"Overpowered" as written by Paul Seiji Dolby, Mike Patto and Roisin Murphy....
When I think that I'm over you
I'm overpowered

Your data, my data
The chromosomes match
Exact as in matter
A matter of fact

These amaranth feelings
A cognitive state
Need the love object
To reciprocate

When I think that I'm over you
I'm overpowered
It's long overdue
I'm overpowered

When I think that I'm over you
I'm overpowered
It's long overdue
But I'm overpowered

As science struggles on
To try to explain
Oxy-toxins flowing
Ever into my brain

As science struggles on
To try to explain
Oxy-toxins flowing
Ever into my brain

A chemical reason
If reason's your game
A chemical needing
Is there in the brain

With pre-programmed meanings
Like a little more pep
Alien feelings
We have to accept

When I think that I'm over you
I'm overpowered
It's long overdue
I'm overpowered

When I think that I'm over you
I'm overpowered
It's long overdue
I'm overpowered

As science struggles on
To try to explain
Oxy-toxins flowing
Ever into my brain

As science struggles on
To try to explain
Oxy-toxins flowing
Ever into my brain

I'm overpowered


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"Overpowered" as written by Paul Seiji Dolby Mike Patto

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  • +2
    General CommentOr it could be, y'know, a playful response to the claim that love is just a series of chemical reactions and electrical impulses in your brain.
    AlgernonMabuson June 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRoisin is a great vocalist. She is a chameleon so thats why shes so appelaing as an
    artist ot me.
    Thia007on November 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this song! It's on her Myspace, and I play it constantly! It's so funky, and electronic sounding!
    magnolia27on June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes reference to recent discovery that homosexuality is a genetic/scientific characteristic that humans are born with.

    "A chemical reason
    If reason's your game
    A chemical needing
    Is there in the brain

    With preprogrammed leanings
    Like a little more pep
    Alien feelings
    We have to accept"
    - is probably the clearest and less crypic passage of the lyrics to highlight this.

    the chorus makes reference (possibly) to a character in this story, who is only recently coming to terms with thier sexuality. perhaps a gay fling has occured (see verse 1) and the character is finding it hard to repress their homosexual feelings, hence being Overpowered by them.

    thoughts?
    vivy_ison May 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove is not just a chemical process, that what roisin wanted to say. And this theory that this song is about being gay is also interesting.
    Anyway, I just wanted to inform you that on one site lyrics go like this:
    ''You're dating my daughter
    The chromosomes match''
    - isn't this funny?
    Sava007on July 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfurther to my previous comment, i dare argue that:
    "your data my data
    the chromosomes match"
    would be another refrence to the chemistry of homosexuality, in that, "our gay chromosomes match"?? ahhhh... eh?

    "when i think that i'm over you, i'm overpowered, it's long overdue, i'm overpowered". classic case of homosexual repression...

    the references go on and on. so so clear to me what this song is about


    also, i think its "with pre-programmed leanings"
    vivy_ison September 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's overpowered opposed to the illusion of being "in love" , a chemical needing, like the amfetamine substance (pep) does act in the brain. The illusion of real unconditional love...
    Infinite8on March 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI used to think that the character in the song had (inappropriate) feelings for a family member, like a cousin.

    'Your data my data
    The chromosomes match'

    She might have had a crush on that person when she was a child/teenager, and is surprised that she still feels the same way.

    'When I think that I'm over you
    I'm overpowered'

    Usually pheromones prevent us from falling in love with a family member, but it's not impossible.

    'As science struggles on to try to explain
    Oxytoxins flowing ever into my brain'

    Comments?
    stepqueenon March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a great relationship that really was meant to be according to the singer. And she just can't get over the fact that it is over. She just wants him back. She tries to explain it to herself (science) to get a grip on her feelings but her thoughts are swiped away every time by feelings of love. Or love-hurt actually. She wanted to have his babies (oxytocin), but she can't and so these feelings change in oxy-toxins, they hurt. It's long overdue, it became an obsession as in PTSS.
    Great 303. Can listen to this song forever.
    Toine2013on April 13, 2013   Link

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