"Within You" as written by and Bowie....
How you turned my world,
you precious thing
You starve and near exhaust me
Everything I've done, I've done for you
I move the stars for no one

You've run so long
You've run so far
Your eyes can be so cruel
Just as I can be so cruel
Though I do believe in you

Yes I do
Live without the sunlight
Love without your heartbeat
I, I can't live within you
I can't live within you

I, I can't live within you


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"Within You" as written by Bowie

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song isn't really about Jareth declaring his love for Sarah. This is about how throughout the whole movie, he's tried winning her love and making her forget about what's truly important. In this song, he's finally saying "I've given you my everything, and all of me, but I know that's not enough, and you'll not love me. This is one last attempt. Please. Love me. It's not enough for me to live just within your memory."
    crestfallenimmortalon May 27, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti feel that jareth represents sarah's fantasy life. but at this moment he sings this song sarah is growing up and not just living in her fantasy world anymore, so she's "starving and exhausting" him.

    he says that everything he's done it's for her, because he is her fantasy and her imagination, and he'll work for no one else but her. but because he's only in her mind, he can "move the stars for no one" -- he can't actually make things happen.

    at last he realises that sarah has grown up and that he, the fantasy, can't live inside of her.

    sad. he can live inside of me! haha.
    hallospacegirlon September 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne of the best songs ever written. Seriously. Not joking. Sounds sarcastic, but I'm not. It's marvelous. Fan-supra-tastic.
    coldinhereon July 03, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn complete seriousness, I think Bowie did some of his best work for the Labyrinth Soundtrack.
    tay-parkeron December 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's beautiful the way he sings it to Sarah...
    It makes me wish I was Sarah.
    I mean it.
    jxnarcoticzon December 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOmg!! I am totally obsessed with this movie.

    Kid in hall #1- Hey, isn't that labyrinth girl?
    Kid in hall #2- Yup.

    When I was younger I never understood what this song meant. I was thinking... how the hell do you live inside someone?!?

    But now I think that when Jareth (Bowie/Goblin King) says 'I, I can't live within you.' he means that he can't live within her memories and her past, he needs to be with her in her life.

    Does that make sense?! hmm...
    xxBowieBabiixxon June 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo, ah, when Jareth says, "Follow me and let me be your slave!" Does anyone else want to throw their baby brother out the window and just say, "Well, fine, if you insist, Jareth!"
    LittleTomatoon August 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is in that movie labynth..and i abso. adore it. its like..a sweet sad song that he sings and it's just beautiful.
    dmbfan14on August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love!!! Labyrinth.This song is so haunting it just stops you, just mesmerizing.
    Great work by Bowie on all the work he did for the Movie
    StellaDivaon March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs incredible. I wish someone would sing it to me *sigh*. I cannot understand how she rejects him after he sang this, it stole my heart!!
    Best song off the labyrinth.
    candystripeon February 25, 2006   Link

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