"Throw Your Arms Around Me" as written by and Michael Bernard Waters John Albert Howard....
I will come for you at nighttime
I will raise you from your sleep
I will kiss you in four places
As I go running along your street

I will squeeze the life out of you
You will make me laugh and make me cry
And we will never forget it
You will make me call your name

And I'll shout it to the blue summer sky
And we may never meet again
So shed your skin and let's get started
And you will throw your arms around me

Yeah, you will throw your arms around me
I dreamed of you at nighttime
And I watched you in your sleep
I met you in high places

I touched your head and touched your feet
So if you disappear out of view
You know I will never say goodbye
And though I try to forget it

You will make me call your name
And I'll shout it to the blue summer sky
And we may never meet again
So shed your skin and let's get started

And you will throw your arms around me
Yeah, you will throw your arms around me
Oh, yeah
Oh yeah

You will throw your arms around me
Yeah, you will throw your arms around me


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"Throw Your Arms Around Me" as written by Geoffrey Franklin Crosby Doug Falconer

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    General CommentHm.. is the alleged "one night stand" theme something Hunter has actually told people he wrote the song about, or is it just an (apparently common) interpretation?

    If the former, then I've learnt something new! Not that it would change what the song has _always_ been in my 'mind' (heart) - one of the most beautiful, romantic love songs I know. I've never for a second interpreted "we may never meet again, so ...." as "we know this is most likely a once off, ...." - I find it difficult to swallow that such a love-enriched piece of music/lyrics could simply be a literal description of a "one night stand"! Although, as I said, if that's what the songwriter has stated at some stage, fair enough.

    Personally I've always taken the aforementioned line(s) to mean "we're mutually aware of the fact that life is our (rather vain!) attempt to 'manage' chaos - that anything could happen at any 'moment'. For all we know one or both of us could be dead tomorrow and this 'moment' (series of, if you're into the linear time perception idea ;) ) may well be our last meeting - so let's treat _every_ moment as if that's the case.

    Hardly an original philosophy - worded in many other ways it's commonly used as a 'way of living' with the aim of being happy throughout the journey, rather than thinking you'll be happy once you get this, do that, join them, or whatever.

    All in all an incredibly positive song about commitment and the importance of never taking someone for granted, IMO.
    teebee303on September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy Aussie friend just sent this song to me and it's phenomenal and absolutely beautiful.

    Yes, it's about a one night stand, but one that has been a long time in the making. There is deep affection behind it. Perhaps it's just a long, unrealized love coming to fruition or maybe the subjects are married, I'm not sure. All I know is this song is haunting.

    This verse is about him going to her and finally consummating their relationship, which is pretty obvious :

    I will come for you at nighttime
    I will raise you from your sleep
    I will kiss you in four places
    As I go running along your street
    I will squeeze the life out of you
    You will make me laugh and make me cry
    And we will never forget it
    You will make me call your name
    And I'll shout it to the blue summer sky

    His calling our her name is orgasm, I think.

    The next verse brings forward that though they will be apart, they will never really be alone because he'll be with her in spirit:

    I dreamed of you at nighttime
    And I watched you in your sleep
    I met you in high places
    I touched your head and touched your feet
    So if you disappear out of view
    You know I will never say goodbye
    And though I try to forget it
    You will make me call your name
    And I'll shout it to the blue summer sky...

    Right there! He will always be with her - even in his dreams- because he cares for her. Even though he knows he'll wish he could get over her, he knows he won't.

    And we may never meet again...
    So shed your skin and let's get started
    And you will throw your arms around me
    Yeah, you will throw your arms around me

    I think this song is amazing. I can't believe I never heard the Pearl Jam cover of this song. It doesn't matter, though, because it's perfect from Hungers and Collectors.
    joyshamelovepainon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is like the best song of all time-it ws supposed to be a "revolutionary song" for music.
    and no one comments on it
    rentakon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRentak you're definately right about that. This song is great and one of my favorites. The meaning however is pretty self explanatory. I think it's about a longing and love for someone. I first heard this song through Pearl Jam covering it in some of their concerts. It's a great rendition but this song is so great it's hard to ruin it.
    planetearthon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIve heard Pearl Jam, and Crowded House both do covers of this song, and both were brilliant...But Hunters still do it so well...

    Eddie Vedder was a good friend of the guys from Split Enz, Crowded House and Hunters and Collectors (the lead from Hunters is the brother of the basist from CH)...Thats why Pearl Jam, or atleast Eddie Vedder does lots of stuff with the Finn brothers, Crowded House or Hunters.
    nails_in_my_feeton January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgod, i love this song so much.
    jaffa3039on June 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnoone comments for this song.... what is this coming to?
    wishIwasAmonitoron October 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song i love it
    J0K3Ron December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome one of the best aussie songs
    Rodeoclown24on January 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow. i love this song so much. im listening to the cover by neil finn right now. its really beautiful. it seems pretty self-explanitory though, so i wont bother saying what i think it means. ill just say its awesome.
    arctic_chief84on January 27, 2006   Link

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