"She wants" as written by and Joseph Patrick Mount....
She sleeps her soul
So soft and trim
Arranging papers
Around the bed
And if she's dreaming deep tonight
I lie with her by reading light
A glass of water by her side
I'm gone in hopes of getting tired

I call her shots
'Til you wake up
Count every second
On every clock
It's getting late
Yeah that I know
The hours come
The hours go

Then twitching lips
And twitching arms
And there you're lying
Your make up on them
Oh, girl if you're dreaming deep tonight
I'll lie with you by reading light
A glass of water by your side
I'm gone in hopes of getting tired

I call her shots
'Til you wake up
Count every second
On every clock
It's getting late
Yeah that I know
The hours come

The hours come
The hours come
The hours come
The hours come
The hours come
The hours come
The hours come
The hours come
The hours come


Lyrics submitted by grischkaja008, edited by tyleha

"She Wants" as written by Joseph Patrick Mount

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  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionShe sleeps so soft
    So soft I tread
    Arranging papers
    Around the bed
    And if she's dreaming deep tonight
    I'll lie with her by reading light
    A glass of water by her side
    And gone are hopes of getting tired

    I'll call the shots
    'till you wake up
    Count every second
    On every clock
    It's getting late
    Yeah that I know
    The hours come
    The hours go

    Then twitching lips
    And twitching arms
    And there you're lying
    Your make up on
    And girl if you're dreaming deep tonight
    I'll lie with you by reading light
    A glass of water by your side
    And gone are hopes of getting tired

    I'll call the shots
    'till you wake up
    Count every second
    On every clock
    It's getting late
    Yeah that I know
    The hours come
    The hours go

    I'll call the shots
    'till you wake up
    Count every second
    On every clock
    It's getting late
    Yeah that I know
    The hours come
    The hours come

    The hours come (x 16)
    Protoboaton July 15, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is directly from an interview with Joseph Mount, the lead singer:

    DD: What's the story behind 'She Wants'?
    Joseph Mount: It's about being up late worrying about things whilst your other half is sleeping soundly and probably having wonderful dreams.
    yadayada27on February 11, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI thinkl the below comments are quite a shallow way of viewing this song. That is only what it appears to be on the surface. The girl is someone in a generally bad place. She's sleeping, dreaming, not in reality. Maybe having troubled times or some kind of mental illness. And he'll "call the shots" till she gets back to the real world
    DarksestStaron December 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFirst off - the lyrics (at the time of posting) are completely wrong. Protoboat nailed them in their comment, though.

    Reading the verse from those lyrics, it sounds like a fairly straightforward song. A man enters a bedroom where a ladyfriend is already sleeping. He tiptoes into bed, trying not to wake her. But can't fall asleep and so lays next to her with a reading light on, watching the clock.

    And that could be it. This could just be a song about a man watching his girlfriend sleep. But...the chorus.

    There's an air of urgency and stress ("count every second on every clock"). She isn't sleeping peacfully in bed, she's twitching and jerking, a fitful sleep. It sounds more like he's taking care of her than joining her in bed. Think about the line "I'll call the shots, till you wake up." All of a sudden, the purpose and tone of the song changed for me. She's not sleeping - she's "dreaming" - she's out of it. Maybe a coma. She might be in the hospital where he's her legal guardian ("arranging papers around the bed", "I'll call the shots, till you wake up"). And on this night, when her coma slips into powerful dreaming, it causes her to twitch and jerk, so he crawls into bed next to her to try and comfort her. But there's no way in hell he'd be able to fall asleep now, not with her in that kind of condition ("gone are hopes of getting tired") so he just lays there with the reading light on, counting the seconds, waiting, waiting, waiting ("the hours come, the hours go").
    tylehaon February 07, 2015   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationIt's titled she wants because the "she" is a little ho or maybe his girlfriend hes annoyed with and in this song she is trying to seduce the singer. She is really drunk and he's down but she just over did it, and he knows it would be wrong, and he's not down for date rape. So he's asserting his authority by rejecting her advances and taking care of her drunk ass, and letting her sleep in his bed, but he's staying up 'by reading light' as in he's not touching her at all, but he has left her water and is just waiting for her to wake up so she can either leave or they can do it fo realize. But for now he's given up hope of 'getting tired' as in having sex for tonight. Just saying.
    YoGoRogueon October 06, 2012   Link
  • -2
    My Opinionkinda sounds like he's talking about date rape, but I assume not because who just writes a song about date raping someone
    ljam2on March 12, 2012   Link

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