Out on this island
Far from the cage that most will know
Nothing was sacred
No other footprints in the snow
You took me down girl
Down to a place where I don't go
Now I hunger for you
Baby I hunger for you

The trace of you on my fingers
Laughs at the rain
Opiate angel
The jones in my vein
Something so desperate inside
Something I just can't explain
Baby I hunger for you
Baby I hunger for you

Holding on to something pure
Holding on to something pure

Out of this island
The wind in my soul is never still
This weathered asylum
Just can't keep out the chill
I'm scared that I'll find you
I'm scared even more I never will
Baby I hunger for you
Baby I hunger for you
I hunger


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    General CommentI don't know and can't find any information to discern what this song is actually about. "Opiate angel" sounds drug-related but that is rather more than likely a metaphor for what he feels this woman does to him. He describes desperation all throughout the song, and when he says, "I'm scared that I'll find you/I'm scared even more I never will" it makes me think he has grown addicted to the idea of loving her; that it's both sweet to long for and be with her--either could be equally good or bad for him. This reminds me, sadly, of an experience of my own. The song is refreshingly muted, downbeat and pensive. This is either my 2nd favorite Cross song along with, obviously, "Sailing." Can't believe I'm the only one to say something about this song so far; have a listen if you've never heard.
    iamchipdouglason September 26, 2007   Link

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