"The Weakness In Me" as written by and Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading....
I'm not the sort of person who falls
In and quickly out of love
But to you I gave my affection
Right from the start

I have a lover who loves me:
How could I break such a heart?
Yet still you gained my attention

Why do you come here
When you know I've got troubles enough?
Why do you call me
When you know I can't answer the phone?

Make me lie, when I don't want to
And make someone else some kind of an unknowin' fool
You make me stare, when I should not
Are you so strong or is all the weakness in me?

Why do you come here
And pretend to be just passing by?
But I need to see you,
And I mean to hold you
Tightly

Feeling guilty, worried,
Waking from tormented sleep
This old love has me bound
But this new love cuts deep

If I choose now, I'll lose out
One of you has to fall
But I need you, and you

Why do you come here
When you know I've got troubles enough?
Why do you call me
When you know I can't answer the phone?

Make me lie, when I don't want to
And make someone else some kind of an unknowin' fool
You make me stare, when I should not
Are you so strong or is all the weakness in me?

Why do you come here
And pretend to be just passing by?
But I need to see you,
And I mean to hold you
Tightly


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"The Weakness in Me" as written by Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading

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    General CommentJoan Armatrading is a lesbian...so it's probably about two different chics Ashleigh....except that she usually writes about other people's lives and not her own. Anyway, "posers"....this song was written probably before you could walk. It was released in 1983 on her album "Track Record". On vinyl
    mntnchicon April 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree that this is an excellent song and it is from an excellent movie (10 things I hate about you)
    posers_suckon June 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe alredy has a relationship but shes having an affair and shes always drawn to the affair but shes guilty for hurting the person who loves her... well thats how i see it
    mornzzzon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits about being in a long term relationship, but being tempted by a new boy and feeling guilty because you love the one you're with. shes asking him questions

    "I'm not the sort of person who falls in and quickly out of love
    But to you, I give my affection, right from the start.
    I have a lover who loves me - how could I break such a heart?
    Yet still you get my attention."
    meaning i'm not normally the sort of person who 'window shops' other guys, but to this one i was drawn to from the start. i'm feeling guilty because i;m in a relationship, but still i cant take my mind off you.


    "Why do you come here, when you know I've got troubles enough?
    Why do you call me, when you know I can't answer the phone?
    And make me lie when I don't want to,
    And make someone else some kind of an unknowing fool?
    Make me stay when I should not?
    If you're so strong then resolve the weakness in me.
    Why do you come here, and pretend to be just passing by?
    I need to see you - I need to hold you - tightly."
    shes trying to blanme him for making her like hjim back bbecause he calls her etc etc, but the lat line shows this is all her trying to deny it to herself because deep down she needs to have him.

    "Feeling guilty,
    And I'm worried, and I'm waking from a tormented sleep
    'Cause this old love, you know it has me bound,
    But this new love cuts so deep.
    If I choose now, I'm bound to lose out;
    One of you is gonna have to fall...
    I need you, baby."
    meaning its worrying her and she can;t get it off her mind, she has been in love with her boyfriend for a long time, but this new lust is powerful. she knows she cannot go on like this, and has to choose between them, and the final line i think shows how something new and dangerous andexciting can be so tempting, rather than something old and reliable.

    basically, its a take of love and lust, and how despite being in love and loved back, sometimes lust can be incredibly over powering, its something to do with the new ex itement of it. (i read somehwere its just a natural thing, its the way we are made!)
    this song means a lot to me because i was sent it by a boy.... and i was the new thing. a year on i still love him even though we knew nothing could happen.
    little_miss_failureon January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcellent song
    Katydidon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sticks out because the voice is so.... different.
    alice palaceon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... it kinda makes me think of the way someone else would say stuff to me... which kinda screws with my head a bit... damn...
    ragnorokon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song... it kinda makes me think of the way someone else would say stuff to me... which kinda screws with my head a bit... damn...
    ragnorokon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdont know exactly what this means, but i loev it, and it makes me think of what someone might be saying to me,... hmmm
    ragnorokon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah, the entire track record album is really good. this song is one of my favorites.
    sssairuhon June 23, 2004   Link

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