I know I have the chance to meet you
but that's a risky move.
I know I might have to surrender my preexisting idea of you.

Right now you're a stranger
Let's keep it that way
No harm meant
Let's keep it that way
I'm quite content knowing that I don't know you
I can pretend
Let's keep it that way

You could never understand how much you mean to me
I don't want you going and screwing it up with your personality
I'll stay in this dark corner of the room
Where I can't be seen
But I can still see you

Right now you're a stranger
Let's keep it that way
No harm meant
Let's keep it that way
I'm quite content knowing that I don't know you
I can pretend
Let's keep it that way

You could be anyone
My fantasy would be undone
I want to continue
Looking up to you, yeah

Let's keep it that way
No harm meant
Let's keep it that way
I'm quite content knowing that I don't know you
I can pretend
Let's keep it that way


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    General CommentAstounded no one has commented on this one.
    It's such a real song to me, I understand exactly what Agent M is trying to say here (well I think I do if my opinion on the songs meaning is right).
    It's about how you can admire someone, or fall for them, based on what you think they are. Instead of for their own personality, which may not be what you imagine, you create a character and apply it to them, and in effect fall for the person because you believe them to have the characteristics you want to see.
    I did this a while ago to a boy, I thought he was perfect but in effect he wasn't the thoughtful, poetic person I'd imagined him to be. He was too arrogant, but I was still reluctant to let go of this image of him I had- "You could be anyone
    My fantasy would be undone
    I want to continue
    Looking up to you"

    "I'm quite content knowing that I don't know you
    I can pretend"

    Brilliant song, I've never heard one that deals with this issue before.
    Over and out.
    fearon July 27, 2005   Link

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