"Sting" as written by Gary Lightbody, Jonathan Quinn, Richard Colburn, Michael Cooke, Bob Kildea, Willy Campbell, Charlie Clarke, John Cummings, Gareth Russell, Aidan Moffat, Michael Bannister, Jenny Reeve, Roy Kerr, Andrew Meehan and Gill...
breathing on my ear
I want to push you off but can't
your every move's an itch
and I can't move at all for fear
that body language is
a language you're fluent in dear
and I say who's for tea
and someone else offers to go
and you hold on to me
and say "let them" you always go


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    General CommentHow shy is that Gary lightbody !
    "You just want to take their hands and tell them you understand"
    lawfuldrugson October 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about being totally crazy about someone. everything about them (the way they move, their body language) draws you closer to them and you can't control ("I want to push you off but can't") your actions when they're around you.
    I love at the end how it moves into just an everyday situation where you're with that person and by them telling you to stay ("let them you always go") means that you get to stay near that person where you want/need to be.
    teddy_bgameon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsee i think of it in a different way. That there is a relationship but he is not happy with it and so is irritated by everything she does but he is too scared to let her know how he feels. Almost like she latches on to him and he can't stand it
    ticklemeellenon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy immediate interpretation was this girl wants to have sex with him and she's anxious to get him alone. He'd like to let her, but he knows it's not right (she could be his friend's girlfriend or something...) so he fears doing anything ("moving") to make her think he's trying to make a pass for her. Maybe when he says "itch" he's not saying she's annoying but that she's something he feels he *needs* to scratch or that she's under his skin despite his efforts to not think about her. The Police's "Don't Stand So Close To Me" comes to mind--obviously without the teacher/student relationship, but the idea of wanting something you can't have and struggling to resist.
    katie_annaon August 20, 2006   Link

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