"99" as written by and David Pirner....
99
I've been waiting so long
Oh, 99
Where did we go wrong
Oh, 99
I love you

99
I keep breaking your heart
Oh, 99
How can we be apart
Oh, 99
I love you

I never thought it would happen
I feel quite the same
I don't want to hurt you anymore
I never knew it would work out
No one to blame
You know I love you 99

99
You keep holding my hand
Oh, 99
They don't know who I am

99
I can't take it no more
Oh, 99
Oh we were so sure
Oh, 99
I love you


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"99" as written by David F Paich

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    General Commentit seems like a love song , but written during a time when people were starting to feel like a number . around the time the song " I feel like a number" came out . the guy is in love with 99 as in girl or friend #99 . side note , we have a local station on 99.1fm and they played this song long after it was popular , i guess because it says 99 a few times and cements it in your head to keep it on 99 fm .
    bigwillie51667on October 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI used to think this was about Agent 99 on the Get Smart TV show.
    DarkPooon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom songfacts.com:

    According to Toto's official web site, the song was inspired by George Lucas's film "THX1138". The film depicted a "utopian" society in which we were all numbers, not names. If you've seen the movie and seen the video for the song, you'd see the connection immediately.
    redskinsnuton July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow!! Somebody actually read my post on SongFacts!! I was checking out the site and was going to see if any one had the meaning right!!
    BrueCrew3on August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow!! Somebody actually read my post on SongFacts!! I was checking out the site and was going to see if any one had the meaning right!!
    BrueCrew3on August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn an old interview I read when the song was first out said that it was about the future when robots were our co-workers. 99 is a robot's number and it is a female and the singer is in lover with her. This fits perfectly with redskinsnut's comments. Of course, this could be far from the truth, but it kind of makes sense in a far out way. But I think that the future and robots may have been just the inspiration. I think the song has many meanings. I'm a songwriter and I do that alot in my songs. I will be inspired by a subject, but the song ends up having more than one meaning.

    Personally, I have always taken it to mean that this guy has been through so many lovers and that he is currently on his 99th lover, but, although she is the 99th, he thinks that she is the greatest and final lover. It's like he has never loved anyone before but her. The singer may be fooling himself as he always does when he is lover. Each new lover is THE love of his life. Don't we all know someone like that.
    Scifiboy2002on May 22, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song means that the guy has struck out so mant times before and this is the 99th woman he is going for and now on verge of striking out the 100th time
    HotTampaon January 24, 2012   Link

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