"Desperately (Feat. Jessica Harp)" as written by and Michelle Branch....
Something 'bout the way you looked at me
Made me think for a moment
That maybe we were meant to be
Living our lives separately
And it's strange that things change
But not me wanting you so desperately

[Chorus]
Oh why can't I ingore it?
I keep giving in but I should've known better
'cause there was something 'bout the way you looked at me
And it's strange that things change
But not me wanting you so desperately

You looked my way and said, "you frustrate me"
Like you're thinking of lines and times when you and I were you and me
We took our chance out on the street
Then I missed my chance
And chances are it won't be coming back to me
Why can't I ignore it?
I keep giving in but I should've known better
'cause there was something 'bout the way you looked at me
And it's strange that things change
But not me wanting you -
So desperately
So desperately

[Chorus]

I want you so desperately
I keep giving in but I should know better
I keep giving in but I should know better
So desperately
I want you so desperately


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"Desperately" as written by Michelle Jacquet Branch Michelle Branch

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    General CommentThis is by far Michelles best song. Its very sad...but very good song.
    sierra80on August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it has something to do with a relationship that just ended or is going to end. even though the finale has come, she isn't ready for it, and might even be hoping for something more.
    uandidunnoon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis person seems to be fighting his second nature, misunderstanding what truely is theres. Confession that stands lies in my hands, repentence of a soul. Keeping that paper forever close to my heart guarantees a brandnew start.
    AAngel1_4Uon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, but i don't think it says 'you came up to me and said you frustrate me' ... it sounds more like she says 'pretending not to rain so you frustrate me' but i know that's sooo wrong...it just sounds like that
    letterstonoelleon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI thought it said "You turned down not to answer; you frustrate me"...i dunno though...does that even make sense? anyways, I really like this song, I hope it gets on her new album. Michelle rocks!
    PunKStArr120on September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"back to you, it always come around back to you" is a line from the john mayer song back to you. they way she sings it is like from that song as well. i know that she is a fan of his, and i guess they know eachother, and it makes me wonder if the whole song is about him. i think they would be the cutest and most perfect couple ever! haha i don't think its about him but i wish
    twoweird22on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, it just shows how talented Michelle branch is. this means to me, that she has fallen for this person, who she has missed her chance with, he doesnt realise what she is feeling or doesnt consider her feelings, making her feel miserable. she doesnt really want to feel this way "Why can't i ignore it?"
    one of her best songs
    Olli86on June 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIm so glad she put this on hotel paper :)
    spicklyon June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt actually says on that one part "You looked my way and said "you fustrate me." But yeah I like this song a lot. I interprete it as a long term relationship changes over time and the wants it to end...and her feelings didn't change. She doesn't think its fair that things can change but her feelings won't.
    sunbaby182on June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my ex boyfriend sooooo much. It's just like everything I would put in a song for him. He technically broke up with me bcuz he was embarrassed of me, so thats why the "you looked at me and said 'you frustrate me'" comes in so perfectly. And just so does everything else. Cuz I knew i still had feelings for him and he did for me too, but it was just the way he looked at me sometimes that made me feel like we were never going to get back together. I just love Michelle Branch sooo much, I relate to all of her songs; mostly all of hotel paper's, all cuz of the same guy, but i think this whole cd is about her ex boyfriend, so its like me and her had the same feelings for our ex boyfriends and pretty much went through the same thing with him.
    meowon December 25, 2004   Link

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