Do I Have to Say the Words?
Bryan Adams Lyrics


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Rescue me from the mire
Whisper words of desire
Rescue me darling rescue me
With your arms open wide
Want you here by my side
Come to me darling rescue me
When this world's closing in
There's no need to pretend
Set me free darling rescue me

I don't wanna let you go
So I'm standing in your way
I never needed anyone like I'm needin' you today

Do I have to say the words?
Do I have to tell the truth?
Do I have to shout it out?
Do I have to say a prayer?
Must I prove to you how good we are together?
Do I have to say the words

Rescue me from despair
Tell me you will be there
Rescue me darlin' rescue me

Every dream that we share




Every cross that we bear
Come to me darlin' rescue me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Bryan Adams's song "Do I Have to Say the Words?" speak to the desire for love and the need for rescue from despair. The opening line "Rescue me from the mire" suggests being caught in a difficult situation or feeling overwhelmed. The chorus then asks the question, "Do I have to say the words?" which implies that there is an unspoken understanding between the two people in the relationship. The lyrics speak of a deep longing to be rescued by the person they love and to have them by their side. The line "Every cross that we bear" implies that they have shared struggles and hardships, but they are better for it together.


The lyrics also express vulnerability and insecurity in the relationship. The line "I never needed anyone like I'm needin' you today" suggests a fear of losing the person they love, hence the need to hold on tight. The questions posed in the chorus suggest a fear of rejection and a need for reassurance. The line "Must I prove to you how good we are together?" highlights the desire for validation and acceptance as a couple.


Overall, the lyrics of "Do I Have to Say the Words?" are a plea for love and acceptance from someone who you love and who loves you back. It tackles themes of vulnerability, insecurity, and the need for reassurance in relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

Rescue me from the mire
Save me from the difficult and unpleasant situation I am in


Whisper words of desire
Express your attraction towards me in a soft and intimate manner


Rescue me darling rescue me
Save me from my troubles, my love


With your arms open wide
Show me love and acceptance with a warm embrace


Want you here by my side
Desire your presence and support by my side


Come to me darling rescue me
Come to my aid, my love, and save me


When this world's closing in
During moments of overwhelming stress and anxiety


There's no need to pretend
No reason to put on an act of being strong or unbothered


Set me free darling rescue me
Liberate me from my emotional struggles, my love


I don't wanna let you go
I am hesitant to lose you


So I'm standing in your way
I am determined to prevent you from leaving


I never needed anyone like I'm needin' you today
I have never felt such a strong dependency on someone like I do with you today


Do I have to say the words?
Is it necessary for me to verbalize my feelings?


Do I have to tell the truth?
Do I have to disclose my honest emotions?


Do I have to shout it out?
Must I express my love with a loud declaration?


Do I have to say a prayer?
Is it enough to just hope and wish for us to be together?


Must I prove to you how good we are together?
Do you require some sort of evidence to believe in our strong connection?


Do I have to say the words
Is it necessary for me to explicitly confess my love?


Rescue me from despair
Save me from my deep sorrow and hopelessness


Tell me you will be there
Assure me that you will stand by my side


Every dream that we share
All of our aspirations and hopes for the future together


Every cross that we bear
All of the hardships and challenges that we face as a couple


Come to me darlin' rescue me
Save me by coming to me, my love




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Bryan Adams

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@aprilramos3029

Rescue me from the mire
Whisper words of desire
Rescue me, darling, rescue me
With your arms open wide
Want you here by my side
Come to me, darling, rescue me
When this world's closing in
There's no need to pretend
Set me free, darling, rescue me, oh
I don't wanna let you go, so I'm standing in your way
I never needed anyone like I'm needing you today
Do I have to say the words?
Do I have to tell the truth?
Do I have to shout it out?
Do I have to say a prayer?
Must I prove to you how good we are together?
Do I have to say the words?
Rescue me from despair
Tell me you will be there
Help me, please, darling, rescue me
Every dream that we share
Every cross that we bear
Can't you see? Darling, rescue me, yeah
I don't wanna let you go, so I'm standing in your way
I never needed anyone like I'm needing you today
Do I have to say the words?
Do I have to tell the truth?
Do I have to shout it out?
Do I have to say a prayer?
Must I prove to you how good we are together?
Do I have to say the words?
Yeah!
Do I have to say the words?
Do I have to tell the truth?
Do I have to shout it out?
Do I have to say a prayer?
Must I prove to you how good we are together?
Do I have to say the words?
So good together, yeah
Come to me, sweet, sweet darling
Rescue me
Set me free, set me free, yeah



All comments from YouTube:

@lewshamilton1607

Algum brasileiro escuta essa pérola em 2024?

@marcelobg6185

Inundação no RS...

@chrisuberlandia

Aqui! 🙋

@wesleyt911

É um clássico. Paranagua-Pr

@FabianaCandido-zx8ue

Euuuuu

@marciatupperevoce6323

Agora neste momento

@cream_cheeze5871

Bryan has such a timeless voice. At 41 I am still as taken by his music as I was as a young man. Thanks Bryan for the beautiful memories.

@LeslieDoray

I'm 40 and second that motion

@DusktilDawn-xq8rl

I'm 42 this year and I totally felt this comment. Takes me back to my 13 year old little self listening to his songs on the tape recorder. 😊

@sgallegos7016

I'm 41 and I first saw Bryan in concert when I was 10 and I saw him in concert last night and he still sounds amazing now and then. Towards the end of his set, he took requests from the audience and a woman requested this song and he performed it.

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