"Wishful Thinking" as written by and Cocker....
When I was with this girl last night
She held me tight; it turned me on
The moon was dark and those clothes were tight
Her perfume strong; it turned me on
Fleeting moments touched in the night
Then so strong but banished by the light
Her presence gone, memories remain
Of how she kissed and turned me on
Now there's this love inside of me

I've got this love
Inside of me
And I still have dull aching pain
Desire to reach and touch you once again
Distractions cannot sate the need
It grows once more, it grows once more

I've got this love inside of me
I've got this love inside of me
I've got this love inside of me
I've got this love inside of me
I have this pain inside of me

Why can't you see?
Why can't you see?
I'm stranded here with no way home
Please rescue me, oh won't you rescue me?

I've got this love inside of me
I've got this love inside of me
I've got this love inside of me
I've got this love inside of me.


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"Wishful Thinking" as written by Jarvis Cocker

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    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented on this one... I think the song is pretty straight forward; this man has an intimate night with a woman and develops very strong feelings for her but for one reason or another the feelings don't seem mutual. He has a "dull aching pain" for her and wants her to come around again but by the last verse it's obvious that he'll probably never see her again; she isn't heeding to any of his calls and he has to deal with the love inside of him.

    Beautiful song =)
    silentquietsnowon July 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about him lusting after a woman he was with once, but not being in love with her. The love he is singing about is more like sexual desire than tender feelings for her as a person. He got hooked on this woman & now he's sexually frustrated (like so many Pulp songs!).
    voodoodollyon May 30, 2013   Link

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