"Obsessions" as written by Brett Anderson and Richard Oakes....
It's the way you pick your clothes off the floor
It's the way you scratch your skin when you yawn
It's the t-shirts that you choose
Like you're in the Air Force
Yeah the language that you use reacts like chemicals

Obsessions in my head
Don't connect with my intellect
It's called obsession
Can you handle it?

It's connected to the hip sounds
And it moves with the underground
It's called obsession
When you're around

It's the way you close the doors of my car
It's the stupid things you bought with my credit card
It's the way you don't read Camus or Brett Easton Ellis
Yeah the TCP you use, it stings when we kiss

Obsessions in my head
Don't connect with my intellect
It's called obsession
Can you handle it?

It's connected to the hip sounds
And it moves with the underground
It's called obsession
When you're around

Obsessions is like sex
It's simple and complex
It's called obsession
Can you handle it?

It's connected to the hip sounds
And it moves with the underground
It's called obsession
When you're around


Lyrics submitted by mr_petit

"Obsessions" as written by Richard James Page David Bengt Kreuger

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI love the harmony in this song. The chorus ia a joy to behold, a weird one, yet I can't stop listening to it.
    shaymanrockon December 13, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Obsessions in my head
    Don't connect with my intellect
    It's called obsession
    Can you handle it?"

    I'm thinking either Anderson means that he's got deep obsessions with music etc. that people/partners may not be able to handle it because it consumes him so much, or he's referring to (tendencies of) OCD.


    "It's the way you close the doors of my car
    It's the stupid things you bought with my credit card
    It's the way you don't read Camus or Brett Easton Ellis
    Yeah the TCP you use, it stings when we kiss"

    Anderson might think that his friend/partner isn't as clever as him; small things that he thinks should be done differently (or "stupid things" not bought) are bothering him. He could also have a positive obsession with those flaws, which he doesn't understand ("Obsessions in my head, don't connect with my intellect).
    lhoggyon May 26, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationIt could also be some sort of reflection on his past drug use. According to Wikipedia the making of this album A New Morning was the first one during which no drugs were used.

    "Obsessions in my head, don't connect with my intellect"

    He's too smart to do drugs but he can't help his obsession/addiction with it.
    lhoggyon May 26, 2015   Link

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