"Curious" as written by and Holly Hafermann....
Someone tell me what to do
I feel like I must be a fool
For ending up right back at the start
The things that we don't comprehend
Are laughing at my mind again
I think that I think too hard
And I don't give enough credit to my heart

I'm so
Damn curious to know
And there are too
Many unanswered questions
Then we hold on to

I've put my theories to the test
You know I've tried to do my best
But maybe we weren't meant to strike gold
Sometimes things that you ignore
Are all the things I'm looking for
Will I learn to let go
Give into love and listen to my soul

I'm so
Damn curious to know
And there are too
Many unanswered questions
Then we hold on to

Portraits of your loved ones
Are more than what you see
All the elements they capture
Are more to you than me
A different dimension we've yet to define
There's a forest to cut through with thorns and vines
There is no reason to try


Lyrics submitted by L-Kyne

"Curious" as written by James Samuel Iii Harris Etiene Clark

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is about a woman who is in love with a man who is non-commital. She continually tries to stay in a relationship that is going nowhere hoping it will change, but keeps ending right back up where she started. But she can't let it go because there's something in her that keeps her hanging onto him because she's so damn curious to know what it would be like to truly be with him without wondering where she stands. He ignores her and goes off and does things she would like to do with him. She doesn't know his family. She wants to know them because through knowing them, she may get to know him better and what makes him tick. "Portaits of your loved ones are more than what you see. All the elements they capture are more to you than me". She wants to take the relationship to the next level, but she can't see how they can do it because he'll make it so difficult. "There's a forest to cut through with thorns and vines. There is no reason to try." But she wavers because at the end she syas there are so many unanswered questions that I hold onto, like you. That lyric isn't here, but it is in the song at the very end. It's a beautiful song about being more crazy about someone than they are you.
    Qlawrenceon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell for me she is the one who doesnt givin into love because she cant trust

    I think that I think too hard
    And I don't give enough credit to my heart

    Will I learn to let go
    Give into love and listen to my soul
    madeline19on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like :)
    taintedlove6794on May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshe cannot trust and can't let go because of the pain she has endured.
    theres always a reason for someones being the way they are- good or bad.
    some people naturally trust more than others
    but ones that can't allow their soul to feel
    isn't just how they are. its because they've been hurt.
    a soul can't live without love. and thats what she says in her few songs.
    calypso29on May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOMG this song is sooo beautiful!! :)

    I think this song means this girl knows her relationship with this guy isn't working but she can't let go because she's so attached to him.
    "But maybe we weren't meant to strike gold
    Sometimes things that you ignore
    Are all the things I'm looking for
    Will I learn to let go
    Give into love and listen to my soul"
    greendaygrl102933on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpretty pretty.
    lovely jordanon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI see a different take on this song. Maybe it's because it reminds me of something I went through.

    It could be about a girl who has a guy friend who may be more but he doesnt put her first and he just confuses her. She just wants to know where she stands .

    I've put my theories to the test
    You know I've tried to do my best
    But maybe we weren't meant to strike gold
    Sometimes things that you ignore
    Are all the things I'm looking for
    Will I learn to let go
    Give into love and listen to my soul

    In those lines, she has tried to psychoanalyze everything but then thinks that maybe they weren't meant to be more than friends after all. Maybe the people she has been ignoring are the people that deserve a chance. Letting go of him just isn't working for her. He's her biggest unanswered question.
    AnnaMontanaon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda see something different in this song. as a whole humans are curious to find whats underneath the visible spectrum. as when she says "a different dimension we've yet to define".
    She is stating her vulnerability of being a human in most of the song. i think most humans are curious in many different dimensions.
    The "like you" lyric does sound like shes talking to someone specific but it doesn't mean its a significant other. either way. holly brook is great!!!!! she sure knows how to write great music.
    jay8378on April 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnnaMontana I never thought of this song that way untill you said that now im begining to see that too.... This song has become one of my favorites to listen to now because of that... Since i definately have that issue with my best friend David...
    Krys15Danceon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i've been going through a different situation, where i have been talking to someone who goes to school really far away, and because of the distance, we've just been talking online and on the phone, so i have a completely different meaning to this song, i see it as if at first, they weren't really close, like they knew of each other, but didn't KNOW each other, they started talking and suddenly, he begins to ignore her, which is why she would say she ends up back at the start and she hears from his friends about how his family life is hard,

    Portraits of your loved ones
    Are more than what you see (the 'you' referring to us, the audience)
    All the elements they capture
    Are more to you ('you' meaning the boy) than me

    when people think of portraits, they think of perfect families, i mean, many messed up families usually don't get professional portraits done. 'family pictures' would be the words used for that. when i look at a family portrait, i see smiles, and happiness, and togetherness, but what he may see is all the deciet and lies that everyone is showing. all of their smiles are fake, and upsetting to him.

    like some of you have said, people are always curious about what makes others behave the way that they do, and family life has a huge effect on most peoples behaviors. especially when silence comes into play. it seems as if she's curious to know what is going through his head, but she can't seem to get in
    it also seems as if shes not sure if there are signs out there that she is missing, by signs i mean whether or not she's being ignored purposely, or if he's trying to tell her things but she just isn't realizing it. I know i have been through that before, and then you think you're over-analyzing the situation.
    Sometimes things that you ignore
    Are all the things I'm looking for
    Will I learn to let go
    Give into love and listen to my soul
    those are probably some of my favorite lines. it seems like she is trying to get hold of him, and he doesn't pay attention, which makes her chase him. most girls love to chase, but sometimes they don't know when to give up. when you don't give up, sometimes your soul starts to hurt, and you realize that maybe you should just let go, and maybe it wasnt love to begin with


    mull it over :)
    islandgurlon May 17, 2007   Link

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