"Eternal Flame" as written by Susanna Lee Hoffs, Thomas F. Kelly and William E. Steinberg....
Close your eyes, give me your hand, darling
Do you feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Am I only dreaming
Is this burning an eternal flame

I believe it's meant to be, darling
I watch you when you are sleeping
You belong with me
Do you feel the same
Am I only dreaming
Or is this burning an eternal flame

Say my name sun shines through the rain
A whole life so lonely
And then you come and ease the pain
I don't want to lose this feeling


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"Eternal Flame" as written by Thomas F. Kelly Susanna Lee Hoffs

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  • +3
    My Interpretation"I watch you when you are sleeping"

    No, the speaker is not a stalker. "watch" is as in "watch over" as in protect
    When one is asleep, one is unconscious and unaware.
    Thus: I protect you when you're not aware of things
    or basically it conveys a sense that the speaker is there for the loved one
    SnakeSoliloquyon November 22, 2014   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningSomeone once told me it was about contracting an STD and wondering whether it was permanent. I'm sure that's not what they meant, but funny to read it that way.
    FatControlleron September 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy all time favouritelove song. And that's all I gotta say :]
    butterflykiss84on May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen you first realize your in love.
    mrsdarthvaderon July 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love love love this song!!! My first album purchased was the bangles 'everything"
    Jae26on August 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis song has been my me an my wife's song since we started dating in 1991. To this day I am not sure why we did not plan to have it sung on our wedding day back on March 13, 1993.
    crising1963on January 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    MemoryColin played this on our first date over 20 years ago , and it makes me cry everytime I hear it as Colin sadly died 10th September 2002 but he will always be my Eternal Flame which will never burn out.
    Missing you always Colin , love you forevermore xxxxxxxxxxxx
    claircolinon April 13, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrench kissed my first real girlfriend outside a café, overlooking the eiffel tower on this song. Probably 10.000.000 other teens did the same somewhere, sometime... but I swear: at that very time, at that very place, this song was playing just for us :)
    Almost 30 years later I can't help feeling melancholy, thinking about Sophie and the Eiffel Tower every time I hear this song
    justmey1973on April 22, 2016   Link
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    General CommentSusanna Hoffs of the Bangles said the inspiration was from their visit to Graceland where Elvis had lived. There is an "eternal flame" that is always burning near the grace site. On that day it was raining, the fire had been extinguished for a while on their visit to the site.
    Jim7272on January 18, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow does it feel
    To treat me like you do
    When you've laid laid your hands upon me
    And told me "who you are"

    I thought I was mistaken
    I thought I heard your words
    Tell me how do I feel
    Tell me now how do I feel
    Awakenedbloodon May 02, 2017   Link

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