"You're The Storm" as written by Peter Anders Svensson and Nina Persson....
Oh it's healing bang bang bang
I can hear your canons call
You've been aiming at my land
Your hungry hammer's falling
And if you want me, I'm your country

I'm an angel bored like hell
And you're a devil meaning well
You steal my lines and you strike me down
Come raise your flag upon me
And if you want me, I'm your country
If you win me I'm forever, oh yeah

'Cause you're the storm that I believe in
And all this peace has been deceiving
I like the sweet life and the silence
But it's the storm that I believe in

Come and conquer, drop your bones
Cross my borders and kill the calm
Bury your things and burn my winds
I hear bullets singing
And if you want me, I'm your country
If you win me I'm forever, oh yeah

'Cause you're the storm that I believe in
And all this peace has been deceiving
I need some wind to get me sailing
So it's the storm that I believe in
You feel my heart you keep my breathing
'Cause you're the storm that I believe in


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"You're the Storm" as written by Peter Anders Svensson Nina Persson

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    General CommentTo me, this is a song about passion. The girl is daring the guy to invade her heart and conquer it. "Love me, if you think you are up to it," she is saying. "End the monotony of my peaceful existence. Bring me your desires and your mind and your heart. You're most of the way there. Do not be afraid. I long for respite from complacency. Deliver me to somewhere wonderful with you "

    It is not peace that brings satisfaction. It is the taking of chances and the uncertainty. It is pursuing what you believe in.

    What a beautiful song. Love is not about harmony. It is about passion in all things. If that is not there, then harmony will just be boredom rather than a forward motion.

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    BJ Thomas
    BJ_Thomason March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely a song about the American war in the Middle East--from a Swede's point of view. Don't you see all the war terms? I guess it could be about love or sex too, but there is DEFINITELY a war theme going on here. It's all over the song, people!
    Looking_glass_eyeson May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI pretty sure this song has nothing to do with war.
    It's about love and that she met a man that changed her life and gave her the exitment she needed.
    Her life was boring and peacefull before, but then she met a man that made her life exiting and opend her eyes.

    Parts like "come and conquer and drop your bombs, cross my borders and kill the calm" are just metaphors. This part means come and conquer my heart and cross the boarders into my life and make it exiting.
    Pekz0ron January 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one commented on this one...it's the only song by The Cardigans that I really love. It's a beautiful love song really, in it's own way.
    Anraon October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah one of my favorites by them if not the best
    RedFactoryon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's a girl who craves the "storm" she has with this guy. My best friend and I used to argue a lot and challenge each other, and when we started dating we just became really sweet all the time and wonderful. It was nice, and it made me happy, and he was a great boyfriend, but the sweetness is not what I started dating him for, it's not why I became crazy about him in the first place. The way we used to challenge each other, the "stormy" but solid relationship that we had at first, the way we balanced each other out together, THAT'S what I believed in - "I like the sweet life and the silence, but it's the storm that I believe in."
    I love the line "And if you want me, I'm your country." I would be perfectly happy watching as he tears into my life and takes me over - I want to feel out of control, I want him to bring me to life that way, with that passion and intensity that we had at first.

    This song is one of my favorites ever. It's so beautiful.
    cheetah9714on June 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlso, the first line is "Oh it's healing, bang bang bang." The one on this site isn't right.
    cheetah9714on June 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...and it is "you're the storm that I've been needing", btw
    Calenladon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThose lyrics above are wrong. Here are the real lyrics from the Cardigans' official website:

    oh it's healing - bang bang bang
    I can hear your cannons call
    you've been aiming at my land
    your hungry hammer is falling

    and if you want me I'm your country

    I'm an angel bored like hell
    and you're a devil meaning well
    you steal my lines and you strike me dumb
    come raise your flag upon me

    and if you want me I'm your country
    if you win me I'm forever - oh yeah!

    'cause you're the storm that I've been needing
    and all this peace has been deceiving
    I like the sweet life and the silence
    but it's the storm that I believe in

    come and conquer and drop your bombs
    cross my borders and kill the calm
    bear your fangs and burn my wings
    I hear bullets singing

    and if you want me I'm your country
    if you win me I'm forever - oh yeah!

    'cause you're the storm that I've been needing
    and all this peace has been deceiving
    I need some wind to get me sailing
    so it's the storm that I believe in

    you fill my heart, you keep me breathing
    'cause you're the storm that I believe in

    and if you want me I'm your country
    Looking_glass_eyeson September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, I agree that it's about love, but it's also very political, don't you think? That's how some countries are. For some reason, they get bored like hell with peace, so they start wars.
    Looking_glass_eyeson September 21, 2006   Link

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