I saw you dancin' out the ocean
Runnin' fast along the sand
A spirit born of earth and water
Fire flyin' from your hands

In the instant that you love someone
In the second that the hammer hits
Reality runs up your spine
And the pieces finally fit

And all I ever needed was the one
Like freedom fields where wild horses run
When stars collide like you and I
No shadows block the sun
You're all I've ever needed
Baby you're the one

There are caravans we follow
Drunken nights in dark hotels
When chances breathe between the silence
Where sex and love no longer gel

For each man in his time is Cain
Until he walks along the beach
And sees his future in the water
A long lost heart within his reach

And all I ever needed was the one
Like freedom fields where wild horses run
When stars collide like you and I
No shadows block the sun
You're all I've ever needed
Baby you're the one

And all I ever needed and was the one
Like freedom fields where wild horses run
When stars collide like you and I
No shadows block the sun
You're all I've ever needed
Baby you're the one

All I ever needed was the one
Like freedom fields where wild horses run
When stars collide like you and I
No shadows block the sun
You're all I've ever needed
Baby you're the one


Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by PDXGuy96

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    My OpinionNice comments, I think there are a few more "adult" themes here that are being overlooked. "In the instant that you love someone, in the second that the hammer hits, reality runs up your spine" - I have always thought they were talking about orgasm here. Maybe I just have a dirty mind but it makes sense, after that "instant" is over, you suddenly see things a lot differently and maybe some things that seemed extrememely important just a few "instants" ago no longer do.

    Also the stanza about the drunken nights in dark hotels is just basically talking about having meaningless sex with no emotional connection. He is contrasting that with the experience of being truly in love.
    acirvinon August 31, 2010   Link

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