"Hooked" as written by Stephen Andrew Booker and Sophie Delila....
Pounding heart you shake me
I have never been so close
To an earthquake
Take my word I'm trembling
For I know
What I have felt

Pounding heart believe me
Rain is sweeter than
The spring water fountain
Take my hand and lead me
To a place
For us to melt

Into one another

Think the inconceivable
Desire the untouchable

I've come to understand that bliss
Is quite impossible and if
I'll ever find a way
I'll claim another life

I've come to understand that kiss
Was quite impossible and if
I'll ever find a way
I'll halt the turn of time

Pounding heart awake me
I have never been so far
From the shore
Waves mount up around me
Still I don't want to go back

Loving heart believe me
Your sincerity will
Give me the strength to
Work my way through the sea
Memorize the words you said

Think the inconceivable
Desire the untouchable

I've come to understand that bliss
Is quite impossible and if
I'll ever find a way
I'll claim another life

I've come to understand that kiss
Was quite impossible and if
I'll ever find a way
I'll halt the turn of time


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"Hooked" as written by Stephen Andrew Booker Sophie Delila

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    General CommentWhat this song means to the artist can be found on their site at - seabound.de/…

    It was largely inspired by a novel called Homo Faber by Max Frisch (which anyone should read, it's great!). Anyways, just scroll down to the bit called "Inside - Hooked" and see for yourself.
    kakitayurion September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and I finally found it!
    neo214on October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems like the narrator(Frank Spinath) is venturing into a completely new and alien experience, and finds it to be a good one. In my own eyes, it seems like he's in love for the first time, bu I'm sure others will perceive it differently.
    Ag00non August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that this "alien experience" that Ag00n is speaking of might be a woman as well. But I also found something else within the song that makes me think that he might be singing about an addiction to morphine or heroin.

    First off, the name of the song is "Hooked". This could be a reference to an addiction to heroin or morphine.

    "Pounding heart you shake me
    ... Take my word I'm trembling
    for I know what I have felt."
    - There is shaking during withdrawals. Now he could be nervous around a woman, but I think that in the context, "been so close to an earthquake", inspires imagery of more violent shaking.

    "Take my hand and lead me
    To a place
    For us to melt
    Into one another"
    Morphine or heroin is made into a solution (I won't say how), but it's done essentially by melting it. Then it is put into the person, or, "into one another".

    "Think the inconceivable
    Desire the untouchable"
    Probably a description of the ecstasy felt from the heroin or morphine once it's injected.

    "I've come to understand that bliss
    Is quite impossible and if
    I'll ever find a way
    I'll claim another life"
    He looks back and realizes that the drug isn't giving him a true bliss. If he can break the habit he'll start his life over again.

    "I've come to understand that kiss
    Was quite impossible and if
    I'll ever find a way
    I'll halt the turn of time"
    The true kiss of bliss isn't possible. But if he could he would stop time while feeling the pleasure of the drug.

    "Pounding heart awake me
    I have never been so far
    From the shore
    Waves mount up around me
    Still I don't want to go back"
    I think this part makes the best argument for this song being about heroin/morphine. Opioid users generally aim to dose at the "nod" where it could be described as being in an ocean of pleasure, and the user wants to stay in an ocean of waves of comfort. He doesn't want to come back to the 'real' world.

    "Loving heart believe me
    Your sincerity will
    Give me the strength to
    Work my way through the sea
    Memorize the words you said"
    He knows his inner strength will grant him the strength to stop using. He will no longer go back to the "sea" again. He wants to memorize his words of strength that will lead him to sobriety.

    Now my interpretation might be entirely off, the song might be about a woman. But it's not far gone at all to personify an object of love as a woman. And in this case the object of love very well may be heroin. (The person derives happiness from the substance rather than from social ties, and the like. Thus it might be seen as some sort of destructive 'love'.)
    XeroxTraumon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"never been so close to an earthquake"
    scared for my life or really angry, or confused

    "rain is sweeter than the spring water fountain"
    there are still good things in life because water is refreshing :)

    "If I ever find a way I'll claim another life"
    i want to restart life as a different person, choose a different path in life, the road not taken

    "If I ever find a way I'll halt the turn of time"
    i want to freeze time to treasure every moment and learn everything there is to learn and be able to understand every person's situations, feelings, and motives.
    lowerlogicon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was my theme song for several weeks in 2005. I had met someone unlike any that I had met before, and it was a whirlwind of strong feelings and a sense of impossibility. The reference to the scene in Gattaca where the protagonist swims out to sea further and further, driven to succeed regardless of the danger, was especially compelling. For better or worse, that person is now my wife!
    modexpon June 05, 2013   Link

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