"Message to my Girl" as written by and Neil Mullane Finn....
I don't want to say "I love you"
That would give away too much.
It's hip to be detached and precious,
The only thing you feel is vicious.

I don't want to say "I want you"
Even though I want you so much.
It's wrapped up in conversation,
It's whispered in a hush.

Though I'm frightened by the word,
Think it's time I made it heard.

No more empty self possession,
Visions swept under the mat.
It's no New Years resolution,
It's more than that.

Now I wake up happy
Warm in lovers embrace.
No one else can touch us
While we're in this place.

So I'll sing it to the world
This simple message to my girl.

No more empty self possession,
Visions swept under the mat.
It's no New Years resolution,
It's more than that.

Though I'm frightened by the word,
Think it's time I made it heard.

So I'll sing it to the world
This simple message to my girl.

No more empty self possession,
Visions swept under the mat.
It's no New Years resolution,
It's more than that.

Oh there's nothing quite as real
As the touch of your sweet hands.
I can't spend the rest of my life
Buried in the sand


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"Message to My Girl" as written by Neil Mullane Finn

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    General CommentSo, does anyone know what this song means?

    I think it means being afraid to confess your feelings to someone, but then decide no more waiting, and the outcome of that confession.
    wliia77on March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentF@#$! no one on the split enz section? no skin off my teeth. a classic. good to play and day dream about your favourite girl.
    heart of darknesson May 25, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationLet me try. It shouldn't be too complicated.

    He thinks words can be corny and spoil the moment, but at the same time he needs his girl to understand how he feels, hence his hesitation.

    At the end of the day, his message is really like a dream, a life he envisions, where real love can bloom. He just hopes she can pick up the meaning of his vision, which is too grand for words.
    alleygh0ston June 29, 2015   Link

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