she needs to sleep like the ocean
she needs to dream
that boy down in Streatham don't know where he's about
but i'm sure he knows one-armed sports
i need to be in this body
i need to breathe
i need know
need but one
and it's gonna be here like it never was
like it never was
he's got pearls on his fingers
little doe eyes
making ringers ring off the phone
tell her you know
what she's been thinking
cause i need only one
only one sugar plum, i said
you are gonna see
i'm ready to be
just with the one
with the blue, blue notions emotions


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    General Commenti cannot believe that nobody has commented on this yet! i used to listen to this over and over when i lived on a caribbean island...i'd walk the beach and play it thinking about a guy that i was in love with who wasn't my boyfriend...my secret lover..."and it's gonna be here like it never was" was my mantra...

    she needs to sleep like the ocean
    she needs to dream
    (this was me...needing him...meeting him each midnight at the waves...spending days dreaming of being near him)

    tell her you know
    what she's been thinking
    cause i need only one
    only one sugar plum, i said
    you are gonna see
    i'm ready to be
    just with the one
    (i was so ready)

    i can't tell you what it means to tori...i do wonder if she wrote it before she and mark were official, maybe when she and eric were still in the middle of something...it seems like the words of a person looking ahead to something

    i DO know what it means to me:
    takes me back to a BIG decision
    reminds me of my freedom, my spirit, my fire

    it gives me chills to read these words...

    he said he'd find me someday. he hasn't shown yet.
    but i'll always have this song
    ahavalyssaon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was completely improvised, on the spot, during an interview. Tori just sang what came to mind and then named it the first thing she thought of.
    Cornflakezon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUm, wouldn't this be about her husband "Mark" Hawley and how she is ready to settle with just one man as long as she can have room to "breathe" and be an individual as well? Seems pretty obvious to me.


    mj8877on May 29, 2009   Link

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