Breathe on me...
Breathe on me...
Breathe on me...
Breathe on me...

A stranger's face that I have never seen
but on photographs
but on tv screens
Your songs of romance ringing in my ear
You are all I see
You are all I hear
Your eyes met mine
Just one split second and I knew tonight
Yes you can be my solitary man
I’ll be your girl named Joy
Yes I’ll be all you need and more

Breathe on me, breathe on me
Light my way, bring me back to life
Breathe on me, breathe on me
Fill me up, make me feel alive
My heart is black my soul is bleeding
Give me something to believe in
Breathe on me

Breathe on me...
Breathe on me...
Breathe on me...
Breathe on me...

Trying to stay cool as I’m approaching you
hitching up my skirt
as I start to flirt
My nervous is breathing when I’m close to you
I can’t help but being
breathless over you
Who needs the stars
You are my only star tonight
Who needs the moon
When you are my loverman
Until the bitter end
I’ll do all I can and more


And call me the wild rose...


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  • +1
    Song FactQuite surprised nobody commented on this song yet.
    This song is obviously about singer songwriter Nick Cave.
    He has a song from Murder Ballads that is named Song of Joy. Hence the first part refers to it: "I’ll be your girl named Joy". Not sure why she wants to be Joy in the first place, because the narrator of Song of Joy kills this woman named Joy.

    The second reference I see is Loverman. "When you are my loverman
    Until the bitter end". This again is a song by Cave with the same title: Loverman. Also covered by various other bands.

    The "And call me the wild rose" is a reference to another Murder Ballad track done by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds together with Kylie Minogue.
    Where The Wild Roses Grow.
    But also there, the victim who's refered to as 'the wild rose' is killed again by 'Cave'.
    moenbaseon October 29, 2016   Link

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