"Perfume" as written by Sia Furler and Chris Braide....
Do I imagine it, or do I see your stare
Is there still longing there?
Oh I hate myself, and I feel crazy
Such a classic tale
Current girl friend, ex girlfriend, I'm trying to be cool
Am I being paranoid, am I seeing things?
Am I just insecure?

I want to believe
It's just you and me
Sometimes it feels like there's three
Of us in here baby

So I, wait for you to call
And I try to act natural
Have you been thinking 'bout her about me
And while I wait
I put on my perfume, yeah I want it all over you
I'm gonna mark my territory

I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells my perfume
I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells my perfume
I hide it well, hope you can tell but I hope she smells my perfume
I hide it well, hope you can tell but I hope she smells my perfume

I wanna fill the room, when she's in it with you
Please don't forget me
Do I imagine it, or catch these moments
I know you got history

But I'm your girlfriend, now I'm your girlfriend
Trying to be cool
I hope I'm paranoid, that I'm just seeing things
That I'm just insecure

I want to believe
It's just you and me
Sometimes it feels like there's three
Of us in here baby

So I, wait for you to call
And I try to act natural
Have you been thinking 'bout her, about me
And while I wait
I put on my perfume, yeah I want it all over you
I'm gonna mark my territory

So I, wait for you to call
And I try to act natural
Have you been thinking 'bout her, about me
And while I wait
I put on my perfume, yeah I want it all over you
I'm gonna mark my territory

I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells my perfume
I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells my perfume
I hide it well, hope you can tell but I hope she smells my perfume
I hide it well, hope you can tell but I hope she smells my perfume


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"Perfume" as written by Sia Kate Furler Christopher Braide

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  • +2
    Song MeaningHe is cheating on his wife/spouse with her, and she wants him all to herself. She is jealous and cunning. "I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells my perfume," She won't say anything, but is hoping that the perfume will be her subtle way of telling the secret about their affair. Love this song
    xxleenahon December 01, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationShe's insecure about herself. So she thinks a lover is cheating on her when in reality he's not but she sets up all the scenarios in her mind and plays them over and over and tells herself they're real.
    ladyxgagaon November 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about her being paranoid in her relationship because her boyfriend is communicating with his ex. She wants to "mark her territory" to show that's he's taken. So she sprays perfume all over the place and all
    goeslikethison November 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning*She has this fantasy of being with him
    xxleenahon December 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTrying to think outside of the box here and steering away from the image of a poor and desperate girl, I think this song is more about the woman's feelings of being replaced by somebody she considers a downgrade from who she is. She also wants to keep cool about it by masking her threats toward the replacement (and not making it public) in hopes of keeping her place (ex: a queen vs. a mistress, or girlfriend vs. rebound) instead of downgrading herself (ex: girl fight, girl drama, or anything that turns a man off).
    iSnowhiteon December 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me I feel as though you're getting two perspectives here... It sounds like the first half of the song is sung by the feelings of the ex girlfriend who's still in love with him...(current girlfriend , ex girlfriend trying to be cool) And the other half is by his current girlfriend who's wondering about what's going on between them two..(current girlfriend but now I'm your girlfriend )
    jonathan11on March 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI interpret this as the singer being the exgirlfriend of a man in a relationship and her fear that he is still in love with his current girlfriend. She will not tell the girlfriend because then the man will be upset and she will be out of the picture, but she hopes the girlfriend finds out so she can have him to herself.
    karen11763on June 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow ironic Britney singing about her being the mistress in an affair, and then she breaks up with David because of alleged 'cheating' rumours...
    IfUSeekAmyon October 13, 2014   Link

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