"Big Mistake" as written by Natalie Jane Imbruglia and Mark Goldenberg....
There's no sign on the gate
and there's mud on your face
Don't ya think it's time we re-investigate this situation?
Put some fruit on your plate
You've forgotten how it started.
Close your eyes
think of all the bubbles of love we made,
and you're down on your knees
it's too late.
Oh don't come crawlin'
and you lie by my feet.
what a big mistake.
I see you fallin'
got a buzz in my head
and my flowers are dead.
Can't figure out a way to rectify this situation.
I don't believe what you said
you forgotten how it started
Close your eyes
think of all the bubbles of love we made
and you're down on your knees
it's too late.
Oh don't come crawlin'
and you lie by my feet.
what a big mistake.
I see you fallin'
I could sting like a bee.
Careful how you treat me
baby I don't think I'll accept your sorry invitation.
Close the door as you leave
and you cry over me.
I can't wait.
I feel you stallin'
and you try to reach me.
What a big mistake.
I hear you calling.
(Chorus)


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"Big Mistake" as written by Natalie Imbruglia Mark Goldenberg

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    General CommentAbout a guy that hurt her, came crawling back, she doesn't want anything to do with him, though.
    missmeon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOddly enough, every time I hear this song I don't find the obvious meaning - Woman Scorned and so forth - but quite a bit of love. She is looking at someone who hurt her deeply, which couldn't have happened if she hadn't loved him deeply. He is obviously trying to win her back; failing to do so, yes, but he is making an honest effort. She talks about love, asks him to remember how it used to be... would she do that if it wasn't worth remembering?
    jaxravenon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWEll this is an EASY ONE..:-D Obviously she made a big mistake and had sex with some pig, now oventually she got an abortion, but she kicked him out n' is sayin dont focme back u were a big mistake, and u were bad :)
    KryStinANCheryLon July 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't see any abortion part of that song.
    kenbaon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, what abortion?
    festijunkon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentK, here's my interpretation. She's breaking up with a guy because he cheated on her or almost cheated on her. It's too late to beg for forgiveness. "You've forgotten how it started" refers to how they got together, possibly behind the back of another woman. Now she regrets it, sees it as a big mistake, once a cheater always a cheater. She's reminding him of what he's lost.
    kimberlyd86on May 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI pretty much agree with missme as the meaning.
    But this is like, the best Nat song EVER.
    I just got the Greatest hits CD and I totally forgot about this song until i was goin thru the CD. It's really really good.

    -hayles-
    hayles89on September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy would u cheat on her shes hot as
    GAVSTAAHon January 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthe cheatted on her and now he's regreat and on his knees apologizing so she is tellin him to remember how their love started, and to think about all the good moments they had but now theres nothing left.. she is not goint to forgive him.
    mariamsawanon October 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so underated i see it as a pretty dark song thats put to pop music and its amazing
    its about someone wanting you back they think of all the good times and try and remind you of them and your over it you have had it and you dont care they are nothing anymore you could be dark and nasty and you tell them that but really you just no longer feel anything but pity for them at how pathetic they are
    happyloveon January 18, 2013   Link

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