"Suddenly I See" as written by and Katie Tunstall....
Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you calm
She holds you captivated in her palm

[Chorus]
Suddenly I see (suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me
(Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

I feel like walking the world
Like walking the world
You can hear she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl
She fills up every corner like she's born in black and white
Makes you feel warmer when you're trying to remember
What you heard
She likes to leave you hanging on a wire

[Chorus]

And she's taller than most
And she's looking at me
I can see her eyes looking from the page of a magazine
Oh, she makes me feel like I could be a tower
A big strong tower, yeah
The power to be
The power to give
The power to see

She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see, yeah, yeah
(Suddenly I see)

She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see, yeah, yeah
(Suddenly I see)

She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see, yeah, yeah
(Suddenly I see)

She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see, yeah, yeah

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me
(Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me
(Suddenly I see)
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me
(Suddenly I see)
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me


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"Suddenly I See" as written by Katie Tunstall

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  • +4
    General CommentThe song is actually about how Patti Smith inspired KT to do what she does. She told us at a gig the other night.
    davecheesepipeon August 19, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI've interpreted this song somewhat differently than the previous users. I think of this as observing the happiness of another (also admiring the beauty that comes from it), and having it influence you so greatly that you want it for yourself, to continue to inspire others with.
    peacefrog80on February 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnobody replied cos they dont care m8 :)
    cistm_konfliqton December 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song started playing on the radio in my town right after I achieved a very meaningful goal. I already have a happy successful life; I'm a college professor, I'm finishing up my doctorate, I have 4 great kids, I'm in love with an amazing man... but all of my adult life I've wanted to be an Air Force Officer. (That would be over 15 years). This past year, I achieved my goal. It is everything I hoped it would be. It is an amazing opportunity to be a leader to others and to serve my country... suddenly I see this is exactly what I want to be. Besides that, I want to be a role model for other Air Force women who are goal chasers. I put my goals off until it was almost too late (because of my age). I hope I have the opportunity to inspire other Air Force women to pursue their goals, to become confident leaders, and to live their dreams. Look for me driving around my town... my license plate is "SDNLYIC".
    SassyProfessoron April 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI liked this song from the first time I heard it because of how catchy it is. Then after noticing the lyrics I LOVE this song!

    I love how non-politically correct this song is, it goes against everything young women have been brainwashed to believe

    There is a war against beautiful women, our culture encouages women not to look pretty or even look ugly. This song recognizes the forgotten truth that a beautiful woman has power. I especially like and agree with the lyrics about a "pool of light".
    Jay Fon May 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't see the point of every one arguing over this song. Everyone is going to have a different opinion on what it means- music is an art form, so how each person responds to it is completely subjective.
    For me personally, I think the song can be interpreted as a girl/woman who has a friend whom she greatly admires and wants to be like- someone who is beautiful, inside and out; someone who lights up the room and makes others happy just to be around her etc.
    It *could* be stretched to indicate some kind of lesbian connotation in my opinion, but at face value I'd say she simply idolises this girl and wants to be like her. :)
    Cheers
    giggleheadon August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf she told you that at a gig it's probably true, but I will always perceive it as how I did when I first heard it, which is that she's singing about herself. Now that she's famous, she suddenly sees that it's where she wants to be, why it meant so much for her to keep at it and never quit.

    The lines "I can see her eyes looking from a page in a magazine
    Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower
    A big strong tower yeah"

    to me say she's seeing herself in a magazine and it sinks in that she finally made it to the big time, and she feels she can take on the world.

    That's just what I've always thought!
    chriswarneon October 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is a very nice song. You are obviously some weird saddo freak who feels the need to get a really big bad responce from saying a song is terrible. Maybe erm.. get a life and if you want a real arguement have one with your imaginary mates!
    lindzson January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG!! Haha, you funny bastard! you should be a comedian. Loser!
    lindzson February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell thanks, I will see you down the front, for my first gig.
    quiffpornon February 13, 2006   Link

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