"Desperate" as written by Desmond Child, Andreas Michael Carlsson, Alexander Petrow Rethwisch and Konstantin Rethwisch....
Desperate...desperate...

You're reachin' out
And no one hears your cry
You're freakin' out again
'Cause all your fears remind you
Another dream has come undone
You feel so small and lost
Like you're the only one
You wanna scream
'Cause you're desperate

You want somebody, just anybody
To lay their hands on your soul tonight
You want a reason to keep believin'
That some day you're gonna see the light...

You're in the dark
There's no one left to call
And sleep's you're only friend
But even sleep can't hide you
From all those tears and all the pain
And all the days you waste pushin' them away
It's your life; it's time you face it

You want somebody, just anybody
To lay their hands on your soul tonight
You want a reason to keep believin'
That some day you're gonna see the light...
'Cause you're desperate, desperate
'Cause you're desperate now...

You know the things have gotta change
You can't go back, you find a way
And day by day, you start to come alive

You want somebody, just anybody
To bring some peace to your soul tonight
You want a reason to keep believin'
That some day you're gonna see the light...

You want somebody, just anybody
To lay their hands on your soul tonight
You want a reason to keep believin'
That some day you're gonna see the light...
'Cause you're desperate, desperate
'Cause you're desperate tonight
Oh, desperate... So desperate tonight
Tonight...

Desperate, desperate...


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"Desperate" as written by Andreas Michael Carlsson Desmond Child

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    General CommentWow, I'm surprised nobody's commented on this song. It's one of my favorite on the album, probably because I knwo the feeling.
    To me he's talking about odviously dealing with something, wether it be depression, or just something else that really effected him. But he wants someone to be there to listen to and comfort him, but there's nobody there. Sleep is his only chance for relief, but even that is failing him.
    MissingKeyToMyHearton January 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm assuming he wrote the lyrics? If that's the case, I think this is a religious song. I'm a mormon like David, and this sounds a lot like a talk one would hear in church or something the missionaries would say to an investigator. The only difference is there is no mention of God as the "peace to your soul". So IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, so please don't get offended if I say this, it sounds like he is speaking to the people who aren't members of the church who feel lost and without hope. It's his little way of doing missionary work. But he can't mention God, Christ, or the church in the song because some people get mad when people do that sort of thing.
    smkndofpnutdssrton August 23, 2009   Link

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