"Touch, Feel & Lose" as written by and David Rawlings Ryan Adams....
Knew I was never gonna talk to you tomorrow
And oh, the birds, how they sing
If you were a bird, could you sing me a song of sorrow?
'Cause all I know now from you is grief
But I never wanted to be your rolling train

I never wanted to be your dancin' shoes
I just wanted you to love me
I just wanted you to love me
Touch, feel and lose
And cry, cry, cry
(Cry, cry, cry)

I thought maybe I could be some kind of shelter
But oh, your storm how it raged
You know your kisses, they like lightnin' and thunder
And your smile is sweet and come down like rain

But I never wanted to be your rollin' train
I never wanted to be your dancin' shoes
I just wanted you to love me
I just wanted you to love me
Touch, feel and lose, honey, oh-oh, oh
And cry, cry, cry
And cry, cry, cry
And cry, cry, cry
And cry, cry, cry

I just wanted you to love me
I just wanted you to love me
Touch, feel and lose, honey
Cry, cry, cry
Cry, cry, cry
Cry, cry, cry
Cry, cry, cry


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"Touch, Feel & Lose" as written by Ryan Adams David Todd Rawlings

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    General CommentI could see Janis Joplin singing this.
    wildflowerfeveron August 28, 2012   Link
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    General Commentryan adams can write songs like no other. this is an awesome song about lost love.
    zippermagneton July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit is EUPHORIA when ryan sings "cry, cry, cry". it makes me want to break down and CRY.
    pomegranatesROCKon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit is EUPHORIA when ryan sings "cry, cry, cry". it makes me want to break down and CRY.
    pomegranatesROCKon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It reminds me about my love life. Its such pretty song.
    ReneaAlbyon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNot only are they great lyrics, but Ryan always seems to match the intonation of his voice perfectly to the tone of every song he sings (but i never wanted to be your...). It's no wonder he can't help but laugh at his detractors. I wish I was cool enough to hang out with him and Adam, but alas, I'd be like Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon 3...
    davidecoyoteon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI've never seen a Ryan Adams concert, but I saw a live performance clip of this song, and it was GREAT! Even better than the album version. He goes all crazy and starts singing like a preacher, I swear it'll blow your minds!
    See the clip:
    3voor12.vpro.nl/3voor12/groups/…
    Meyanon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love when he plays this song in jamaca and all the kids sing cry cry cry...he's soo amazing!!!!!
    ELECTRIKaveon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing clips of him playing! AMAZING!
    ELECTRIKaveon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentarchive.org/details/… - a great live version where at one point he replaces the words "and cry, cry, cry" by "meg whi-i-ite": would this song really be directed to her?

    anyway, sounds like ryan got hurt and he wishes he could've hurt her back.

    and btw, doesn't the fourth line say "'cause all i know now from you is grEED"?
    angelsflyon February 06, 2007   Link

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