It's a hurting desire strong and sweet
Memory so pretty I can hardly say
You thought I was sleeping as you walked to the street
You gave what you wanted then you went away

Did you mean what you did
Would you give it again
What you gave as a gift

I went on a mission to the town where you lived
Dark, dusty places you've not seen in awhile
I want to seek the basements where you hid
I want to see your face as a little child

Did you mean what you did
Would you give it again
What you gave as a gift


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    General CommentHmmm, i'm not too sure about this song. I felt that the gift could be many things, but when i first heard it, my first impressions were that it was love, but when i looked over the words of the first verse i got the impression that it was about sex..."It's a hurting desire strong and sweet
    Memory so pretty I can hardly say
    You thought I was sleeping as you walked to the street
    You gave what you wanted then you went away " and when it says "you thought i was sleeping as you walked to the street" i think it means how she walked out on him, so it was kind of a one night stand scenario and this is backed up by "you gave what you wanted and you went away". But referring back to my instincts on this being about love, it could also mean someone leaving him in the middle of the night. Both of these ideas can be backed up by the chorus..."Did you mean what you did
    Would you give it again
    What you gave as a gift " he could either mean did the sex we shared mean anything to you and would you do it again. Or he could be referring to the relationship and wondering if she'd ever get back with him. The second chorus is again where it backs up my first instincts..."I went on a mission to the town where you lived
    Dark, dusty places you've not seen in awhile
    I want to seek the basements where you hid
    I want to see your face as a little child " this in my eyes is about him searching for her to get her back, but she isn't there and this is shown by when he says "Dark, dusty places you've not seen in awhile" he basically wants her back. Because he felt the love that she gave him was so much that he percieved it as a gift and he was very grateful for it, but he wonders if she'll ever give it him back. I've probably just rambled on about shit for the past 5 minutes lol, i'm also probably completely wrong :0s, hehe, nevermind...Lorna* (",) xXx
    Lorna450on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree a lot with Lorna about this song's meaning. I think that it is about a one night stand sort of thing, but the singer wants more than that: a relationship. He loves this person, but she probably only wanted him for sex and now wants to move on. He want her completely, to know who she is, her past, her secrets.
    princesszandraon October 01, 2008   Link

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