All I Want
The Cure Lyrics


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Tonight I'm feeling like an animal
Tonight I'm howling inside
Tonight I'm feeling like an animal
Tonight I'm going wild
And all I want is to be with you again
And all I want is to hold you like a dog
And all I want is to be with you again
With you again
Just to hold you like a dog

Tonight I'm screaming like an animal
Tonight I'm losing control
Tonight I'm screaming like an animal
Tonight oh I'm getting so low

And all I want is to be with you again
And all I want is to hold you like a dog
And all I want is to be with you again
With you again




Just to hold you like a dog
That's all I want

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Cure's "All I Want" are a reflection of the raw and primal emotions of the singer. The use of animal imagery in the lines "Tonight I'm feeling like an animal" and "Tonight I'm howling inside" suggests a lack of control, an urge to act on base instincts. The feeling of being "out of control" is further emphasized in lines like "Tonight I'm losing control" and "Tonight oh I'm getting so low." It seems as though the singer is consumed by emotion, unable to think clearly or rationally.


However, amidst the chaos, there is a clear desire for connection and love. The repeated phrase "And all I want is to be with you again" suggests a longing for a specific person, someone who can ground the singer and make them feel safe. The second line of the chorus, "And all I want is to hold you like a dog," is a bit jarring and could be interpreted in different ways. It could be seen as a desire to be close to someone in a physical, animalistic sense, or it could be a reference to the loyal and affectionate nature of dogs, a desire to be their beloved pet. Either way, the driving force behind the lyrics is a need for intimacy and attachment.


Overall, "All I Want" is a powerful and emotional song that captures the intensity of human desire and the way that love can make us feel both euphoric and out of control.


Line by Line Meaning

Tonight I'm feeling like an animal
Tonight, I feel an intense, raw desire.


Tonight I'm howling inside
Tonight, I'm feeling a deep, primal urge and expressing it through guttural sounds.


Tonight I'm feeling like an animal
Tonight, my instincts are taking over and I'm giving into my carnal desires.


Tonight I'm going wild
Tonight, I'm losing control and letting my primal urges guide my behavior.


And all I want is to be with you again
The only thing I crave is being reunited with you.


And all I want is to hold you like a dog
I desire to show you affection and devotion in a simple and instinctual way, like a loyal dog.


And all I want is to be with you again
My greatest desire is to be in your presence again.


With you again
By your side is where I long to be.


Just to hold you like a dog
I yearn to express my love for you in a pure and instinctual way, like a faithful pet.


Tonight I'm screaming like an animal
Tonight, I'm overwhelmed by my primal urges and vocalizing them in an unrestrained manner.


Tonight I'm losing control
Tonight, I'm completely consumed by my instincts and unable to maintain a rational or composed facade.


Tonight I'm screaming like an animal
Tonight, my emotions are so intense that they can only be expressed through intense vocalization.


Tonight oh I'm getting so low
Tonight, I'm sinking deeper into my primal desires, feeling weaker and less in control by the moment.


That's all I want
There is nothing else in the world that could satisfy me more than being with you in this moment.




Lyrics © DistroKid, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ROWAN HOWARD WILLIAM SMITH, TIMOTHY PHILLIP PRINCE

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