"I Still Do" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan and Noel Hogan....
I'm not ready for this
Though I thought I would be.
I can't see the future
Though I thought I could see.
I don't want to leave you
Even though I have to.
I don't want to love you.
Oh, I still do.
Need some time to find myself.
I want to live within.
Can I go my own way?
Can I pray my own way?
I don't want to leave you.
Oh, I need you.
Am I ready for this?
Did I think I would be?
Can I see the future?
No, I can't see.
I don't want to leave you
Even though I have to.
I don't want to love you.
Oh, I still do.


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"I Still Do" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan Noel Anthony Hogan

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    General Commentshe cant handle being with this person ..its too much. she doesnt want to leave but she has to. she doesnt want to love but she does. basically its just too much for her to handle and shes running away ..so called needs time to find herself.
    affliktedon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Need some time to find myself.
    I wanna live within. "
    She loves him and can't tear herself away but she knows she has to... in order to prove to herself that she can and in order to get some space to spend time with herself and do all of that soul-searching stuff. She has to find herself and know she is capable of standing on her own two feet without him.
    Alielon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Need some time to find myself.
    I wanna live within. "
    She loves him and can't tear herself away but she knows she has to... in order to prove to herself that she can and in order to get some space to spend time with herself and do all of that soul-searching stuff. She has to find herself and know she is capable of standing on her own two feet without him.
    Alielon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe way I interpret it, she promised herself to someone and then later found herself growing as a person in a new direction, and growing apart from the other. So even though she loves this person, she has to leave in order to find herself.
    hotsoupwomanon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed.
    samwaltonon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think she had a long steady relationship that was getting boring, so she started going out with someone else without any expectations, but she go too involved.
    “I’m not ready for this
    Though I thought I would be”
    Then, she gets mixed feelings and she want to return to the long “safe” relationship, because she doesn’t see a future with the new affair (or is scared about feeling so much).
    “I can’t see the future
    Though I thought I could see.”
    The only way to give a new try to the old relationship is leaving the new guy.
    “”I don’t want to leave you
    Even though I have to.”
    Then even more mixed feelings. Old one? New one? Should/can I be by myself?
    “I don’t want to love you.” [so she can go back and be okay with the old guy]
    “Oh I still do” [she wants to be with the new guy, but doesn’t have the balls to leave the old relationship and start a new one with this guy, even though she feels a lot more for the new one]
    “Need some time to find myself” [third option and probably the best one]
    So I think this song is about mixed feelings and a confused girl that wants to have the best from both worlds.
    elGarzonon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first song on Everybody Else... Powerfully haunting song. The character is questioning her relationship and whether she still loves her partner...and she still does.
    magoosh008on February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe is in love but she is having trouble within herself,,
    or she feels she can't see herself next to this person somehow

    one of my alltime favorites
    birdsflyon February 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is exactly what i'm feeling currently.
    bethanypwnson February 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is exactly what i'm feeling currently.
    bethanypwnson February 26, 2012   Link

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