Now I don't want to make this hard
But I don't want to make you stay
Don't wanna be the one who's got to watch you walk away
And maybe we can make it better
Start out once again
Do you even care whether if it works or if it ends

So I'll wait for an answer

I'll need another love affair to hold me down
I need somebody there to be around
I'll need another love affair to hold me down
I need somebody there to be around

It's not like I don't know
What you really need
I just wish that in this situation it was me
So shut up, shut up
I know what you're saying
And it's breakin' in my heart
I'm tryin' to pick up the pieces
And put ‘em back before it falls apart

So I'll wait for an answer

I'll need another love affair to hold me down
I need somebody there to be around
I'll need another love affair to hold me down
I need somebody there to be around

And I don't love you more than anyone, my dear
But I need you more than anyone round here
And I'd love to say that, say that you love me
But that ain't enough
We tried so hard

And I don't love you more than anyone, my dear
But I need you more than anyone round here
And I'd love to say that, say that you love me
But that ain't enough
We already tried so hard

So I have got to find myself
Another love affair to hold me down
I need somebody there to be around
I'll need another love affair to hold me down
I need somebody there to be around

I'll need another love affair to hold me down
I need somebody there to be around
I'll need an-n-n-n-nother love affair to hold me down
I need somebody there to be around


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    General CommentI think this song is essentially about the end of a relationship, but with a fair amount of complications, mainly in the form of emotions.

    First verse:
    He's acknowledging the fact that the other person doesn't really care about the relationship anymore, but he still does, and although he's not going to force them to stay, he really, really wants them to. He considers starting over and trying to fix things, but knows it's not going to work because they just seem disinterested. So he puts a proposition forward ("So I'll wait for an answer")

    Chorus:
    He's decided to leave and find someone else for a while, either to make them jealous or to try and move on himself, He tries to pass it off as just "another love affair", like it doesn't mean anything to him, which it may well not, but then he admits that he needs someone to be with him, whether physically or emotionally, and this shows how vulnerable and desperate he feels.

    Second verse;
    He knows that his partner needs time alone or to be with someone else, but he wishes that wasn't the case and wants it to be him that they need. Then this person appears to attempt to break up with him, but he doesn't want to hear it because he's still in love with them. ("Shut up, shut up, I know what you're saying") However, he hates feeling this dependent on them and tries to hold himself together so that when the break up eventually happens, he can be alright and not seem so pathetically clingy. ("trying to pick up the pieces and put them back before it falls apart") So then he goes back to the idea of trying to make them jealous and hopes he can almost guilt trip them into not leaving him.

    Bridge:
    Here he comes to accept that their relationship will end, realising that maybe he doesn't love them as much as he initially thought, but despite this, still hates the idea of losing them - perhaps they've been around for so long he can't imagine a life without them. Then he realises that no matter what he tries, it won't work, so he should just give up. The line that confuses me is "I'd love to say that, say that you love me" because I think it either means that he'd love to tell them how dependent he is on them (the "that" being the previous lines) and then asks them to tell him that they love him. Or, it could just be a repetition of "say that" and he just wants to tell people that this person loves him, because he doesn't want to lose face or feel unwanted.

    End:
    The relationship is over, and he goes to find himself another love affair, whether he's looking for a meaningless fling or a serious relationship isn't particularly obvious, but it's his attempt to move on.

    Well, that's how I see it, anyway! Props to Darren for writing ANOTHER amazing song!
    littlemisschocoholicon January 01, 2013   Link

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