She was wise beyond all others.
On the island she was my lover.
We went wild and it almost killed me, I was blind.
But for thirteen days of sun and her I thought I'd never die.

I couldn't get tired, although I should have been sleeping.
For the first time I wasn't hard of feeling.
And at night, while the others were dreaming, we went wild.
We'd go running through the temples and the forests of the isle.
For thirteen of those sleepless nights I thought I'd never die.

I don't know what the hell it was that gave us so much life. On the island we went wild, we never closed our eyes. Don't know where she's gone or what she's done to who since then. She loved me right into the ground. I won't go wild again.

I thought good times could last forever.
Long nights and perfect weather.
I tried to never say never, but I was wrong.
The wildness of those days couldn't last for long.
I woke up on the beach one day and found that she had gone.
The rains had come, there was no sun, I felt so deadly tired.
After thirteen days of loving her I felt like I could die.
We went wiiiild.


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    My InterpretationBased on the lyrics this song paints the story of a young man who is recalling a time in his life that led to him vowing never to fall in love again. A story about a man who traveled to a small Island with a group of people for 2 weeks (13 nights). While on the trip he met a girl whom he fell in love with. I believe the phrase "we went wild" is a representation of that feeling. After all wild things are free in almost every sense of the word.

    Anyway this young man thought he had girls figured out (she was wise beyond others) or maybe she made a great intellectual impression on him or wise in the sense that he fell for and she played and left him.
    Obviously, she was a very fun person and what he thought they felt for each other kept them both very alive. Then one day unannounced she just up and disappeared. Just when he thought he had met the perfect girl.

    Her departure was so devastating that it was if he died (she loved me into the ground). The feeling is that his world had gone dark and cold. Kinda how it is when we die. (The rains had come, there was no sun, I felt so deadly tired.
    After thirteen days of loving her I felt like I could die.)
    So, all of a sudden this guy who felt like he could never die due to that awesome feeling of being in love now feels like he can't live again.

    Personally, I think the order of the 3rd verse and the 4th verse should be switched around. The 3rd verse is saying that because of how everything happen he won't fall in love again (won't go wild again).
    ualberton November 18, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWhat i love from this song is it so familiar. Once or another we have this kinda situation when we think we are in a relationship, but we are not. We are just like really enjoy it until when it comes to end, we realized that the feeling stay and we got bumped very bad beacuse its end. This song capture very well that feeling. That feeling when you meet stranger but you felt like you really know her/him for a long time and you two just got clicked all along in a new place. This maybe wrong, but iam indonesian, and i assume the isle that their talkin about in this song were bali. Since i recognized two balinese legong dancers in their ep cover. Beside, the atsmosphere of this song were so bali-ish; perfect weather, dating on the temples, get lost in the forest, party party party, lack of sleep, and end up spending alone after sunset nap in a shore at the end of a trip. Well, what happen in bali, stays in bali, darling.
    sekarepepution May 17, 2014   Link

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