"What Have You Done" as written by Daniel Bjorn Gibson, Sharon Den Andel and Robert Westerholt....
Would you mind if I hurt you?
Understand that I need to
Wish that I had other choices
Than to harm the one I love

What have you done now?

I know I'd better stop trying
You know that there's no denying
I won't show mercy on you now

I know I should stop believing
I know there's no retrieving
It's over now, what have you done?

What have you done now?

I, I've been waiting for someone like you
But now you are slipping away
What have you done now?
Why, why does fate make us suffer?
There's a curse between us, between me and you

What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done now?

What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done now?

Would you mind if I killed you?
Would you mind if I tried to?
'Cause you have

Turned into my worst enemy
You carry hate that I don't feel
It's over now, what have you done?

What have you done now?

I, I've been waiting for someone like you
But now you are slipping away
What have you done now?
Why, why does fate make us suffer?
There's a curse between us, between me and you

What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done now?

What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done now?

What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?

What have you done?
What have you done?
What have you done?

I will not fall, won't let it go
We will be free when it ends

I, I've been waiting for someone like you
But now you are slipping away
What have you done now?
Why, why does fate make us suffer?
There's a curse between us, between me and you

I've been waiting for someone like you
But now you are slipping away
What have you done now?
Why, why does fate make us suffer?
There's a curse between us, between me and you



Lyrics submitted by Justanothereject, edited by Darkangel6x3

"What Have You Done" as written by Sharon J. Den Adel Robert Westerholt

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

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  • +2
    General CommentConsidering that the correct lyric is this...
    "Would you mind if I hurt you?
    Understand that I need to
    Wish that I had other choices
    than to harm the one I love
    What have you done now!

    I know I'd better stop trying
    You know that there's no denying
    I won't show mercy on you now
    I know, should stop believing
    I know, there's no retrieving
    It's over now, what have you done?

    What have you done now!
    I, I've been waiting for someone like you
    But now you are slipping away... oh
    Why, why does fate make us suffer?
    There's a curse between us, between me and you
    What have you done! What have you done!
    What have you done! What have you done!
    What have you done now!
    What have you done! What have you done!
    What have you done! What have you done!

    Would you mind if I killed you?
    Would you mind if I tried to?
    Cause you have turned into my worst enemy
    You carry hate that I don't feel
    It's over now
    What have you done?

    What have you done now!
    I, I've been waiting for someone like you
    But now you are slipping away... oh
    Why, why does fate make us suffer?
    There's a curse between us, between me and you
    What have you done! What have you done!
    What have you done! What have you done!
    What have you done now!
    What have you done! What have you done!
    What have you done! What have you done!

    What have you done now, what have you done?...

    I will not fall, won't let it go
    We will be free when it ends


    I, I've been waiting for someone like you
    But now you are slipping away... oh
    Why, why does fate make us suffer?
    There's a curse between us, between me and you
    I, I've been waiting for someone like you
    But now you are slipping away... oh
    Why, why does fate make us suffer?
    There's a curse between us, between me and you"

    I think that the song talks about someone not wanting to hurt the one they love. He/she has no choice because the person has hurt them for the last time. They will not show mercy on them because it is for their own good. The person then hates the lover for rejecting them, but the lover doesn't hate them. They are meant for each other but they can't be together when there are problems like this in a relationship.
    AkashaFaeAngelon July 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is Within Temptations first single off of "The Heart of Everything." Its an awesome song!
    FlyleafLoveron January 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my relationship with my dad a bit. He was never there for me as a kid, and the part "i've been waiting for someone like you|But now you are slipping away", its just the way i feel. He's finally started coming back into my life which is what I wanted as a child, but he's slipping away and coming back when he wants to.

    The Part "would you mind if I killed you?|Would you mind if I tried to?", that's how I feel right now. He really has become my worst enemy, and I do sometimes wish that I could just kill him because of all the hurt he's caused me.

    "I wont fall" - I won't cry infront of you and let you see my pain
    "We'll be free when it's over" - I might be able to respect you as a father once you get over yourself

    I've been thinking of a way to try and tell him, and now I think I've found the perfect song.

    P.S: Sorry if this comment seems insignificant, but is says 'what does this song mean to you?' and I'm off school today because of something he said yesterday to me so I had to rant somewhere.

    Ciao!!
    Ur_Lil_Danceron April 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of Romeo and Juliet's situation, specifically the lyrics:

    "Why, Why does fate make us suffer?
    There's a curse between us
    Between me and you"

    Their families have out a "curse" between them, as in their feud, so Romeo and Juliet aren't supposed to be together.
    Just what I thought.
    ceruleanstarxon March 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song , i Love it...
    aghanaseron March 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEn conclusión, estando fuera de una relación conflictiva y autodestructiva, la canción resume una dependencia tremenda hacia alguien; la angustia y desesperación que siente el dependiente, se puede reflejar de esta forma, con deseos de privar de la libertad, la vida (¿Te molestaría si te matara? "Would you mind if I killed you?"/ ¿Te molestaría si lo intentara? "Would you mind if I tried to") y los pensamientos de la otra persona, el egoísmo juega esas trampas.
    Si falta madurez, aparecen preguntas que atormentan la mente de quien la padece: ¿Qué has hecho? (What have you done?).

    In conclusion, outside of a conflictual and self-destructive relationship, the song sums up a tremendous dependence to someone; the dependent person felts anguish and despair felt, that may be reflected in this way; the dependent person has a desire to deprivate of liberty, of life ("Would you mind if I kill you?" / "Would you mind if I tried to") and of the other person's thoughts; selfishness plays these tricks.
    If you lack maturity, are questions that haunt the mind of the sufferer; one of them is: What have you done?
    Hongus21on November 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMight I also mention the vocals of Keith Caputo make this song with the heavenly vocals of Sharon.
    FlyleafLoveron January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentye, song rox. Caputo really adds very nicely to the song !!
    demiseon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentْGreat song
    P30on January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHANKYOU Justanothereject, I've been looking for these lyrics everywhere! This song reminds me so much of an ex... he dumped me in favour for someone else, and then two months later decides I was better for him, and wanted me back. Yeah, right! He broke my heart once, he's not getting the chance to do it again.
    I absoloutley love it, can't wait till April, I'm going to see them at Bristol Carling Academy!
    But what does this song mean to Within Temptation? Does anyone know?
    sparkly-pink-fairyon January 31, 2007   Link

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