"Bliss" as written by and Sting ...
I feel lonely when it's you I miss
I feel crazy when I dream like this
I've travelled all this way for just one kiss
Is it bliss? Is it bliss? Yes it is
Rock 'n roll is everything
Everything to a lonely man
And never will I bow to you

I, I'm not backing down
I, I'm not backing down

Take me to the place where eagles fly
Where my love for you I never can deny
If I'm right then you are wrong
If I'm wrong then I really lived
And if I die with no reward
Then I know I had peace 'cause I carried the sword

I, I'm not backing down
I, I'm not backing down

It's the simple thing that satisfy
Keep my feet on the ground and my head in the sky
I love you more than I can say
And I won't change my mind on the choices I made


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"Bliss" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentI would appreciate ANY ideas on this on the meaning of this song. I can't even figure out to whom this song is addressed.
    divinediscontenton November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like he's talking to two separate people. He's talking to god for the first 4 lines, the first 2 lines of the 2nd verse and the last 4 lines of the song. And then to a friend who doesn't believe in God for the rest of the song. It's about trusting in your faith even when others around you say it's a load of rubbish.
    He says that he's torn between longing for God (lonely when it's you i miss) and feeling nuts for believing in something he can't see (crazy when i dream like this). But then he meets God and thinks, "yeah this is for real" and it's 'bliss'
    even when his friend tells him he's wrong, he says that he's 'not backing down' and he won't 'bow down to you'. I love the next couple of lines:
    "If I'm right then you are wrong
    If I'm wrong then I really lived
    And if I die with no reward
    Then I know I had peace cos I carried the sword "
    If he's right, and God exists, then his friend is wrong. Even if his friend is right and there's no God, then he still lived an amazing life because he was fighting for God 'I carried the sword'. Even if there's nothing at the end of it, he lived full out for God and got peace as a result.
    But then he ends the song by saying he loves God and won't go back on his decision to follow Jesus. Choice made; now the life to live.
    white_crayonon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's an attack on sell-outs
    Donnie_Ton December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with white crayon. Summed up so well.
    LottieLovesLifeon June 19, 2010   Link

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