
Next to mine

Whoa
Whoa, ah
Whoa

You're so fine
And you're mine
I'll be yours
'Till the end of time
'Cause you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
I've nothing to hide

Like a virgin, hey
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
With your heartbeat
Next to mine

Like a virgin, ooh ooh
Like a virgin
Feels so good inside
When you hold me,
And your heart beats,
And you love me

Oh oh, ooh whoa
Oh oh oh whoa
Whoa oh ho, ho

Ooh baby
Yeah
Can't you hear my heart beat
For the very first time?



All comments from YouTube:

@kaztheshinigami

THIS SONG HITS DIFFERENT WHEN YOU'RE ACTUALLY A VIRGIN

@S.O.N.E

its our series opening theme

@Vgasmuse

Such a banger

@kloegrim4783

LMAOOOOO

@nightcrawler9607

YES IT DOES. CAPS LOCK IS C00L

@Rahmir315

True

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@aivalistavro

I still remember how incredibly popular this song was when it first came out. It was played everywhere. It's still brilliant, 40 years later.

@glampingo

the power of madge

@lh6784

Wow. It really is hard to believe it has been 40 years.

@carol4681

I am a 90s kid and 2000s teenager and this song was so iconic, even though I didn’t live in the 80s everyone in my generation knew this song like some kind of anthem. Sad this new generation doesn’t know anything about movies, music, culture and icons from other years.

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