"Tattoo" as written by and Eriksen/dench/hermansen/ghost....
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh

No matter what you say about love,
I keep coming back for more,
Keep my head in the fire,
Sooner or later I get what I'm asking for
No matter what you say about life,
I learn every time I bleed the truth is a
Stranger soul is in danger
I gotta let my spirit be free, to
Admit that I'm wrong and then change my mind
Sorry but I have to move on and leave you behind

I can't waste time so give it a moment
I realize nothing's broken
No need to worry bout everything I done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don't look back got a new direction
I loved you once
Needed protection
You're still a part of everything I do
You're on my heart just like a tattoo
Just like a tattoo I'll always have you
I'll always have you
I'll always have you

I'm sick of playing all of these games
Its not bout taking sides
When I looked in the mirror,
It didn't deliver, it hurt enough to think that I could stop
Admit that I'm wrong and then change my mind
Sorry but I got to be strong and leave you behind

I can't waste time so give it a moment
I realize nothing's broken
No need to worry bout everything I done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don't look back got a new direction
I love you once
Needed protection
You're still a part of everything I do
You're on my heart just like a tattoo
Just like a tattoo
I'll always have you
I'll always have you
I'll always have you

If I live every moment,
Won't change any moment,
There's still a part of me in u
I will never regret you
Still the memory of you
Marks everything I do, oh

I can't waste time so give it a moment
I realize nothing's broken no need to worry bout everything I done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don't look back got a new direction
I loved you once
Needed protection
You're still a part of everything I do
You're in my heart just like a tattoo

I can't waste time so give it a moment
I realize nothing's broken no need to worry bout everything I done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don't look back got a new direction
I loved you once
Needed protection
You're still a part of everything I do
You're in my heart just like a tattoo

Just like a tattoo
I'll Always have you


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"Tattoo" as written by Amanda Ghost Mikkel Eriksen

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Commenteven though she loves him, bigger things in life are forcing her to leave him, but she still wants him to know she will never be able to forget or replace him and what he did for her. he has made an amazing impact in her life and has filled her heart with a spot that can never be removed , replaced, or forgotten. very touching song, but sadly it is often how life goes.
    deeptalkeron September 04, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment
    It's definitely about a person who hit an "emotional limit" in the relationship and wasn't "feeling it" anymore, for whatever reason. The vocals are catchy, and the lyrics are beautifully written.

    I agree with ^exeF on the message in a different way. It's a perfectly legit reason to break up with someone: she needs to be free to see for sure if the decision she made is the right or wrong one. However, this song is a horrible reason to stay broken up with someone you still love.

    If there's no connection anymore, that's fine. But if there IS, if you find that special person still being a part of everything you do, that you find yourself still missing them, and that you feel special when you see them again, don't wait! Love leaves you if you don't care for it.

    For those that put their heart and best intent into the relationship only to have the other person need to "figure it out", ^exeF is right, bust out Ne-Yo's "Go on Girl" :)
    Nyloon November 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow..
    this song really touches me.
    Currently I broke up with my ex-boyfriend I had been going out with for 7 months.
    He thought we were going to be together forever..
    but there was times when I was with him, when I felt held down, it's very hard to explain. But when we broke up I felt like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulder, and there are many times I miss him, and want to hug him and kiss him and tell him everythings okay, but I have to move on. I just want to let him know, he was a big part of my life, but I need to move on, and he's still "a part of everything I do."
    katkat3024on October 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti may be wrong, but what if its not a guy, but a child?

    i needed protection

    a condom

    i loved you once

    it could be the baby or the babys father.

    basically either she gave the baby up for adoption. or she got an abortion. idk it just popped into my head when looking at the lyrics
    sexystrubleon January 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about being with someone you love so much. eventually you leave them or they leave you and you can't help but think about the old memories and the love you shared. maybe you will get back together with them in the future, but for now, they'll will remain like a tattoo on your heart.
    heybuddyon June 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about a married woman ending a love affair. "I keep coming back for more, keep my hand in the fire sooner or later, I'll get what I'm asking for" She is married. She is in a secret relationship and if it continues she will eventually get caught, get burned, it will destroy her marriage, her family, her life. "the truth is a Stranger, soul is in danger, I gotta let my spirit be free, to Admit that I'm wrong and then change my mind, Sorry but I have to move on and leave you behind" She has been lying. She has been sinning. She realizes the mistake she's made. She realizes that her actions are wrong and that she must get her life back on the right track. She must move on and this her lover can not be a part of her life any longer. "I can't waste time so give it a moment
    I realize nothing's broken..." She can't continue the relationship a moment longer. But the relationship with her lover is perfect, wonderful, happy. They love each other and the breakup has nothing to do with the relationship and love between them. "I'm sick of playing all of these games, Its not bout taking sides, When I looked in the mirror, It didn't deliver, it hurt enough to think that I could stop, Admit that I'm wrong and then change my mind, Sorry but I got to be strong and leave you behind." She woke up one morning looked in the mirror and realized the mistake she'd made. She knew the relationship couldn't continue. She knew she was wrong. She knew that she needed to give her heart back to her husband. Breaking up with the man she's in love with and having an affair with is not easy. She needs to be strong and do the right thing. It will take strength to do the right thing and leave him behind because she truly loves him. "If I live every moment,Won't change any moment,There's still a part of me in you, I will never regret you, Still the memory of you, Marks everything I do" She had a great relationship with her lover. She is happy to have met him. She is happy for the special time they shared together. She will never regret meeting him, because he is a wonderful and special person. He has left a lasting impression on her life. "You're in my heart just like a tattoo." She loves him. He has left an everlasting mark on her heart. But she must move on. She must do the right thing and abruptly end the affair.
    qwerty1234on April 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsadly
    im going through this same exact thing
    and i thought what she was telling me was all an excuse

    then my sister showed me this song
    and it made me really understand everything

    and made me realize i have to move on as well
    as much as i dont want to
    daveyHORIZONon September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am listening to this song for the first time right now... it is beautiful!!!!! she has a beautiful voice... basically she is tellin this guy that he will be a part of her life always even if they arent together and she doesnt regret it... she has to keep moving forward but she will always love him and keep him in her heart even though she knows they cant be what they were
    lilcutie8806on September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard this song on the radio for the first time a few minutes ago in the car...
    And I automaticall said 'This is my song'
    xLysson October 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this song's amazing.
    totally my song :]
    shellsterrxoon October 02, 2007   Link

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