I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that's true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life
You go in shadows
You'll come apart and you'll go black
Some kind of night into your darkness
Colors your eyes with what's not there.
Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew

A stranger's light comes on slowly
A stranger's heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew
I think it's strange you never knew


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Fade Into You (mazzy Star Cover) song meanings
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    General Commentsomebody please tell me what this song is talkin about! i like it but i wanna know!
    P Loon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i think i like this version better than the original. not quite sure y..
    xxxDARKIRISxxxon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love FS's cover of this song, BRandin sings it with so much emotion and I find myself listening to it on drives in the night time.
    Trainwreckon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI also like this song so much better than the original. I agree with Trainwreck-- When Brandin sings this song, it is very emotional... it's one of my favorite songs by flickerstick.
    mazda3grlon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are most widely interpreted as a bittersweet story of falling in love with someone that is slightly damaged and incapable of living up to expectations. Hope Sandoval hauntingly sings of trying to connect with her partner on both an emotional and physical level; until, she begins to realize that this person can't give back. They aren't quite positioned where they need to be in life. You can hear the disappointment and heartbreak in the way she sings her lyrics.

    She has in many ways given herself to whomever she sings to. They have become everything to her and she's lost herself in the process. She's faded into him and has discovered that she's slightly damaged as a result.



    The verse ``I think it's strange you never knew'' seems to suggest that this person hasn't even noticed Hope's heartache or her true feelings because their soul is damaged, their world may be dark, and they're self-centered and lacking a certain depth. It's as if this person fails to realize that the couple aren't the same two people they once were. He never noticed that she's morphed into something to appease him rather than something true to herself.
    crissy8123on October 09, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionThe first line is the most powerful to me. When she sings, "I want to hold the hand inside you", i understood it as in she wants to have that person emotionally. Not hold the physical hand, but have a hold on their feelings.

    This song is mostly about a relationship that is not connecting emotionally.
    ginamar85on May 23, 2013   Link

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