I Want You
Savage Garden Lyrics


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Anytime I need to see your face
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal mind and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try to explain
I just hold on tight
And if it happens again
I may move so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face
Of the human cannonball that
I need to, I want to

Come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)

I'm the kind of person who endorses a deep commitment
Getting comfy getting perfect is what I live for
But a look and then a smell of perfume
It's like I'm down on the floor
And I don't know what I'm in for
Conversation has a time and place in the interaction
Of a lover and a mate but the time of talking
Using symbols, using words can be likened
To a deep sea diver who is swimming with a raincoat

Come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)

(Ooh) Yeah, yeah
(Ooh) Yeah, yeah

Anytime I need to see your face
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal mind and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try to explain
I just hold on tight
And if it happens again
I may move so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face
Of the human cannonball that
I need to, I want to

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)
(So can we find out?)

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (I'd die to find out)




Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but (gonna kill me by now)
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Savage Garden's "I Want You" depict the overwhelming feeling of passion and desire that consumes the singer at the sight of his love interest. The song seems to represent the singer's inner turmoil and the difficulties of fully expressing his emotions. The lyrics repeatedly highlight the singer's lack of control over his feelings and his inability to fully comprehend the depth of his desire. He is lost in the moment when he is around his love interest and is constantly struggling to articulate what he is feeling. The chorus perfectly encapsulates this inability to express oneself as the singer repeatedly says "Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but / Ooh, I'd die to find out."


The imagery in the lyrics of "I Want You" is intense and vivid. There are references to a "crystal mind" and "magenta feelings" that take up "shelter in the base of my spine." Such surrealistic descriptions of feelings provide the song with a dreamlike quality. The singer's desire is so intense that it is compared to the sensation of being hit by a force that one cannot comprehend. The song is essentially an ode to the idea of falling in love with someone you can't fully understand, but you can't help but feel drawn to them despite this. The line "But a look and then a smell of perfume / It's like I'm down on the floor / And I don't know what I'm in for" sums up this feeling of being overwhelmed.


Line by Line Meaning

Anytime I need to see your face
I think of you even when you're not around and imagine what it would be like to see you again


I just close my eyes
I visualize you in my mind as though you were right in front of me


And I am taken to a place
My mind transports me to a magical world where everything feels wonderful


Where your crystal mind and magenta feelings
Where your clear and pure thoughts mix with your passionate emotions


Take up shelter in the base of my spine
They reside deep within me, and create a powerful sensation in my core


Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
You are lovely and delightful like a delicious drink


I don't need to try to explain
I don't need to rationalize or justify my feelings, they just are


I just hold on tight
I cling to the thought of you tightly, never wanting to let go


And if it happens again
If I have the chance to experience being with you again


I may move so slightly
I may start to shake or tremble slightly with excitement


To the arms and the lips and the face
To feel your embrace, touch your lips, and see your lovely face


Of the human cannonball that
You, who are like an explosive force, full of energy and passion


I need to, I want to
I crave you, I desire you, I yearn to be with you


Come stand a little bit closer
Move a little bit nearer, stand close to me


Breathe in and get a bit higher
Take a deep breath and feel the intoxicating effect of being near me


You'll never know what hit you
You'll be completely taken by surprise by how powerful your attraction to me is


When I get to you
When I finally reach you


Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
I'm not sure if I need you to survive, but God, do I want you


Ooh, I'd die to find out
I'm willing to put everything on the line just to see what it's like to be close to you


I'm the kind of person who endorses a deep commitment
I believe in going all-in and making a strong commitment to the people I love


Getting comfy getting perfect is what I live for
I cherish the feeling of being comfortable and secure with someone who is perfect for me


But a look and then a smell of perfume
But just one glance and the faint scent of your perfume


It's like I'm down on the floor
It floors me, takes my breath away


And I don't know what I'm in for
I don't know where this will go, but I'm willing to take the risk


Conversation has a time and place in the interaction
Talking is important in a relationship, at the right time and place


Of a lover and a mate but the time of talking
But sometimes, actions speak louder than words in romantic relationships


Using symbols, using words can be likened
Trying to use words or symbols to express how I feel about you can be compared to


To a deep sea diver who is swimming with a raincoat
A deep sea diver swimming in a raincoat – it’s difficult to get the message across


Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
I can't stop wanting you, even though I'm not sure if you're my necessity


Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)
I'm so curious about you that I'm willing to sacrifice everything to know


Yeah, yeah (ooh)
Yeah, yeah (ooh)


Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah


Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
I hopelessly want you, but unsure if I need you


Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)
I'll risk anything just to find out if we're meant to be together


Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but (gonna kill me by now)
My desire for you is so strong that it may be the end of me


Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)
I can't help wanting to know if we're meant to be together




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Daniel Jones, Darren Hayes

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Lyrics:

Anytime I need to see your face, I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where your crystal mind
And magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try to explain, I just hold on tight
And if it happens again, I might move so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face of the human cannonball
That I need to, I want to
Well, come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I would die to find out
I'm the kind of person who endorses a deep commitment
Getting comfy, getting perfect is what I live for
But a look, then a smell of perfume
It's like I'm down on the floor and I don't know what I'm in for
Conversation has a time and place
In the interaction of a lover and a mate
But the time of talking, using symbols, using words
Can be likened to a deep sea diver
Who is swimming with a raincoat
Well, come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I would die to find out
ya, ya
(Ooh, ah) ya, ya
Anytime I need to see your face, I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where your crystal mind
And magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try to explain, I just hold on tight
And if it happens again, I might move so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face of the human cannonball
That I need to, I want to
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I would die to find out (so can we find out?)
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I would die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (I'd die to find out)
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you, but (oh, why can't we find out?)
Ooh, I would die to find out



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@larrymartin9550

I miss the bizarre summer of 1999. Good memories

@cisdea

Leone Abbacchio I don’t remember seeing you there but whatever then

@endorito

abbacchio...how's your 「Videodrome」doing?

@jasontsai5289

Guess what happened in 2001?
You got donuted

@hienduongvan8454

*grief

@IR-Fan

Wrong part. Abbacchio

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@AnthonyDinh

This song is like a diamond. It’s unbreakable.

@tetsujin_144

I understood that reference

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