"Special" as written by Raphael Saadiq, Kelvin Wooten and Robert C. Jr. Ozuna....
You're special
You're like rocket through me
Oh, you're special
You're a rocket to me
And I cannot this time

Agarina
You can't say no
Agarina
This time you will go

You're special
You're like a rocket through me
Oh, you're special
You're a rocket to me
And I cannot this time

There's a taste that you can't shake
But you can't seem to let them go awry
I know you're special
You're a rocket to me
At this surprised
All the time

I know what you said to me
And I don't care at the same time
But I'll take you up and down
Address it to you
Honey bee
I know what you said to me
And I don't care at the same time
And what do you stay to do?
I saw the worst of you


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"Special" as written by Raphael Saadiq, Kelvin Wooten, Robert C. Jr. Ozuna

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  • +6
    General CommentMy Japanese friend confirmed the rumours for me that Agarina is in fact a very familiar, informal way of inviting someone into your home, and can also mean to take someone into your heart.

    So yeah.

    And the song to me just means that there's someone you feel so strongly for, it's like a crazy, love at first sight, obsessive addiction to a person that you also know is very bad for you. Your body and your heart crave their presence, their touch, but your mind sees the bigger picture and it's like a nightmare, and you know it.

    But your heart still wants to defy what your consciousness recognises (and perhaps things the toxic object of your affection had bluntly spelled out to you) and says "I know you said to me, but I don't care at the same time" because it still wants to give in to the craving and get the "fix" your body physically craves. To your own detriment (fully aware of it, of course).

    Nayamauson January 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgarina means "come on in" in Japanese. The song is about sex.. They said so in an interview. :) Take care
    - Great Dane and Mew Freak
    gQgleron March 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJonas Bjerre (Mew vocalist) said in an interview once that this song is about sex.
    oagersnapon December 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, the song is about sex. It's about a girl from a short-term relationship or a "friend with benefits" that is special because of the pleasure she gave him.
    cowbeefon March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's rather obvious that it's about sex.
    they even have the quite crude, yet common phallic symbol of a rocket.

    the whole song, to me, is a bit dirty even though nothing dirty is said. The beat is dirty anyway. :)

    But in a way, I think that it's about two people who only meet up for sex (or if they only meet up once, i don't know) and thus don't care about showing their "good side" like you'd do if you wanted a relationship.

    So you can see the worst of someone but you don't care 'cause it's just sex yeah?
    TX9on September 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation'Special' from my understanding is a song about the perspective of a guy who is no longer wanted by the girl that he loves, but they still sleep together even though he feels it isn't the moral thing to be doing. There are clues to this in the lyrics and the video backs it up.

    Example: 'You're special, you're like a rocket for me' = He loves her and she turns him on...
    'You're like a rocket for me, and I cannot this time' = He doesn't want to sleep with her
    'Agarina, you can't say no, Agarina, this time you will go' She is inviting him, and knows he can't resist her, but this time you will go may mean that when the morning comes he will be gone or that he will turn her down.
    'Theres a taste that you cant shake' the taste is his love or attraction for her
    'That you can't seem to let them go awry' He can't move on and let her go, even though he should
    'I know what you said to me, and I don't care at the same time' he knows its over, and she doesn't want him for anything more than sex, but despite that he will still sleep with her
    'I'll take you up and down, address it to you' To be crude, he will screw her...

    The video has many symbols also.
    The intro when the lady bursts from the water. water is a symbol of death and change. She is gone.
    The lady has short hair and the man has a beard. Both are often traditional symbols in some northern european societies of grieving the death of a loved one, or a widow or widower.
    The strange dance, obviously meaning to be sex.
    The castle or estate itself with the darkness of the forest could symbolise their refuge or relationship with the darkness or end around it (maybe :P)
    The fact that the video is shot in low light and black and white.
    The lovers have a sombre and intense look, as if they are enjoying their final moments.
    In the end the lady runs from the man, he gives chase desperately but she disappears under the water and he is left alone.
    Jonas, Bo, Silas and Johan look as if they may be dressed for a funeral.

    That's just my interpretation, I guess based also on my own personal experiences it appeals to me a lot but I have always thought this song meant that.
    korgtritonon April 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw an interview with the lead singer in danish yesterday, he would not tell what the song is about, so I don't believe you qQqler.. it's not the Mew way telling what their songs means..
    Hexadecimalon May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuhh man it's obvious. For those very logical people saying it's about sex. Man that is why I feel a lot awkward listening to this song. I love Mew. Who are they writing this song to? 'agarina' means come on in??? In japanese? Oooh I see, I see... thanks gQgler.... But What they mean by 'special' is that girl is very special to him and he feels a lot happy thinking of that girl right??! I thought agarina was a name of a girl whose parents are Agrarians.
    flashinthedarkon August 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song! and denmark rocks :-D its a song about someones feelings, he loves/lusts after her, but knows that he needs to let her go......the last line is so haunting "i saw the worst of you."
    cariniahon December 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not bothered so much by the meaning, but "You're like a rocket through me" has got to be one of the most beautiful similes ever.
    Jules09on January 17, 2008   Link

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