"Born For Me" as written by and Paul Westerberg....
When the loneliest eyes
And the emptiest arms
Finally decide to meet

With a head in a lap
And a tongue tied in knots
Then the loneliest eyes
Try and speak

You were born for me
Beautiful and blue
I could die here with you

For a couple of nights
You could say you're my wife
You could stay
Or run away if you please

The heaviest head
And the emptiest hands
You'll be safe in the light
When we kiss
When we breathe

You were born for me
Beautiful and blue
I could die here with you

You were born for me
Beautiful and blue
Stay here with you

I can't bear it
I can't share it
With anybody in, my little world

I can't hide it
I'll never find it
With another girl, yeah

When, when we kiss
When we breathe

You were born for me
Beautiful and blue
I could die here with you

I can't bear to
Try and share you
Well, I'm the one to talk
You're the one that's free

When you forget me
Then you'll let me
Fade away
You'll always be

Born for me
Beautiful and blue
I could die here with you

You were born for me
Beautiful and blue
I could die here with you


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"Born for Me" as written by Paul Westerberg

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    General CommentThis song taps the vein of forbidden love. I think it's about an affair. "I can't bear to, try and share you, well I'm the one to talk, you're the one who's free." He's saying it's funny that he's so jealous and possessive when he's either got a wife or a girlfriend, and meanwhile this girl is "free" - meaning still single, though possibly seeing someone else at the same time. Like TheSilverNoble said, the guy knows that the girl just can't be with him for some reason or other (maybe because he won't change his situation; hence, she has to pretend to be his wife for the few brief nights when they're together). Towards the end of the song, he recognizes that the relationship has to end, but she'll always be born for him; even when she forget him, he'll still be in love with her. Perhaps I'm applying it too much to my own personal tale... who knows?
    asSTARSfallxon September 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWesterberg's first three solo albums deal with rejection and loves not meant to be quite often. This song seems to right along with that.
    He believes this girl was "born for him," in other words his perfect woman. Yet he also seems to think that, even if she was with him, he's clearly not her first choice, and that they wouldn't stay together. Weather this is due to reliable perceptions, or because of some inferiority complex, who can say? Still a sweet but sad song, even if the first verse and "beautiful and blue" lines are a bit weak.
    TheSilverNobleon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentStill get a lump in my throat when the "you can say you're my wife" line. Sarah McLachlan sings backup on this ong beautifully as well. One of his best later compositions.
    bafflewiton June 12, 2007   Link

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