"You Still Touch Me" as written by and Gordon Sumner....
Another night finds me alone
In my dreams
You still touch me
Your picture by my telephone
In that smile
You still thrill me
Now if I sleep, I sleep here alone
In my bed tonight
You still haunt me
And if I'm falling
I'm falling like a stone
In my nightmares
You still hold me
And after all that we've been through
Now I'm wondering
If you still blame me
If only half of this was true
That you believe of me
You still shame me
Dark rain will fall until I see your face
I close my eyes
I seem to hear the raindrops saying
You won't come back
You still touch me
And when I'm sick at heart and low
In my prayers
You still heal me
When I'm so sure this isn't so
In my complacency
You still shake me
I wonder if you feel the same way as I do
And you'd come back
You still touch me
Another night finds me alone
In my bed tonight
You still haunt me
You still hold me
You still touch me


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"You Still Touch Me" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentHard to say if this is a first hand experience song or a story song because around the time he wrote it, chances are he wouldn’t have had a picture of too many ladies by his phone except Trudie’s. So perhaps they were apart and he was recalling some disagreement and wondering if she still blamed him and made him feel ashamed. As for coming back, perhaps there was a period of time when she felt like leaving and he hoped she wouldn’t.
    sillybunnyon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs a story song, two lovers are parted and he’s looking at her picture while memories of her haunt the guy. He’s done something and wonders if she still feels he’s at fault and he’s concerned about what she’s heard about him—if only half of this is true—he imagines it didn’t sound so hot. But even gone, she haunts him, she holds him, she touches him. A lovely romantic song …
    sillybunnyon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf I remember correctly, Sting said on his website this song was made mostly because of his passion for African-American music. Here are a few quotes Sting says about the song:
    "I used a quote from 'Soul Man' by Isaac Hayes - people in the know will know exactly what it is - it's a kind of soulful song with a kind of baroque chord sequence."

    "It's a standard song of love and loss - a homage to the type of music I lost my virginity to, that I drove my first car to and that has been burned into my brain."

    "I'm not interested in just copying records that were already brilliant. What's the point You can't improve on Sam and Dave or Marvin Gaye. You can't better Otis Redding. But you can twist it a little, combine it with other elements and pervert it a bit to make it your own."

    Also, correct me if I'm wrong but I think this song uses a drum machine, rather than Vinnie Colaiuta's drumming. Sounds like the same drums as Beneath A Desert Moon and This Cowboy Song.
    MusicFoxon February 22, 2016   Link

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