"Overcome" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
You sure you want to be with me? I've nothing to give.
Won't lie and say this loving's best
Leave us in emotional peace (Hell is an emotional place)
Mm, take a walk take a rest, a taste of rest (taste sadness)
Don't want to be on top of your list,
Phenomenally and properly kissed
We overcome in 60 seconds with the strength we have together.
But for now, emotional ties they stay severed.
And where there's trust there'll be treats
When we funk we'll hear beats,
Karmacoma

You and her walking through the suburbs
No, not exactly lovers
You're a couple, specially when you're body's double.
Duplicate and then you wait
For the next Kuwait (uwait).
Karmacoma.
Jamaica Aroma (Jamaica In Roma), Karmacoma.

You sure you want to be with me? I've nothing to give.
Won't lie and say this loving's best
Leave us in emotional peace (Hell is an emotional place)
Mm, take a walk take a rest, a taste of rest (taste sadness)
Don't want to be on top of your list,
Phenomenally and properly kissed
We overcome in 60 seconds with the strength we have together.
But for now, emotional ties they stay severed.
And where there's trust there'll be treats
When we funk we'll hear beats,
Karmacoma


Lyrics submitted by nicole, edited by darkktur

"Overcome" as written by Siobhan Maire Deirdre Fahey Marcella Levy

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, MUSIC SALES CORPORATION

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  • +2
    My InterpretationRe-wording, in my opinion:

    You sure you want to be exclusive with me?
    I'm not a player in it just for hot sex
    I won't lie and say I'm the best lay out of all the girls you shag
    Let's just forget the sex and work on our emotional relationship
    Go think about something other than sex - namely, me.

    I don't want to be the best out of many (I want to be the only one)
    I don't want to be the number 1 girl who's kissed out of lust instead of love
    If we give in to our bodily desires we'll undo all of the emotional progress in sixty seconds
    But for now, you can't seem to do that so I'm not going to get involved
    And when you can handle trust (and a proper relationship) we'll have sex
    And it'll be mind-blowing

    Karmacoma etc

    You and any other girl can "be together" but it's not a true relationship
    You're only a couple when you're having sex
    Go ahead and "duplicate"(could mean having an oops baby or just the emotional/relationship consequences in general of sex)
    but that kind of relationship will be a disaster (like Kuwait) in the end
    apeirophobiaon April 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe clearly says "when we FUCK we'll hear beats"... clearly.
    bengt12on January 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe does say funk!
    tigersroamfreeon March 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love tricky's beats ... but that's off topic.

    "not exactly lovers, you're a couple, 'specially when your bodies double" - the relationship is all sex but they seem to always try to overcome the emotional aspect of their relationship; they both don't want to feel like they have a "monopoly" on the other person.
    browsacookiemonstaon February 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am really not sure what this means but to me it sounds like the girl is totally into him but trying to play it cool because she knows he is a player. She is alluding to the idea that if he would stop sleeping around she might be with him again ( he will get treats and hear beats). She reminds him that their sex is amazing but she doesn't want to be one of many, even if she is on top of his list. She won't give him anything unless he changes (which we all know he won't). When she says leave us in emotional peace maybe it means she has his kid too? Just a wild stab. This song is so sexy and dreamy. Her voice is gorgeous.
    Kelly20on December 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...the distinctness of Tricky's and Martina's voice gives the song a really sensual vibe. Martina's voice is great. The rhythm is also really mellow and the "karmacoma" chant adds to the sensuality. I was given a massage while listening to this song and the whole sensation was almost exotic like. This entire record is awesome for "getting in the mood."
    AdrenalineKittenon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost of the lyrics in this song are taken from Tricky's rap in Massive Attack's "Karmacoma".
    molofanon January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen a relationship is intoxicating and strange because it's just arguing and sex.

    i don't know how i should know this lol.

    but the words are saying that things are better when there's trust and till then they should breathe.

    definetly. she doesn't say 'funk'. i thought that was a cool line. music and emotion in one thing.
    tigersroamfreeon February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe does.
    sobertillnoonon July 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think she meant it to sound as if it were both words, funk and fuck, like equating sex to a kind of dance between two people
    browsacookiemonstaon February 08, 2009   Link

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