"Similar Features" as written by and Melissa Etheridge....
Go on and close your eyes, go on imagine me there
She got similar features with longer hair
And if that's what it takes to get you through
Go on and close your eyes, it shouldn't bother you

You never had to wait for nothing in your life
I guess wanting me must have been a steel blue knife
And when night after night the scent of passion would linger
You had to have the jewels wrapped around your finger
Now you keep running down the road in your midnight state of mind
Curiosity kills if you can't read the signs

Go on and close your eyes, imagine me there
She got similar features with longer hair
And if that's what it takes to get you through
Go on and close your eyes, it shouldn't bother you

Dancing with the wall made you bitter and sweet
There ain't much you can do when they just lay it at your feet
But you could tell by the song I wanted to be the one
Did you listen again when the damage was done
Now the paint's still wet in your do-it-by-number dream
Are you gonna tell me how it felt, will you tell me what it means

Go on and close your eyes, go on imagine me there
She got similar features with longer hair
And if that's what it takes to get you through
Go on and close your eyes, it shouldn't bother you

Was it want with no desire?
Was it smoke with no fire?
Did I say it doesn't rip me apart?
I lied
I'm sorry dear my hands are tied

Go on and close your eyes, go on imagine me there
She got similar features with longer hair
And if that's what it takes to get you through
Go on and close your eyes, it shouldn't bother you

Close your eyes, imagine me there
She's got similar features with longer hair
And if that's what it takes to get you through
Close your eyes, it shouldn't bother you

It shouldn't bother you
Hey, hey, hey
It shouldn't bother you
Hey, hey, hey
It shouldn't bother you
Shouldn't bother you


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"Similar Features" as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General CommentI can relate to this song sometimes. I love this song!
    Rachelle53105on April 10, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a non-monogamous or open relationship that she was in at the time. I'll interpret it in detail.: Go on and close your eyes imagine me there she got similar features with longer hair is talking about someone who is similar in features to the singer but with longer hair and if that is what it would take to get them through then it shouldn't bother them if there with someone else.First verse:The person never had to wait for anybody to want them as the singer wants or desires that person and that wanting the singer must have been a "steel blue knife" meaning because it was not real or the love was not there to begin with,but the passion was always there for the singer,but the person could not see the signs "you had to have the jewels wrapped around your finger",but they keep running and not seeing the truth in front of them.Second verse:"Dancing with the wall made you bitter and sweet" The person is now alone and wanting again but because "there ain't much you can do when they just lay it at your feet" is because the singer had given the person everything they had but now they aren't and they should have been able to tell that the singer was the one who wanted them,"did you listen again when the damage was done" because it's already too late to rekindle anything, "now the paint's still wet in your do it by number dream" "are you gonna tell me how it felt will you tell me what it means" this means that the tables are turned now because now this person wants the singer back again but the singer is almost defiant and leaving them with questions about what they had but now lost.Third verse: "Was it want with no desire?" "was it smoke with no fire?" "did i say it doesn't rip me apart i lied i'm sorry dear my hands are tied." The singer is asking the person was it just a fling with no actual desire and whether or not it was real or fake but in wanting to keep their pride they say it did not rip them apart when it did because there is nothing that the singer can do to change the situation.
    ICUP32on November 23, 2013   Link

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