He lit the fire in my heart,
And with the same flame burned my world down stark.
I gave him the whole entire thing.
At first he gently held it,
And then got bored and started carving.

Love, all one needs,
What I need is to try healing.
And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
We don't mix too well
Love flows like water;
I burn like oil.
And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.

A tiny pin prick came little spurts of blood.
A little trickle long enough can surely cause the flood.
But last night he sped the process.
He sliced it open then walked away and cut his losses.

Love, all one needs,
What I need is to try healing.
And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
We don't mix to well
Love flows like water;
I slip like oil.
And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.

So beautiful and capable of bringing me good news.
Now the enemy with knives and pins looking to bruise.
You fell out as quickly as you fell in.
You never fell at all.
I was just kidding.

Love, all one needs,
What I need is to try healing.
And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
We don't mix to well
Love flows like water;
I burn like oil.
And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.


Lyrics submitted by Maliejandra

Oil + Water song meanings
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    General CommentWater is essential to life. This girl is saying that this guy has hurt her so much, she has turned to oil and can never be with anyone else again because they won't mix. She's afraid to be hurt again and for now she'll focus on healing instead of love.
    Maliejandraon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenteh, I don't think these are the right lyrics, most of it's right but at some parts (if you read along with the song) it sounds different. Maybe it's just me. And there's a bit of the song missing... I'd send in the real lyrics but I don't know em.
    SongMeaningson May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I know. I got this version at got.to/… so if it's cut off, that is why.
    Maliejandraon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI got the longer version. Here are the rest of the lyrics!

    What I need is to try healing.
    And then make sure I never
    Fall back into that feeling.
    Love and I,
    Don't want another,
    Never truely loyal.
    It all mixed well.
    Love flows like water,
    I slip like oil.
    And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
    I notice now that I am oil and oilis all that I should think.
    So beautiful and capable of bringing me good news.
    Now the enemy with knives and pins looking to bruise.
    You fell out as quickly as you fell in.
    You never fell at all.
    I was just dreaming.
    Love all one needs,
    What I need is to try healing.
    And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
    Love and I,
    Don't want another,
    Never truely loyal.
    It all mixed well.
    Love flows like water,
    I burn like oil.
    And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
    I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.
    Maliejandraon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentalot of those lyrics are wrong. I have the cd and I took them straight from the book, and I've got this:

    He lit the fire in my heart,
    And with the same flame burned my world down, stark.
    I gave him the whole entire thing.
    At first he gently held it
    And then got bored and started carving.


    Love, all one needs, What I need is to try healing.
    And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
    Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
    we don't mix to well
    Love flows like water, I burn like oil
    Yet I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
    I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.


    A tiny pin prick came little spurts of blood.
    A little trickle long enough can surely cause the flood.
    But last night he sped the process.
    He sliced it open then walked away and cut his losses.


    Love, all one needs, What I need is to try healing.
    And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
    Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
    we don't mix to well
    Love flows like water, I slip like oil
    Yet I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
    I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.


    So beautiful and capable of bringing me good news.
    Now the enemy with knives and pins looking to bruise.
    You fell out as quickly as you fell in.
    You never fell at all.
    I was just kidding.


    Love, all one needs, What I need is to try healing.
    And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
    Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
    we don't mix to well
    Love flows like water, I burn like oil
    And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
    I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.

    greentheoryon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow, I really suck at this then.
    Maliejandraon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLOVE IT!!!
    wolf cubon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts about the lack of understanding between the shallow void ridden inhumans who ARE there reflecting, and a real human who misconseptedly fell in love with, has been playing his game with him.
    strawletteon July 25, 2008   Link

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