I'd rather be liberated, I find myself captivated
Stop doing what you, keep doing it too
I'd rather stay bold and lonely, I dream I'm your one and only
Stop doing what you keep doing it too

Things are getting strange, I'm starting to worry
This could be a case for mulder and scully
Things are getting strange, now I can't sleep alone

I'd rather be jumping ship, I find myself jumping straight in
Stop doing what you keep doing it too
Forever be dozy and dim, I wake myself thinking of him
Stop doing what you keep doing it too

Things are getting strange, I'm starting to worry
This could be a case for mulder and scully
Things are getting strange, now I can't sleep alone

Here, my bed is made for two and there's nothing I can do
So tell me something I don't know
If my head is full of you is there nothing I can do?
Must we all march in two by two by two?
And as for some happy ending, I'd rather stay single and thin
Stop doing what you keep doing to me

Things are getting strange, I'm starting to worry
This could be a case for mulder and scully
Things are getting strange, now I can't sleep alone here
Things are getting strange, I'm starting to worry
This could be a case for mulder and scully
Things are getting strange, now I can't sleep alone

So what have you got to say about that?
And what does someone do without love?
And what does someone do with love?
And what have you got to say about that?


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Mulder And Scully Lyrics as written by Cerys Elizabeth Phillips Matthews David Paul Jones

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    General CommentOnly one comment? This song is great.
    If anybody doesn't already know Mulder & Scully are the 2 FBI agents from the X-Files who investigate UFO's and other strange phenomena. The singer is saying that this situation (their relationship) is getting strange (like the weird shit that occurs on the X-Files)
    JeffKaos71on December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that she feels more for her partner then what he feels for her, she knows its wrong but cant help the way she feels.
    lordabortionon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think:
    shes in this relationship which she did not think of as being serious, until she starts falling in too deep for the guy. shes never been in love like this before, so shes confused as to what to do ("And what does someone do with love?")
    ExLoveron March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being in love with someone you don't want to be in love with, and you don't fully understand why you care about them.
    CalmGon July 23, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about a single woman in love with a married man who loves her back but can't leave his family, for kids or other reasons, so he is suppressing his feelings and avoids getting too close with her, causing her confusion and suffering because she can see his feelings.

    It's a cry of desperation, being trapped in this hopeless love, wanting to get free of it but unable to, and although she doesn't want to break his home and replace his wife, she can't help but dream about being his only woman.

    Her desperation has grown to a point where she is considering something she'd never approve - romantic affair.
    "Must we all march in two by two by two?"

    She wants him but she doesn't want to be a reason to break his family.
    "And as for some happy ending, I'd rather stay single and thin"

    Her guilt is fighting her desire. She is very puzzled herself but she is proposing to have a secret affair.
    wimmson April 17, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a girl who wants to be an independent, single, unattached, empowered 90's woman, but finds she is falling for one guy.

    In the 90s, the "Girl power" movement was just starting to come into being after the wave of 80s feminism. Young women were still trying to reconcile the institution of marriage with independence and empowerment. The edgy, independent, almost masculine woman was something many young alt women aspired to be. It was cool. Even more so than today because society was a lot more sexist and feminism was still a bit fringy and not as widely accepted in western society as it is today. When she sings "must we all march in two by two?", she is expressing her frustration that despite her desire to be "single and thin" empowered woman, she still finds herself thinking about stuff like marriage to this one guy and becoming a comfortable fat person in a relationship, which in her eyes is soft and weak not sexy or empowered. For her the institution of marriage means giving up on her individuality as an empowered woman
    duderinoon March 13, 2017   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about an internal conflict. Doing things you don't necessarily intend to do. She just finds herself falling for someone despite not wanting it intentionally.
    whever111on January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And what does someone do without love?
    And what does someone do with love?"

    Two questions which are impossible to answer, almost 'metalove' in that they question the very nature of love and its uses. Could also be seen as a variant of the theme in the statement "can't live with them, can't live without them". A reference to the hopeless situation you are placed in once falling in love - you either stay in love, or fall out of it, both of which have astronomical consequences.
    icanfeelthesoilon January 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's obvious just what this song about!
    This is possibly THE greatest "song about love" ever, on the hopelessness and helplessness of falling for someone and all logic flying out of the window in the process, of being helpless to our genetic programming no matter how 'knowing' and cynical one is... It's both the most humorous, true and self-aware account of 'falling in love' there is ever likely to be, genius in itself but made even more by the use of the then-popular X-Files detectives names in the chorus, and by Cerys Matthews unique delivery.
    I think this will, in time, resonate as one of the greatest tracks of the 90's era.
    It's certainly resonating with me personally at the moment, *sigh*
    retrocoolon March 10, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is a mirror to God Only Knows - I may not always love you, as long as there are stars above you.... try it
    wombat99on August 11, 2002   Link

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