"Words" as written by Darren Hayes and Stuart Brawley....
Gimme a taste of what's to come
Give me a medicine
Teach me a lesson, maybe I deserve to know
Cut me down to size and paralyze me
With the contents of your pretty little head

Gimme somewhere else to go
Give me one thing
Tell me something I don't really need to know
I am so afraid of breaking what we made
It is delicate and lovely
But it's a weight above me

And your words are like weapons
But you'll keep them inside
They cut like a knife
And you keep it together
Those feelings inside
There's nowhere to hide but away from me
And I just wanna listen to your words

I'd like to step into your world
Show me a secret
I promise to keep it safe and sheltered from the storm
I would cross the great divide that keeps me swimming
Treading water from your shore

Now I wanna coax you from your hell
Into an alley, the hidden valley
Where the truth can surely spill
I wanna take the weight that drags you to the ground
Spare this treasure that I found

But your words are like weapons
But you'll keep them inside
They cut like a knife
And you keep it together
Those feelings inside
There's nowhere to hide but away from me
And I just wanna listen

There's a lock, someone's stolen the key
They took it away from me
Somewhere that no one can read ya
I see a bible
I see a bible in your eyes
All those codes and hidden meanings
Full of metaphor
and something for the faithless in me

But your words are like weapons
But you'll keep them inside
They cut like a knife
And you keep it together
Those feelings inside
There's nowhere to hide
And your words are like weapons
But you'll keep them inside
They cut like a knife
And you keep it together
Those feelings inside
There's nowhere to hide but away from me
And I just wanna listen to your words


Lyrics submitted by DjLf, edited by AJConley

"Words" as written by Stuart Brawley Darren Hayes

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    General CommentI cannot believe that no one has commented on this song!
    I really don't know what I make of this song, but I think it's just so beautifully composed and sung with such emotion. Darren is AMAZING.
    screamtherapyon July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgreed, this is such a beautiful song.

    My interpretation is that this song is aimed at someone Darren's very close with, but she's very reserved, always being careful to say the right things. He's asking her to be more open and candid with him, even if it means that she says some things that are hurtful - words like weapons.

    He's afraid of damaging their friendship ("this delicate thing we've made"), but at the same time he feels that the fear and existing relationship are holding them back from truly communicating ("weight above").
    Polemarchon July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, since Darren Hayes is gay, I think it's written to his lover - some of the lyrics are too intimate for friendship. Nonetheless, Darren has a talent and a gift for lyrics - he never uses filler and has the ability to make lyrics relatable to most people. You can see either a friendship or a relationship depending on what you a going the at the time. That's the beauty of art.

    I do feel the first verse is a little bitter though - 'pretty little head' sounds like a catty remark
    mrmarionetteon January 20, 2014   Link

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