"Dissolved Girl" as written by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles, Sarah J. Hawley and Matt Schwartz....
Shame, such a shame
I think I kind of lost myself again
Day, yesterday
Really should be leaving but I stay

Say, say my name
I need a little love to ease the pain
I need a little love to ease the pain
It's easy to remember when it came

'Cause it feels like I've been
I've been here before
You are not my savior
But I still don't go

Feels like something
That I've done before
I could fake it
But I still want more

Fade, made the fade
Passion's overrated anyway
Say, say my name
I need a little love to ease the pain
I need a little love to ease the pain
It's easy to remember when it came

'Cause it feels like I've been
I've been here before
You are not my savior
But I still don't go, oh

I feel like something
That I've done before
I could fake it
But I still want more, oh


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"Dissolved Girl" as written by Grantley Marshall Robert Del Naja

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  • +12
    Song MeaningI don't think this song is necessary about sex, my impression is a bit different.

    'Cause it feels like I've been
    I've been here before
    You are not my savior
    But I still don't go

    To me, this part of the lyrics is the most important one. She's unhappy and depressed and she's trying fill that void by being in a relationship. It works, but after a while she starts to lose herself again, as said in the beginning of the song, and she dissolves. Eventually, she recognizes that her partner isn't the one who can save her, but she still doesn't go. This is a thing I've learned over the years -- if you can't make yourself happy, no one can. Just my 2 cents.
    besatton February 03, 2011   Link
  • +6
    My InterpretationFantastic, and very powerful song...

    I think the song is about relationship in which is spark/honeymoon has passed. She is painfully aware of the fact that the relationship is no longer fulfilling, but continues to hold on (rather than leave), because it still provides some feelings of comfort. She "needs a little love to ease the pain", but the love and the pain and inexorably related. So she thinks back to the past, when the love was more fulfilling ("It's easy to remember when it came"), but is painfully aware that this does not suffice ("I could fake it but I still want more").

    I am a man, but have felt similar to what is being described. It is a difficult place to be in. Sex and other forms of intimacy provide an escape, but ultimately lead deeper into obsessive, addictive, destructive behavior.

    We all long to be loved, and getting a taste of it feels so good, that you don't want to let go of it, even when you know it's gone (dissolved).
    Epiphany2000on January 09, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song is great. I think its about a girl who gives herself to people even though she knows they dont care. As if she is searching for true love in the men she has sex with and not finding it.
    ReneaAlbyon August 29, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis girl has given herself to so many people she has "kind of lost [herself] again." I think this is where the title plays in. When something like sugar is dissolved in a drink, you can not see it anymore. She is sugar, the men a drink. Between all her relationships, she is unable to find herself, and has become nothing but a culmination of all her encounters.
    kryssimarieon February 15, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentEverybody's opinion sounds valid but to me this song is about a girl who searches to fill some sort of void by seeking out love and relationships. Of course the relationships do not contain a real form of love but they try to force it because they still think somehow the relationship will complete them. Many girls lose themselves in relationships and end up feeling even more empty when all is said and done. To me this song is about a girl who clearly has established a pattern and keeps finding herself in relationships that she puts a lot of emphasis on because she feels like love is what she needs to make her happy. This seems to be the part of her that deep down knows it's wrong and that she should leave, but outwardly she still tries to keep it together and even pretends she is happier and better off than she is (denial is a powerful tool). Maybe I see it this way because like others have mentioned above, I was the girl I discussed above. But girls, it is possible to break patterns. The first step is being able to recognize destructive behavior. Best of luck to you all.
    Niconomiconon October 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentfavourite song on this album.
    she's depressed, and even though she realizes that shes trying to replace the happiness with love, and looking in the wrong places for it, and opening up to anybody who gives her attention because she thinks it will make her happy, she just keeps doing it.
    kind of reminds me of somebody.
    grayed_rainbowon January 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, once again about love causing the ultimate hurt.

    The song that plays on Neo's headphones in the opening scene in the Matrix
    nesson April 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentInterestingly, in the Matrix, while Neo searches for Morpheus, you hear the part "Feels like I've been, I've been here before, You are not my saviour, but I still don't go, feels like something, that I've done before". Which is mysteriously fitting to the matrix' story.

    Furthermore I can't decide whether it's about, sex, drugs or some general form of addiction/dependence.
    Germon June 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my fav Massive Attack songs. If feel it's about a girl who knows the love she is getting is a lie but she keeps coming back to them hoping it will change. Even tho she know's it never will.

    "'Cause it feels like I've been
    I've been here before
    You are not my savior
    But I still don't go"
    dissolved_girlon October 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti personally like to think of this song as 'intertia creeps pt. 2' . When you really think about the lyrics, it's basically the same story told from the female's point of view. Both of them seem to be about staying in relationships just for the sex. Plus, they almost come one after another on the cd, so that helps them compliment each other a little bit more, combined with the segue from exchange. They're basically just one long story.
    applesandvodkaon July 23, 2005   Link

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