"energy" as written by Richard Preston Butler, Samuel J Watters, Louis John Biancaniello and Wayne Wilkins....
I wish I could rip out a page of my memory
Cause I put to much energy in him and me
Can't wait til I get through this phase
Cause it's killing me
To bad we can't re-write our own history

Such a mystery when he's here with me
It's hard to believe I'm still lonely
Chances fading now, patience running out
This ain't how it's supposed to be

I'm having nightmares
From sleeping with the enemy
How do we reverse the chemistry
I don't want us to be the end of me
This love is taking all of my energy
Energy, my energy
Taking all my energy
Energy, my energy
Taking all of (my energy)

Seems only like yesterday
Not even gravity
Could keep our feet
On the ground
When u go to me
How can two be as one
We've become to divided now
There's no use hiding from memory now
Such a mystery when he's here with me
It's hard to believe I'm still lonely
Chances fading now, patience running out
This ain't how it's supposed to be

I'm having nightmares
From sleeping with the enemy (Oh, yeah)
How do we reverse the chemistry
(We gotta re-)
I don't want us to be the end of me
This love is taking all of my energy
Energy, my energy
Taking all my energy (energy)
Energy (energy), my energy (energy)
Taking all of

Cause your taking all of my energy
I'm having nightmares
From sleeping with the enemy
We gotta reverse the chemistry
I don't want us to be the end of me
This love is taking all of my energy

I'm having nightmares
From sleeping with the enemy (oh)
We gotta reverse the chemistry (oh, oh)
I don't want us to be the end of me
This love
Is taking all of my energy (energy)
Energy (energy), my energy (oh)
Taking all my energy (oh-oh)
Energy, my energy (taking all of me)
Taking all of

Ya killing me
Ya taking all of me yeah, oh
This love is taking all of my energy


Lyrics submitted by countrysoul

"Energy" as written by Paul Richard Davis Shaun Ryder

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is totally about being love with someone that is killing you. My most recent relationship is this song completely. I put so much into us that it about killed me, you really do want to rip a page out of your memory, but mostly its about deciding when enough is enough and letting go.

    I love this song, and it has helped me stick to my decision about it being enough.
    ksnook3583on April 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe regrets ever being with him at times. But other times she wants to work it out. Its a struggle for her to choose leaving or staying...very rough internal conflict.
    Kerrviiion September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly crap the production on this song is amazing.

    Moving on to the song meaning:

    Sounds like she's in a relationship that's just too much for her to handle but she doesn't want to end it?

    Or it could be about sex, but that's a wildcard.

    hehe.
    SourBlueon July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like she has reached that point in the relationship where she needs decide if she really want a relationship with the person or if to move on. she comes to the conclusion that he's not the one. but the feelings are already there she cant just walk away. all the good stuff is over and the problems are just beging and good sex just wont cut it. he doesnt talk much therefor their problems cant be worked out "such a mystery when he's here wit me, it's hard to beliebe im still lonely".
    everything just gets worse but there is still a strong phisical connection between the two of them "i'm having nightmares i'm sleeping wit the enemy" she fighting to make it work because she cant let go "Reverse the chemisrty" but she knows she need to because it wont work.. "This love is takin all of my energy" the energy to make it work, energ to walk away, the energy to forget.
    It's dangerous because it could only end badly "i dont want us to be the end of me ". i dont want this relationship to affect how i feel about love in the future cause "this ain't how it suppose to be".... now thats deep
    pallyon July 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe's debating whether she should stay with her bf or break-up with him. part of her wants to stay because they have such a history together and were so in love "Seems only like yesterday, Not even gravity; Could keep your feet off the ground when you're with me" but there's a part of her that knows that her relationship has gotten so bad because she says it's "Such a mystery when he's here with me; It's hard to believe I'm still lonely". she feel empty and alone even though they're still together.

    she also mentions how she feels like she's sleeping with the enemy even though they're still sexual together. there's no connection/chemistry anymore.

    trying to make the relationship work is taking all of her energy. she keeps giving her bf chances and tries to salvage their relationship but they still have problems. "Chances fading now, patience running out; This ain't how its supposed to be".

