Watch Me
Labi Siffre Lyrics


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Watch me when you call me
See me sparkle, see me flame
Singing a song, playing a game
Oh, I'm so glad you came Watch me when you look my way
See me smiling, be my night and day
Touch me in your own sweet way
Feel me tremble if you take my words away All of the time I love you
Make you a rhyme, I love you
Say it in mine Watch me when I'm on my own
See me falling like the snow




Come and be the things you are
I am still falling, but not quite so far

Overall Meaning

Labi Siffre's song Watch Me is a remarkable track that revolves around the theme of love and passion. The song begins with the singer inviting someone to watch him as he sparkles and flares up in flames. He compares himself to a game that can be played and a song that can be sung. He expresses his joy that the person has come to see him. The next lines of the song are an invitation to the person to look his way and see him smile. He wants the person to be his night and day and touch him in their own way. However, he also admits that he will tremble if the person takes his words away.


The bridge of the song contains the chorus in which the singer proclaims his love for the person. He says that all the time, he loves them and can make them a rhyme. The singer emphasizes the importance of this sentiment by repeating it a few times in a row. The song then proceeds to the third verse where the singer expresses his vulnerability. He implores the person to watch him when he is on his own because he is like falling snow. He wants the person to come and be the things they are so that he can stop falling so far.


Siffre's song Watch Me is a masterpiece that has captured the hearts of many audiences worldwide. Here are some interesting facts about the song:


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Line by Line Meaning

Watch me when you call me
Please pay attention to me and my actions when you address me


See me sparkle, see me flame
Observe my shining personality, my burning passion


Singing a song, playing a game
I am singing joyfully, playing carefree


Oh, I'm so glad you came
I am happy that you are here to witness my happiness


Watch me when you look my way
Take notice of me when you gaze at me


See me smiling, be my night and day
Witness my joyous expressions, be with me always


Touch me in your own sweet way
Show me affection in your unique, loving manner


Feel me tremble if you take my words away
You have the power to affect my emotions, leaving me shaken if you silence me


All of the time I love you
I love you always


Make you a rhyme, I love you
I will create a poetic verse to express my love for you


Say it in mine
Use my poem to express your love for me


Watch me when I'm on my own
Observe me even when I am without company


See me falling like the snow
Watch me descend like snowflakes from the sky


Come and be the things you are
Join me and be your authentic self


I am still falling, but not quite so far
I am still tumbling down, but with less intensity




Writer(s): Labi Siffre

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Comments from YouTube:

revjimbob

We had this as a single when it was out. It was a favourite of my mother's along with I Can See Clearly by Johnny Nash. This is a wonderful version. I'd never seen it before. Thanks for uploading.

NickStormReview

That intro reminds me a lot of something Jeff Buckley would improv and it wouldn't surprise me if he got a lot of his influences from Labi. All great music regardless 🥰

Jordan Lally

First thing I thought too

Diane Gaines

BEAUTIFUL! Iconic singer-songwriter musician.

Ben Moses

This song reminds me of when your children are small and they call out to you every five minutes, "Watch me...watch me...singing a song, playing a game," and then how quickly they grow up and grow away and don't want anything to do with you and act as if you don't exist. Makes me well up each time. 😢

Voight-Kampff

Everything comes so gently together: lyrics, music and singer.

Martin Dennis

This is magnificent.Thank you

Derek Hughes

My favourite singer songwriter of all time

Broaaakkkaaa

Beautiful

Philip Hogg

would love to see a live recording of cannocks chase

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