What's the sense in sharing, this one and only life
Ending up, just another lost and lonely wife
You count up the years, and they will be filled with tears
Love only breaks up, to start over again
You'll get the babies, but you won't have your man
While he is busy loving, every woman that he can ("aahh haa")
Say I want to leave a thousand times a day
It's easier said that done
When I just can't break away ("just can't break away")

Young hearts, run free
Never be hung up, hung up like my man and me ("umm, my man and me")
Young hearts, to yourself be true
Don't be no fool
When loving is all, there is ("say that don't love you")

It's high time just one crack at life
Who wants to live in, trouble and strife
My mind must be free, to learn all I can about me

I'm gonna love me, for the rest of my days
Caress the babies every time they say
Self reservation is what's, really going on today ("aahh, hooo")

Say I want to leave a thousand times a day
How can I turn loose
When I just can't break away ("just can't break away")


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    General CommentI think she's trying to warn oof young couples not to get married too young, too early, as her marriage is bad, but she can't get out of it because of their kids and because she's scared of being a lonely woman all on her own.... great song btw, and great film (Romeo and Juliet 1997) =D
    sillysozon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with sillysoz. That is what the song is about.
    I first heard the song in the DiCaprio version. I loved the movie but dissliked the song. Because it told young people to not attach themselfs. Not very romantic, I thought. I've since come to love the song. Today is the first time I heard the original version of the song and I love it just as much as the Romeo + Juliet version. Great disco song.
    Tyler2004durdenon July 18, 2008   Link

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