"Desire" as written by and Ryan Adams....
Two hearts fading, like a flower.
And all this waiting, for the power.
For some answer, to this fire.
Sinking slowly. 
The water as higher.
Desire
Desire

With no secrets. 
No obsession.
This time I'm speeding with no direction.
Without a reason. 
What is this fire?
Burning slowly. 
My one and only.
Desire
Desire
Desire
Desire

You know me. 
You don't mind waiting.
You just can't show me, but God I'm praying,
That you'll find me, and that you'll see me,
That you run and never tire.
Desire
Desire
Desire
Desire


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"Desire" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentThe lyrics are amazing, but without the harmonica the passion of the song would not be delivered the same. I go back and forth about this meaning; right now I think it's about two people fading away from each other, even though there is still a strong love, but there is nothing that is going to keep their fading love going. It's just a matter of one of the two to say "it's over", then finding strength in one's self after it is over.
    melancholyjenon July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*blown away*
    ctdunstanon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song...It reminds me of someone.
    :)
    ReneaAlbyon December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe harmonica really brings out the passion in this song, jumping out from behind Ryan's softened voice. A fantastic song about waiting and burning, the music captures the feeling quite accurately.
    davidecoyoteon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so incredible, always makes me cry, aboslutely fabulous

    and after hearing it on TWW I am utterly in love with the song(certain shippers know what I'm talking about)
    Chamigaon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful
    tbsbrandnewdcjewon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit should blow you away! it should remind you of someone. it is beautiful.
    slide0707on October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti could listen to this song forever. it's just... wow.
    brown sugar pleaseon May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was 1 year ago today lying on my bed listening to this song crying wondering if i would ever be with the girl i loved well i got the girl then i lost the girl and my new son back to crying alone again - desire.
    wardneil17on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song feels so pure. No meed to elaborate on the meaning, the lyrics are self-explanatory.
    The Iconoclaston May 09, 2008   Link

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