"Mine" as written by Daniel Jones and Darren Hayes....
I wait in the darkness.
Frozen winds surround my face.
In the cover of darkness I can make believe it's you.
I feel you like the rain, I feel you like a storm cloud building in my heart.
I wonder if you know the pain, to want the one thing you haven't got.

Just a twist in time and you could be mine
Just a sip of wine and you could be mine
Just a kiss divine

A hand brushes by my love.
A smile fuels a steel inferno
You don't have to die to leave my world.
Stand still and you've departed.
It seems I'm now on your mind and I'm wasting my time.

I'm just a fool to believe.
In the death of the night can you feel me inside?
I wish that you could conceive..

Just a twist in time and you could be mine
Just a sip of wine and you cloud be mine
Just a kiss divine and you could be mine

Won't you leave me in the darkness.
Take away the pride, all the dignity that's burning inside.
Can't you see I'm standing naked.
I'll bear all the crosses and the crucifixes you can provide.
If you could decide.

Just a twist in time and you could be mine
Just a sip of wine and you cloud be mine
Just a kiss divine and you could be mine


Lyrics submitted by dazzychick83

"Mine" as written by Darren Hayes Daniel Jones

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    General CommentIf there ever was a song that I had to call my favorite Savage Garden piece, it would be this one. I just love the fact that the lyrics and the music are both so haunting and plus, the song gives you the feeling of a vampire waiting in the shadows; it would fit perfectly in a vampire movie.
    dazzychick83on July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my all time favorite songs, which coincidently I heard by accident. I was listening to my favorite radio station at the time and the DJ played the B-side instead of the released track and voila! I heard "Mine". I agree that it's very dark and mysterious...definately one of Darren's best works lyrically. However, it doesn't exactly make me think of vampires anymore, though it did at first. It wasn't until I got a little older that I started thinking it seems less of an immortal-feeling song and more of a human longing type of thing.

    Honestly, what this song makes me think of is a man who is deeply in love with a woman who in turn doesn't know he exists. He is drawn to her and his strange and compelling love for her turns him into somewhat of a voyeur where he is reduced to hiding in the shadows and watching her from a distance. He's constantly thinking about her; wanting her, needing to touch her, maddeningly longing for her. The line: :"In the cover of darkness I can make believe it's you" is the first big tip-off that he's experiencing voyeur tendencies. It makes you believe he's watching her from the shadows, contemplating.

    It's a very sexy song. My friends and I were 14 when we began making up sexy stories and scenarios based around this very song. We're 21 now and we never stopped making up sexy stories based on the endless possibilities of these lyrics. We thank you Darren and Daniel for the restless slumber party nights of imagining watching you from the shadows. 0.o Hehehe...
    eirenightshadeon December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentooh...*points to comment above* i'm actually making a vamp movie! okay, back 2 song...i like this song a LOT and think this is one of those that really didn't deserve to be a b-side. i LOVE this song!
    black_and_blue_starron September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI no wot u mean. Speaking of B-sides - I've got a CD of all their B-sides and they are all so brilliant! Many artists just use remixes or useless rubbish for their B-sides, but SG always have pretty good ones, perhaps this is because good songs are the only ones they make!
    pabloredfoxon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think I remember a quote where Darren said that this song was partially inspired by the movie Dangerous Liasons?

    Either way I adore it. Just a terribly intense song about the pain of unrequited love.
    sleepfloweron November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentExactly how it was said before...it's so full of wishing for someone and unfulfilled desire...that you can feel the pain reflected in his voice and the sound...
    Seems like Darren is saying that it's only a dream...he is just picturing the situation in his head...cause she just doesn't care a bit about sharing that fantasy with him. It would take a twist in time, a sip of wine, a kiss divine...but it won't happen, and you know it, and it hurts.
    Gabigson August 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow lucky you eirenightshade, you got to share this song with other people, I happen to be the only Savage Garden/Darren Hayes' fan in here.
    I agree it's a very sexy song as well, like I said above, it always connected me to my own unfulfilled desires about a particular person.
    Gabigson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGabigs, heh heh, I know how you feel. It seems that people really don't know of SG anymore, aside from the occasional tune they hear at the grocery store or in an elevator or something, at least. It's sad because while they weren't around long, they were a breath of fresh air that paved the way for a whole new scene of truly talented musicians, that also seem to have faded off since SG broke up.

    And it's even better when you've been able to grow up with them because the lyrics only take on more meanings and the music only brings more and more to appreciate. While it's sad that they broke up, I'm almost glad though. If they were to get back together, they would not be the same band as both members have moved on...that was painfully obvious in their second and last album, that they were drifting apart. Darren is fabulous solo, but he alone doesn't have the spirit that Savage Garden thrived on.

    In a way, I feel that those two were meant to be musical soulmates, but since they were growing apart, I think they did the right thing by breaking up when the music began to take on the notes of two people who had nothing in common.

    Anyhoo, on a side note, "Mine" is a song I celebrate grandly because I feel it's the essence and backbone of Savage garden. This song says to me "This is what Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones can do when their hearts are in the same place", and the outcome is amazing.
    eirenightshadeon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI sign each and every word you said :) They were unique, so far the more important band in my life, the one that left something within me. I agree Darren's material (I enjoy it very much as well) has nothing to do with the spirit of SG. It was probably the best thing to do, to break up (since they were only two people heading in opposite directions)...but deep down I can't help wondering 'what if?'. I still believe that maybe that chemistry could be there...but it's more like wishful thinking.

    What bothers me a bit is that people in general (those who remember them lol) think of them as the guys that performed those 'sappy' songs. I like TMD and IKILY, but I don't think they are quite representative of their work...but they were big hits in the US, so...

    By the way, I live in South America (Argentina) so the language barrier was always a big issue. Even more when lyrics play such a huge part like they did in SG. So it's only me, myself and I in here :p (thank God there is Internet)...
    Gabigson August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcreepy sounding song!
    Pinkbutterflyon June 29, 2007   Link

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