    I love this song and can completely relate to it. I agree with Pally...very deep, but to the point.
    GTR57on August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm probably wrong, but when I listen to this song it seems as if she's singing about being in a relationship with someone abusive. Like she knows she should leave but theres that part of her that can't because she loves him.

    Like 'sleeping with the enemy'
    somesenseofsecurityon October 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Pally and GTR57 got it down.

    "I wish i could rip out a page of my memory
    Cuz i put to much energy in him and me
    Can't wait till i get through this phase
    Cuz its killing me
    To bad we can't re-write our own history"

    She doesn't want the memories she has & wishes it had been different. She puts a lot of her energy into the relationship, trying to make it work.

    "Such a mystery when hes here with me
    It's hard to believe I'm still lonely
    Chances fading now, patience running out
    This ain't how its supposed to be "

    Their relationship isn't going well. She feels lonely while in the relationship because her feelings are different. Chances to make things better just come and go. She loses patience trying to wait it out and hoping things will get better. This isn't how she wants her relationship to be

    "I'm having nightmares from sleeping with the enemy
    We gotta re-reverse the chemistry
    I don't want us to be the end of me
    This love is taking all of my energy
    Energy, My Energy
    Taking all my energy
    Energy, My Energy
    Taking all of (my energy)"

    When they have s-x, she doesn't feel it anymore and feels like he is just a stranger. She wants the chemistry they had together back. She doesn't want their relationship to ruin her.

    "Seems only like yesterday, Not even gravity
    Could keep your feet off the ground when u go to me
    How can two be as one
    We've become so divided now
    Theres no use hiding from my misery"

    She's reminiscing about the time in their relationship where they were in love and "floating" where "not even gravity could keep your feet off the ground." They used to be so in love with each other ("as one") and now they're not.
    tiltheendon November 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI.Love.This.Song. Everything about it is everything about I'm going through...loving someone and having a crazy on and off relationship but it's just taking up too much out of you, and you wonder if it's all really worth it. Her voice is amazing in this song-like she's really like, lost and exhausted from all the crap they both keep putting up with because they think there's something there. Lust, maybe, but no more love-at least not enough to keep them together-too much miscommunication for her to keep pretending she can do this. "There's no use hiding from my misery".

    Amazing song. And she looks gorgeous in the video
    frescacitaon November 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was "How did/do we reverse the chemistry" rather than "We gotta"
    dhastingson November 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I wish i could rip out a page of my memory
    Cuz i put to much energy in him and me
    Can't wait till i get through this phase
    Cuz its killing me
    To bad we can't re-write our own history"

    She wishes she wouldn't remember all she has done to make the relationship work because it still isn't working. She's giving too much energy & getting nothing in return... the phase she's talking about is that she keeps trying & trying when she knows things won't change. She feels sad because if things could have been somewhat different the relationship could have worked.

    "Such a mystery when hes here with me
    It's hard to believe I'm still lonely
    Chances fading now, patience running out
    This ain't how its supposed to be"

    By such a mystery when hes here with me she means that he is physically next to her but she doesn't know what he's thinking, not a clue. She feels alone because she can't talk to him. His chances to try to make the relationship work are fading away because he isn't doing anything and she's losing patience.

    "I'm having nightmares from sleeping with the enemy
    We gotta re-reverse the chemistry
    I don't want us to be the end of me
    This love is taking all of my energy
    Energy, My Energy
    Taking all my energy
    Energy, My Energy
    Taking all of (my energy)"

    In the relationship the guy always seems to be there physically and only physically. Sleeing with the enemy refers to that. They have sex but that's all it is because the problems are still there. She wants everything to be as good as it was in one point of the relationship.

    Everything else is pretty self explanatory.

    This is what I get from this song.

    xvalbbyon January 16, 2009   Link

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