"I Have The Touch" as written by and Peter Gabriel....
The time I like is the rush hour, 'cos I like the rush
The pushing of the people, I like it all so much
Such a mass of motion, do not know where it goes
I move with the movement and ... I have the touch

I'm waiting for ignition, I'm looking for a spark
Any chance collision and I light up in the dark
There you stand before me, all that fur and all that hair
Oh, do I dare ... I have the touch

Only, only
Wanting contact
Only, only
I'm wanting contact
Only, only
I'm wanting contact with you
Shake those hands, shake those hands
Give me the thing I understand
Shake those hands, shake those hands
Shake hands, shake hands.

Any social occasion, hello, how do you do
All those introductions, I never miss my cue
So before a question, so before a doubt
My hand moves out and ... I have the touch

Only, only
Wanting contact
Only, only
I'm wanting contact
Only, only
I'm wanting contact with you
Shake those hands, shake those hands
Give me the thing I understand
Shake those hands, shake those hands
Shake those hands

Pull my chin, stroke my hair, scratch my nose, hug my knees
Try drink, food, cigarette, the tension will not ease
I tap my fingers, fold my arms, breathe in deep, cross my legs
Shrug my shoulders, stretch my back, but nothing seems to please

I need contact
I need contact
Nothing seems to please
I need contact
Tac-tacatac, tac-tacatac
I need contact
Nothing seems to please
I need contact
Tac-tacatac, tac-tacatac
I need contact
Ah, tac-tacatac
I need contact
Nothing seems to please
I need contact
I need contact.


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"I Have the Touch" as written by Peter Gabriel

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    General Commentthis song is confusing. It's like she needs her lover to touch her, but then whats up with the whole...shake those hands...part???I don't get it!! good song though. I like this better than the original.
    upstarton April 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is just about wanting her lover to touch her. "Only, only, wanting contact" Seems like she wants contact with other people. With any other people. She wants someone to reach out and make contact with her because she's alone? The only thing she really understands is human, physical contact.

    I can relate..
    zen_childon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentactually, i STRONGLY believe that this song is about the wiccan handshake which is done when you "SHAKE THOSE HANDS" and extend your index finger to their pulse point on their wrist... in which that time for an instant u can sorta implant a thought. and so it sounds to me like she wants to shake this guy's hand so she can tell him inadvertantly that she wants him and that maybe he wants her too.....
    benniegirl19on December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a Peter Gabriel cover.

    I think Heather Nova's verson is better thought. I belive it just simply about someone who just wants to be toucht...
    alice_in_wonderlandon October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that made me discover Heather Nova when I watched the Craft. I think it works with the movie because the main character is an insecure teenage girl who just wants to fit in and have friends and a nice boyfriend. I have the touch - I have the power to be yours if you'll notice me.
    davydaveon February 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSeems like she's loney. Probably lives in a big city where it is harder to make connections with people. She longs for human contact.
    sadgirlon July 09, 2010   Link

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