"What You Like" as written by and Darren Stanley/nowels Hayes....
I want to thank you my friend For making me feel worthwhile Sweeter than the honey of your lips and kindness in your smile hand in hand we float across the room Explosions deep inside Cheek to cheek, there's clouds under my feet There's only you and I

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU LIKE DOES THAT FEEL NICE GIVE ME A SIGN IF YOU LOVE IT I CAN DO IT AGAIN WE'VE GOT THE REST OF THE NIGHT TO GET IT RIGHT PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU LIKE IF THAT FEELS NICE GIVE ME A SIGN IF YOU LOVE IT I CAN DO IT AGAIN WE'VE GOT THE REST OF OUR LIVES TO GET IT RIGHT

Lookin' back on lonely nights Searching for love again I never knew my journey began And ended with you my friend Softer than your butterfly kisses And stronger than my desire I want to thank you my friend For making me feel alive

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU LIKE DOES THAT FEEL NICE GIVE ME A SIGN IF YOU LOVE IT I CAN DO IT AGAIN WE'VE GOT THE REST OF THE NIGHT TO GET IT RIGHT PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU LIKE IF THAT FEELS NICE GIVE ME A SIGN IF YOU LOVE IT I CAN DO IT AGAIN WE'VE GOT THE REST OF OUR LIVES TO GET IT RIGHT

I'll never mess it up again Won't let it slip like grains of sand Through careless fingertips because I'm a man who understands Though burned by the fire I can learn to feel the light again and listen I can hear your demands I know I can do it give me one more chance Baby here I am

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU LIKE DOES THAT FEEL NICE GIVE ME A SIGN IF YOU LOVE IT I CAN DO IT AGAIN WE'VE GOT THE REST OF THE NIGHT TO GET IT RIGHT PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU LIKE IF THAT FEELS NICE GIVE ME A SIGN IF YOU LOVE IT I CAN DO IT AGAIN WE'VE GOT THE REST OF OUR LIVES TO GET IT RIGHT

GIVE ME A SIGN IF YOU LOVE IT I CAN DO IT AGAIN WE'VE GOT THE REST OF OUR LIVES TO GET IT RIGHT


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"What You Like" as written by Darren Stanley Hayes Darren Hayes

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    General CommentI'm the ONLY one commenting? Really? This song brings to mind a picture of two old friends who have finally found each other once again. The line "we've got the rest of our lives to get it right" suggests that what they are trying to 'get right' is not only the obvious but also their lives and relationship in general.
    daz_spazon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was about a couple trying to figure out what the other one likes and enjoys (if you know what I mean) Great catchy chorus.
    linz_eon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my ALL time favorite Darren Hayes song EVER. I cannot imagine what this must have been like to be Darren's significant other at the time. I think it's really just a song about being in love. And being so truly in love in every sense of the word that all you want to do is please that person. You want to give them exactly what they want and what you feel they deserve. This song makes me want to cry and cry because it's so thoughtful and romantic. It is thought to be that typically men just want to satisfy their desires while having sex, but in this song, Darren really proves that he just wants to step back, learn exactly what his lover wants of him, and he just wants to please her again and again because he cares for her so much. I love it. I hope one day someone feels the same way towards me that Darren felt when he wrote this beautiful song.
    Misseveruson March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is delightful...I remember LOVING it.
    The way it's written is so naive yet powerful, especially when he says : "I'll never mess it up again, won't let it slip like grains of sand through careless fingertips, because I'm a man who understands, tough burned by the fire I can learn to feel the light again and listen, I can hear your demands I know I can do it, give me one more chance Baby here I am, oh..." Those lines just get me, talk about a guy that probably was wrong in the past but learned that this person was really worth anything, which is willing to give right now.
    This song used to fill me up with hope, it made me dream about the way I wanted love to be for me...just pleasing and give your all without hesitation. Even better if it was with my best friend at the time, who I always felt was too much for me and romanticized him in my head. Since this song talks about "I never knew my journey began and ended with you my friend", it made me smile to think that maybe eventually we would end up together again. We did, but it was nothing like this song! :(

    Like you, Miss, I'm just waiting for that kind of love to come to my life, when we are both ready to give and please the other. Sometimes I'm scared such a magical thing won't happen to me again (but healthy this time). But I guess I have to believe.
    Gabigson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt will happen for you girl! It will! Just be patient with me. I am also scared out of my mind that I'll never experience this with anyone. But, I can't dwell on that. I too, felt the same way about the journey beggining with a friend. As we've learned our situations are so similar. It gives me hope, but I don't want to be a fool any longer. I should face the facts, but pathetic hope keeps me thinking it might still happen. I cannot let go of him it seems, just like I cannot let go of this song.
    I also cannot express how much I love this song. It's my favorite song in the entire world. The other day after I wrote that little blurb, I put "Spin" in and listened to this song. I broke down completely and just cried for like a half an hour as I played it over and over. It was a mix of self-pity and a little hope. I dunno, I just hope things will turn around.
    This song is still the most beautiful thing I've ever heard in my life. We've mentioned before that we love how he reffers to his lover as his "friend". My favorite line is when he says "I'd do it all again, any time for my friend, please tell me!" I just LOVE that. Also when he says, "I wanna thank you my friend, for making me feel worthwhile/alive". Those lines get me every single time... it's unreal. The fact that he speaks to her as though she is the only person in the world, "there's only you and I..." and that she is his best friend as well as his lover and soul-mate. That is truly the epitome of love. Unreal!
    There are countless reasons why I can never get enough of this song.
    Misseveruson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOhh yes, I feel that. It continues striking me as well!. "I wanna thank you my friend, for making me feel worthwhile/alive": that's just wow...
    I didn't got that ad libs at the end, "I'd do it all again, any time for my friend, please tell me!", thanks!!.
    I know what you mean, you love the song but sometimes it keeps holding you back. I wish I didn't link songs with people and moments so much, because a lot of beloved melodies are stained by the way I was feeling back then; and I cannot listen to them unless I want to be taken back to the past or cry myself out.
    I cry a lot to Darren's songs, sometimes because of my memories and regrets, but also because of what I dream of and that looks out of reach so far, or because it's too good to be truth...like this one.

    It will happen for BOTH of us. Let's wait and see!! :p
    Gabigson March 11, 2006   Link

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