I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
Hans Zimmer Lyrics


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I want a little sugar in my bowl
I want a little sweetness down in my soul
I could stand some lovin', oh so bad
Feel so funny, I feel so sad

I want a little steam on my clothes
Maybe I could fix things up so they'll go
What's the matter daddy, come on, save my soul

I need some sugar in my bowl, I ain't foolin'
I want some sugar in my bowl

You been acting different I've been told
Soothe me, I want some sugar in my bowl

I want a little steam on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up so they'll go
What's the matter daddy, come on, save my soul

I want some sugar in my bowl, I ain't foolin'




I want some sugar
In my bowl

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl" by Hans Zimmer are about the singer's desire for both physical and emotional intimacy. The repetition of "sugar in my bowl" implies a sexual innuendo, which is further emphasized by the lines "I could stand some lovin', oh so bad" and "What's the matter daddy, come on, save my soul." The lyrics also indicate a need for comfort and affection, as the singer feels "so funny" and "so sad," suggesting a sense of loneliness or isolation. The repeated verses about "steam on my clothes" suggest a desire for passion and excitement, but also the need to "fix things up so they'll go," implying that the singer may feel stuck or stagnant in their current situation.


Line by Line Meaning

I want a little sugar in my bowl
I desire a small amount of sweetness added to my life


I want a little sweetness down in my soul
I crave some emotional nourishment within myself


I could stand some lovin', oh so bad
I am in desperate need of affection and intimacy


Feel so funny, I feel so sad
I am experiencing a peculiar mix of emotions resulting in sadness


I want a little steam on my clothes
I desire passion and excitement in my life


Maybe I could fix things up so they'll go
Perhaps I can solve my current problems to move forward


What's the matter daddy, come on, save my soul
I am seeking guidance and support from a trusted figure


I need some sugar in my bowl, I ain't foolin'
I am serious about my need for sweetness in my life


You been acting different I've been told
I have heard rumors about your changed behavior


Soothe me, I want some sugar in my bowl
Please comfort me, I require some emotional nourishment


I want some sugar
These desires and needs are important to me


In my bowl
They are a key part of my life




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: NINA SIMONE

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Comments from YouTube:

MysticStranger

I love the score and I absolutely love the vocalist. Her voice is so pure and her chest register is so rich and full. #minutemark417

Hermann Boone

Zimmer on mode Drop Zone and Broken Arrow. Damn that's good.

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