There are two of us talking in circles
And one of us who wants to leave
In a world created for only us
An empty cage that has no key
Don't you know we're working with flesh and blood
Carving out of jealousy
Crawling into each other it's smothering
Every little part of me
What kind of love is this that keeps me
Hanging on
Despite everything it's doing to me
What is this love that keeps me coming
Back for more
When it will only end in misery
I know too many people unhappy
In a life from which they'd love to flee
Watching others get everything offered
They're wanton for discovery
Oh my brother my sister my mother
You're loosing your identity
Can't you see that it's you in the window
Shining with intensity
What kind of love is this that keeps me
Hanging on
Despite everything it's doing to me
What is this love that keeps me coming
Back for more
When it will only end in misery



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"Circle" as written by Sarah Mclachlan

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    General Comment:omfg! this song just got to me! :(
    Chelseaon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I saw SM in Worcester MA and she sang this song. She indicated it was the saddest, most depressing song she ever wrote (words to that effect). Then sang a new song about her new husband/family - which was just the opposite (upbeat, happy). She looked great and happy.

    This song is about reality (to me). To coin the words from the Gin Blossoms: "Some rides don't have much of a finish".

    "what is this love that keeps me coming
    back for more
    when it will only end in misery"
    islandboyon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Seems it's about dysfunctional families who make each other miserable.
    Letmeinon May 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This song basically has the same meaning as Kelly Clarkson's song "Addicted", she wants to end the relationship, but at the same time, the person she is with keeps her coming back for more, and she can't resist him.
    Surfacingon October 16, 2009   Link

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