"Taste It" as written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss....
Yes it's me
I am the one
To make you see
Where we belong
I was shaking
Like a leaf
All wrapped up
In my dirty sheets
If I agree to what comes next
I would be faking
With the best of them
It seems a crime
I would commit
Without the difference
Of all the world's gifts

Sweet sweet sweet
Could you taste it

Never never never
Never never never (taste it)
To dream
All the time
Without a scream
In the dead of night
All those faces
Come back to me
I'll be begging
To swim that sea
Yea I made
A picture story
Make you cry
In all your glory
A need to quench
The thirst of many
To justify
And make ready

Sweet sweet sweet
Could you taste it

Never never never (taste it)
Never never never (taste it)
Never never never (taste it)
Never never never (taste it)

This realization
Owes us strength to show
If you're uncertain
You're invited to believe
These are the words I speak
These are the words I speak

A dislocation
From where we once came from
Give sons and daughters
Because we want to go on

These are the words she speaks
These are the words she speaks

Sweet sweet sweet
Could you taste it

Never never never (taste it)
Never never never (taste it)
Never never never (taste it)
Never never never (taste it)

Never never never
Never never never


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"Taste It" as written by Andrew Farriss Michael Hutchence

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    General CommentNobody has commented on this song yet?! I LOVE it!!
    live4musicon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like it too...but what is it about exactly? I guess something about appreciating life's joys, trying to make a difference in the world, trying to find your place in the world...possibly a religious overtone?
    anyagon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was about Michael Hutchence, literally being unable to taste.

    I believe it was either 1994 or 1995 when he was king hit from behind by a taxi driver. Michael was out riding his bike in the South of France and refused to move off to the side of the road. The taxi driver got out and hit him in the back of the head which resulted in a concussion.

    He lost both taste and smell senses.

    From that moment on, he became a different person. He suffered depression.
    bingajon February 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYet another INXS song that doesn't leave your head for a day. It literally kept me awake at night... I lay in bed trying to sleep but all I could hear was "Sweet, sweet, sweet, could you taste it?"
    EnduringChillon September 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about never being satisfied (either sexually or just in general), and the never ending quest to find satisfaction. Add guilt to that quest, and it leaves you feeling rather empty. Very similar to the lyric in the song "Time" from the FMDH album. "Just when you *taste it*, you turn to walk away". Quite a depressing song in that context.
    Kickon December 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentApparently stems from a comment Michael Hutchins made to a band mate after losing his sense of taste and smell regarding never being able to taste or smell his current lover at the time, that is if you believe the tele movie they just showed here in Oz.

    To be honest I think it has a double meaning one re losing his sense of taste and smell and also the hollow feeling of having casual affairs or being with some one you have no feeling for.

    It seems that we all chase that elusive feeling of love and the sensation. Of it to me so it makes sense.

    Michael was a very talented yet abstrAct poet or lyricist.

    Then again it could all just be random stuff he thought fitted with Andrews music. We will never really know I suppose.
    Ren13on February 20, 2014   Link

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