I can't fight this feeling any longer
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow
What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show

I tell myself that I can't hold out forever
I said there is no reason for my fear
Cause I feel so secure when we're together
You give my life direction
You make everything so clear


And even as I wonder
I'm keeping you in sight
You're a candle in the window
On a cold, dark winter's night
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
It's time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crashing through your door
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you
I've been running round in circles in my mind
And it always seems that I'm following you, girl
Cause you take me to the places that alone I'd never find

And even as I wander I'm keeping you in sight
You're a candle in the window on a cold, dark winter's night
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
It's time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever


Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crushing through your door
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore.


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  • +2
    My OpinionI have to disagree with the majority. I think it is about a guy who has found the girl he knows he could be with the rest of his life, but seems to be caught up in the search for the bbd. He's fighting an internal battle with his feelings, afraid to say out loud what his heart is screaming, the fear of commitment has been leading the way, but it's time to bring the ship into the shore and throw away the oars forever.
    shana112on January 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song talks about how he has feelings for a girl friend of his...but being that they're friends he's kept it hidden. Now he's wondering why he's kept it inside this whole time and decides to tell her how he feels.
    hoser24on October 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsome songs dont need explanation. i believe this is one of those...
    fletch7883on April 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about not being able to let go of a feeling you know that you have to (its actually a depessing song if you think about it)
    McShineon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about admitting your true feelings, about letting go and loving someone openly; you have loved them for so long now, but were scared to do anything about it, but you just can't stop it anymore
    Chamigaon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's all about the friendship. i have something similar going on. basically, he has a friend, and this friend is also someone he wants to be with. he's afraid to tell her because we all know what happens when a guy tells a girl he wants her and they are freidns. very different than what happens when a girl tells a guy. we deal with it better, don't know why, but we do. a girl might freak out, and he doesn't want to have that happen, so he lets it eat him inside, all the while not knowing that she might like him too, even if the thought has never crossed her mind. so finally it builds up into this huge thing and he tells her.
    fastfingerzon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the best love songs of all time,
    yeah, he can't fight the feeling no more, and has to express it, too bad it never ever always turns out how you want it too when you DO eventually tell her.
    deludedon October 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentor him, if you're like that
    classicsfanon February 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup, this is a song about a guy who's been friends with this girl for a while now. He's starting to get feelings for her, but afraid to say anything in fear of losing her.

    I can relate to this song, as I'm dealing with this issue at the moment.
    Coronaboyon March 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo Words: Stalker Song

    If you follow the song from start to finish, it's the escalation of an person who becomes obsessed with someone who wants only to be friends, probably casual friends or even just a workplace acquaintance. He follows her relentlessly ("even as I wander; I'm keeping you in sight" "And it always seems that I'm following you, girl; 'Cause you take me to the places that alone I'd never find") and cumulates into an attack on her ("come crashing through your door; Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore").

    Other parts of the song ("life has been such a whirlwind" "running round in circles in my mind") describe the deteriorating state of mind that he's in that push him to the brink.
    BC Cable Guyon May 10, 2007   Link

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