(Oh, yeah) every time I see you, oh, I try to hide away
But when we meet, it seems I can't let go
Every time you leave the room, I feel I'm fading like a flower

Every time I
Can't let go
Every time I, every time I, every time I
I'm fading, fading (oh, yeah)

Every time I see you, oh, I try to hide away
But when we meet, it seems I can't let go (can't let go)
Every time you leave the room, I feel I'm fading like a flower
(I'm fading like a flower)

(Yeah) (like a, like a) fading like a, fading like a rose
(Like a, like a) fading like a rose

(Oh, yeah) every time I see you, oh, I try to hide away
But when we meet, it seems I can't let go
Every time you leave the room, I feel I'm fading like a flower
(I'm fading like a flower)

Every time I
Never let go
Every time I, every time I, every time I
I'm fading, fading (oh, yeah)

Every time, try to hide away
But when we, can't let go (can't let go)
Every time you leave the room, I feel I'm fading like a flower
(I'm fading like a flower)

Fading like a, fading like a rose
Fading like a rose (hide away)
(Like a, like a) fading like a rose (can't let go), can't let go
I'm fading like a flower
I'm fading like a flower


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  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe no-one has written about this song it is amazing. I think it's about a relationship ending and being reminded by the ex and still having feeling for them. This is one of their best
    antmannon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely love this song. i cried when i listened to it for the first time in 8 years. but thats cos it holds special meaning to me and my childhood.

    i agree with the above comment, about the song's meaning :)
    kiddaon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have met many women who refuse to let me even listen to Roxette because the songs represent scummy ex-boyfriends. This is one here no exception, and it might be my favorite song in the world. Please, ladies, be kind to the rare man who likes Roxette. :)
    pinbackon February 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTell me why?
    When I scream there's no reply,
    when I reach out there's nothing to find,
    when I sleep I break down and cry ...
    sillybunnyon August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember listening to this song growing up...i love this song sooo much! its a great song...a great album
    pretty_girlon November 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember listening to this song growing up...i love this song sooo much! its a great song...a great album
    pretty_girlon November 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really good song. I think its about a person trying to get over someone by seeing other people, but can't get over their original lover.
    Robbc18on March 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally I've always interpreted the lyrics to be about someone who was very shy. She had a crush on someone and really wanted to be with that person, but was too self-conscious and hid every time she saw her crush. And then ended up feeling really bad every time her crush left, knowing she had failed once again to talk to him.
    elixir808on July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about a woman who broke up with a guy, and is ready to see the world through fresh eyes (a life not involving him). She knows it will take time to get him out of her head, but she wants to try and move on from the past.
    When she sees him, she is always reminded of times they had together. This makes her wonder if she made the right decision because it musters up the old feelings again. Because of this she tries to avoid seeing him in the hope the feelings will stay at bay.
    She knows she misses him being there – “When I scream there’s no reply, When I reach out there’s nothing to find, When I sleep I break down and cry” but she isn’t sure whether to go back to him or try to move on without him.
    TDS187on August 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEveryone is like a flower that anyone can destroy, but with our force we can go on I love you my sweet tsarina you're mine forever
    isacon December 16, 2008   Link

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