"Tongue" as written by Joseph Todd Poole, Paul Allen Crosby, Christopher Jon Dabaldo, David A. Novotny, Joseph Scott Sappington and Wayne A. Swinny....
This one's for you
This one's for me
This one's for you
This one's for me

I've got a nervous feeling over you
But who am I fooling,
I like airline food

I need to feel whole
I need to feel young again
I need to be bold
And start using my tongue again

They can laugh as they cry
They can cut till I bleed
But I ain't losing
'cause this one's for me

Lyrics submitted by tednol

"Tongue" as written by Damien George Rice Brian Patrick Crosby

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment"i need to be bold & start using my tongue again"
    JordyWordyon November 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgetting back into relationships again... hes using the metaphor to show how scared he is, but how much he wants it.
    aj_100on December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think he means start talkin again, saying his piece! (ps. i love this song, and i love this website, ive always analysed songs!)
    ledgepantsd2ndon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhile Damien Rice's version changes the lyrics in the prechorus a bit, the meaning's still the same -

    Overall, this song sums up the end of a bad relationship - there's a powerful desire to be free that becomes absolutely necessary. Independence - "This one's for me."
    InfraReconon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmaybe i'm just filthy minded and not imaginative at all but i automatically jumped to the oral sex conclusion, "this ones for you, this ones for me" and "i need to be bold and start using my tongue again" then again sex just automatically comes to mind when i see Paul Noonan :)
    PinballMachineon January 12, 2012   Link

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