Touch
Amadelle Lyrics


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if i lay in the dark to make sure that i'm not seen
hope that you'd understand it's not you it's really me
when i choose to be wrapped in a fit not flattering
hope that you wouldn't think that i'm just not trying

don't know how to replace my fears with all the things i'm supposed to feel
can't hide the way my body thinks
there are some wounds that can't be fixed

don't know how to revive my hope i've seen too much it's gotten old
i know you just want me to hold

i have already felt disappointment rage and torment
so don't try to tell me how to feel like i should want to be wanted
i keep re-setting every time i start to loosen up
and i am not ready to accept a touch as only a touch

when i'm late to get up
know that sometimes i'm just stuck
i know it can be tough
to just sit and watch me grow numb

don't know how to replace my fears with all the things i'm supposed to feel
can't hide the way my body thinks
there are some wounds that can't be fixed

don't know how to revive my hope
i've seen too much it's gotten old
i know you just want me to hold

i have already felt disappointment rage and torment
so don't try to tell me how to feel like i should want to be wanted




i keep re-setting every time i start to loosen up
i'll never be ready to accept a touch as only a touch

Overall Meaning

In the first verse of "Touch" by Amadelle, the singer expresses a sense of isolation and self-exploration in the darkness. They are grappling with their own internal struggles and make it clear that any distance they create is not a reflection of the other person but rather a personal journey they must embark on. The lyrics illustrate a vulnerability and a desire for understanding from their partner, despite their own internal battles. The theme of self-discovery and acceptance is prevalent in this opening verse, emphasizing the complexity of emotions and the need for empathy in relationships.


As the song progresses, the singer delves deeper into their inner turmoil and struggles with their own insecurities and fears. They admit to feeling disconnected from societal expectations and experiencing challenges in reconciling their emotions with external pressures. The reference to unhealable wounds highlights the profound scars that the singer carries, suggesting a deep-rooted pain that cannot simply be brushed aside or easily fixed. This vulnerability adds layers to their character and emphasizes the complexity of the human experience.


The chorus amplifies the singer's sense of resignation and weariness, as they candidly confess to feeling jaded and burdened by the weight of their past experiences. Despite the well-intentioned gestures of their partner, the singer struggles to find solace and renewal of hope. The repetition of seeking comfort and understanding in physical touch underscores the longing for emotional connection but simultaneously hints at the hesitation and reservations that linger within the singer's heart. The theme of emotional fatigue and the struggle to maintain a sense of optimism in the face of adversity are palpable throughout this section of the song.


In the final verse, the singer reflects on their emotional scars and acknowledges the resiliency it takes to navigate through past traumas. The refusal to conform to societal expectations of emotional response and the reluctance to accept physical touch as merely superficial reveal a defiance and determination to stay true to their authentic self. The repetition of resetting and the perpetual cycle of emotional introspection underscore the complexity of healing and the enduring struggle to reconcile past wounds. The closing lines reverberate with a poignant declaration of the singer's emotional boundaries and the profound impact of past disappointments on their capacity to trust and engage in intimacy. The refusal to conform to societal norms and the unwavering commitment to honoring personal boundaries encapsulate the raw honesty and introspection that permeate throughout the song.


Line by Line Meaning

if i lay in the dark to make sure that i'm not seen
When I hide away from view in darkness, it's not about avoiding you but about hiding my true self.


hope that you'd understand it's not you it's really me
I hope you realize that my struggles and insecurities have nothing to do with you, it's just my own internal battle.


when i choose to be wrapped in a fit not flattering
If I appear distant and disconnected, it's because I am struggling internally and not because I am intentionally pushing you away.


hope that you wouldn't think that i'm just not trying
I hope you understand that my actions are not a reflection of lack of effort, but rather a consequence of my own struggles.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: DARRELL THOMAS, RONALD RICE

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