Watching as you sleep so easy, wonder why
I'm wide awake and left alone shaken
Satisfied my need and desire, still I cry
Paralyzed, our love tearing me apart

I love you more each day
I love the music you play on my heartstrings
I feel you in every way
Reach for touch, you play on my heartstrings

We used to awake into morning, time stood still
I slept in your arms, content to go on dreaming
A nightmare too real to imagine, losing you
Paralyzed tonight, tearing me apart

I love you more each day
I love the music, you play on my heartstrings
I feel you in every way
Reach for touch, you play on my heartstrings

You wake to the sound of another day, smile at me
And I hate that I want you
But nobody ever made me feel
Feel the way I do now

Now, I love you more each day
I love the music, you play on my heartstrings
I feel you in every way
Reach for touch, you play on my heartstrings, you play on

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    My Interpretation
    Very powerful, underrated and overlooked song. Terry Nunn's voice is in top top form and the instrumentation is 80's perfect with a wonderful guitar hook. AND I am intrigued by the ambiguous lyrics that imply a strong passionate love but negate the bliss by having undercurrents of despair and looming loss. No reason for the deep misgivings either. The clue is in the "I hate that I want you" line. It would seem that there is a resentment that one is so vulnerable to another.
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