"Wicked Games" as written by and Chris Isaak....
The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
I'd never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you
I'd never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No I don't want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
No I don't want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you
With you (this girl is only gonna break your heart)

What a wicked game you played to make me feel this way
What a wicked thing to do to let me dream of you
What a wicked thing to say you never felt this way
What a wicked thing to do to make me dream of you

And I don't want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
No I don't want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
I'd never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you
I'd never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No I don't want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
No I don't want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you (this girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you (this girl is only gonna break your heart)

No I...(this girl is only gonna break your heart)
(This girl is only gonna break your heart)

Nobody loves no one


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"Wicked Game" as written by Chris Isaak

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  • +7
    General CommentYou people kill me! It's great that you think this is the sexiest song ever...blah blah blah! The whole point of all of this is to give your thoughts on what the meaning of the song is. This web site is called SONG MEANINGS....not howitmademefeel.com.

    The meaning of this song....in my opinion is....he was lured in by this beautiful woman who turned his whole world upside down and realized even though he couldn't help himself he never should have fallen for her and her " wicked game". She strung him along making him believe that he is what she wanted, then she did a complete 360 and told him she did not want him...hence the line, "What a wicked thing to say, you never felt this way." So she lured him in, he fell for her, and she was just stringing him along. She made him believe that she would be his everything and after being hurt he claims his last line, "nobody loves no one" meaning everyone is only out for themselves. It's not about being a couple and building together anymore, it's about what can you do for me? And once they are done getting what they want, they leave to find bigger and better things leaving you with all of this love for that person and nothing but heartache in return. And when this song was released, it was way before it's time. That is a song that should have been released for the year 2000, people are more greedier and selfish now than when this song was released!!

    My life story....I would be Chris Isaac in this song! BLAH!!!!
    Christy32080on July 21, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI also think that he says "No, I wanna fall in love with you". The "don't" is never heard and thus there is a very different meaning. He might want to fall in love but he is incompatible to do so. He doesn't want to have sex or any casual relationship with no real feelings so he says "No" to the partner, "I want to fall in love with you" giving out his inner desire to develop feelings as he might be tired of this senseless sex desire.
    Pithikoson May 03, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe wicked game is the struggle to maintain your composure while falling totally in love. The game is how you're supposed to be the strong one and she just levels you with her eyes and floors you with her kiss. My wicked game is finally starting to fall in love with the one who used to love me. Timing is everything. I never dreamed that I knew someone like you bon bon.
    beaton July 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe 'wicked game' is to make someone want/desire someone so badly, yet they can't have that person.
    wanda_dewitton April 10, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've always found this song very haunting. There's something so searing about the opening moments-musically-
    and his voice is such a lovely combination of sensuality and vulnerability. Although there is definately
    a steamy quality to the song, I don't interpret it as describing an exclusively physical longing- I think it
    describes well the struggle to not make yourself vulnerable to a person or situation that logically you know,
    for whatever reason, will ultimately lead to hurt, no matter how alluring it seems at the time, while already
    having emotionally landed in a place where you can't really back out without accruing some sort of damage.
    It is a horrible, exhilarating place to be...you want to tell the person to go away, only to avoid the hurt, but
    you can't, and you already know-somehow- you will regret it in the end. Theres something interesting about the
    way the lyrics play with time frame- the chorus sounds very urgent, very "in the now"-in terms of his emotional
    state, although the rest of the lyrics seem to be reflecting back on something in the past, kind of adds to the
    overall theme of conflicting emotions, and the emotional tension they cause. The "nobody loves noone" or whatever
    to that effect he says at the end is just the saddest- in the end, even the most vivid, urgent love can end up
    feeling so hollow, so wrung dry of all it's mystery, compassion, and sexuality- and make you wonder if it's
    ultimately just about what feels gratifying at the moment, reguardless of long term damage. So raw and sad.
    csuzanneon March 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti had heard this song a million times before, but the words never rang as true as they do now...i agree with the last guy that this song is about catching feelings for someone who is just playing the game and not really looking for a serious relationship, and knowing this you still feel like that person is the one for you...and then you get burned "What a wicked game to play
    To make me feel this way
    What a wicked thing to do
    To let me dream of you
    What a wicked thing to say
    You never felt this way
    What a wicked thing you do
    To make me dream of you"
    Also, the version by HIM is absolutely horrible. The Lights Of Euphoria version is good but it bothers me that he says " no one CAN save me but you" instead of could but whatever...Great Song
    It All Fades Awayon October 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it seems like he is falling in love with someone, but he really doesn't want to. this girl seems to be the only one who is having an affect on him, shes the only one who could save him, but he knows that she doesn't love him - the love he has for her going to break his heart.
    _something_pretty_on October 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so erotic even though it is about unrequited love. He's fallen bad for her and she knows it and she's leading him on and he's only realising it but he doesn't care. he's hurt and he doesn't want to still love her but he's so desperate for her that he can't help himself. so tragic but so real xxxx
    rocheyon November 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about unrequited love. the guy/ girl loves someone they can't have but want so badly it's painful

    "World was on fire, no one could save me but you
    It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
    I'd never dreamed that I'd need somebody like you
    No, I'd never dreamed that I'd need somebody like you
    No, I don't wanna fall in love"

    The person who is in love is also angry at the object of their afeection cos they feel it is their fault that they are in love with them. I think it is a loveeeeeeely song and very true to life.
    bethiebeee6on November 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI used to listen to this song all the time but never thought I would be stupid enough to feel it, until today. :(
    Crimsonlightson January 09, 2008   Link

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