Listen as the wind blows from across the great divide
Voices trapped in yearning, memories trapped in time
The night is my companion, and solitude my guide
Would I spend forever here and not be satisfied?
And I would be the one

To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
And after, I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

Through this world I've stumbled
So many times betrayed
Trying to find an honest word to find
The truth enslaved
Oh you speak to me in riddles
And you speak to me in rhymes
My body aches to breathe your breath
Your words keep me alive
And I would be the one

To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
And after, I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

Into this night I wander
It's morning that I dread
Another day of knowing of
The path I fear to tread

Oh into the sea of waking dreams
I follow without pride
Nothing stands between us here
And I won't be denied
And I would be the one

To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
And after, I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes


Lyrics submitted by Lateralus518

"Possession" as written by Sarah Mclachlan

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

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    General CommentI loved the song, it's one of the best songs I've ever heard.. I actually dunno if it was sung or written by someone else but I think everyone has their own way of interpreting the meaning of music, it's the first time i heard it so it came to me like this:

    It is about a guy who is pssessed by the love of a girl which he can't seem to control. he is talking about his memories with her (not because she is not there anymore but I think he is talking about his memories when he first met her and how their relation seem to be perfect then) describing how he spend all his nights thinking about the past days. he says "would I spend forever here and not be satisfied?" meaning if I knew i could spend forever with you, i will be satisfied cuz this is all he wants.. he says he been always betryed and strumbled by things in this world and always searched for the truth and so he doesn't know whether this girl is honest with him or not but all he knows is that her words keeps him alive though she speaks in riddles & rhyms to him cuz he is in deep luv with her that he believes everything she says. he says though it's so aching to breathe her breath which i think means (being in this relation not knowing if she feels his love anymore) he is trapped in this thing cuz he is so possessed by her. he says he is wandring in the night cuz it makes him feel safe & every single night he is afraid of the morning, afraid to be disappointed by the harsh reality that she doesnt love him anymore... thats clear when he said "into the sea of waking dreams" he is scared to know that he is actually drawning in a sea of waking dreams he made up himself which he follows without pride (not knowing whether he is following a true thing or just dreams).. he is saying there shouldnt be anything standing between us & if i just knew that i wont be denied by u, i will be always the one to kiss u so hard, take your breath away, wipe your tears. he is always going to protect her and all she has to do is just close her eyes n relax cuz he will always be there.

    I hope that make sense :D
    2myon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow no posts? this song is 1 of the bests by the band
    pjam10on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow no posts? this song is 1 of the bests by the band
    pjam10on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually a cover of Sarah McLachlan's song "Possession" off of her Fumbling Towards Ecstasy album. This is a badass song, and of course with meaningful lyrics if it came from an artist such as Sarah McLachlan.
    flytyster03on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a good cover of Sarah McLachlan's song.
    cclover_98on June 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing i think hes talking about maybe an ex he wants back cuz i write lyrics about my past and my ex i miss and i feel how he does another note these guys are amazing i seen them at a shinedown concert they were just amazing i went out and bought the cd there whole album kicks ass i love every song and yes sarah has great lyrics but i wanna know is that her singing with him in the backround?
    suicide_king_45on July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing i think hes talking about maybe an ex he wants back cuz i write lyrics about my past and my ex i miss and i feel how he does another note these guys are amazing i seen them at a shinedown concert they were just amazing i went out and bought the cd there whole album kicks ass i love every song and yes sarah has great lyrics but i wanna know is that her singing with him in the backround?
    suicide_king_45on July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh what does he yell after "oh into the sea of waking dreams "?? anyone know?
    suicide_king_45on July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe person doing the backing vocals with the guy is Tara MacLean.
    maryxaliceon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song!
    Lateralus518on November 04, 2006   Link

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