"U Want Me 2" as written by Sarah Mclachlan and Pierre Marchand....
You walk on by
Clueless and so high
Following your aimless path away from us
You're so far away
And what can I say
Cause I can't be the one you wanted me to be

So tell me how do you feel
It's so confusing
If you let it all go, it'll fall apart
Do you want me to stay and say I still want you
You want me too, don't you?

So what are we saying
Our Eden's a failure
A made-up story to fit the picture-perfect world
The one with "I do"s
and I love you
And we are made for each other
Is forever over now?


I hope there's forgiveness
In the distance between us
Can we make what lies ahead of us a better place to be?


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"U Want Me 2" as written by Sarah Mclachlan Pierre Marchand

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  • +2
    General CommentI think that's why she titled the song "U Want Me 2" - to be deliberately ambiguous. But I think she meant "You want me to".
    mathnmusicon April 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never really noticed that, but the first piano line is a perfect match, and the second only the mildest variation at the end. I'm surprised I had never noticed it until now.

    The reason I wanted to post was a recent observation that fascinates me about the lyrics of this song. I realized it has a perfectly haunting double-entendre (I think I'm using the properly for this context). There are two meanings with the same lyrics.

    This site post the lines as follows:

    "Do you want me to stay and say I still want you?
    You want me too, don't you?"

    That's how I always heard it when the song first came out. But traveling a few weeks ago it suddenly occurred to me that there is a different interpretation just as valid. In fact, some sites actually list the words like this:

    "Do you want me to stay and say I still want you?
    You want me to, don't you?"

    As in, "you want me to stay and say I still want you, don't you?"

    It's subtle, but the interpretation of the song can be very different depending on how you interpret the lyrics. In the first, the person is much the victim, plaintively hoping their lover still wants them. But the second interpretation is a bit more cutting, or at least blunt. There could even be a hint, given all the other lyrics, that the person is tired of the games, implying they aren't going to stay and live the charade anymore. Perhaps they are not, in fact, going to stay and pretend anymore.

    It's just a profound, but subtle shift. I think it could be on purpose, hence the purposeful "U want me 2" nomenclature of the song title.

    I thing it adds a really nice complexity to the song. Very creative.

    whitewolfbcon December 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHas anybody else noticed the strong similarity of this song's piano to the piano in "Mad World" by Gary Jules?
    WinterOnyxon November 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI never noticed that but yeah it is similar. And what a creepy (but brilliant rendition of the original)song that is.

    And this song is brilliant too.
    heat84on May 08, 2010   Link

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