You gave me all your love in one day
You gave it all and almost faded away
Well I'm gonna take this sad unread issue
In my arms tonight
Looking at hospitals Victorian
Feeling as helpless as the Elephant Man
Wish you were here
To chain you up without shame
In my arms tonight

So if you should feel a bit out of place
This vision not unlike a shooting star
I have embraced
Cause

You gave me all your love in one day
You gave it all and almost faded away
Well I'm gonna take this sad unread issue
In my arms tonight
Looking at hospitals Victorian
Feeling as helpless as the Elephant Man
Wish you were here
To chain you up without shame
In my arms tonight

I ain't a soft and saccharine wannabe
Still I pray to God
This song will end happily
So I offer you a place to rest
And forget yourself
In my arms tonight


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    General CommentThis is such a nice song..I think it's about him trying to tie someone he loves to him because this person is fading or about to die, which the lines about helplessness and hospitals kind of imply. The poetic lines are so sad.."I ain't a soft and saccharine wannabe
    Still I pray to God, this song will end happily."

    Who's the Elephant Man by the way?
    stoppretendingon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo answer stoppretending's question, the Elephant Man (Real name Joseph Merrick) lived during the late 19th century and had a severe physical deformity that made him an outcast, but overcame it and became very well respected in London society. He died very young, I think he was in his late twenties.

    About the song: I love it. I think it's about being with someone who has so many problems, and even though you know you can't take them all away, you can make it better just for a little while.
    lila_mon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how someone who he really feels for but the relationship started off very sexual right away and now it's fading and he wants to try and keep it going.
    spweasleon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Rufus himself, this song is about a junkie that he fell in love with and had a one night stand with. Years later, the junkie killed himself.
    jodyinwonderlandon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think Rufus also said that "Baby" is about the same person.
    lila_mon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's one of my favourites.
    tamzinroseon August 18, 2005   Link

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