"Delicate" as written by and Damien George Rice....
We might kiss when we are alone
Nobody's watching
We might take it home
We might make out when nobody's there
It's not that we're scared
It's just that it's delicate

So why do you fill my sorrow
With the words you've borrowed
From the only place you've know
And why do you sing Hallelujah
If it means nothing to you
Why do you sing with me at all?

We might live like never before
When there's nothing to give
Well how can we ask for more
We might make love in some sacred place
The look on your face is delicate

So why do you fill my sorrow
With the words you've borrowed
From the only place you've know
And why do you sing Hallelujah
If it means nothing to you
Why do you sing with me at all?

why do you fill my sorrow
With the words you've borrowed
From the only place you've know
And why do you sing Hallelujah
If it means nothing to you
Why do you sing with me at all?


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"Delicate" as written by Damien George Rice

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    General CommentI'm thinking along similar lines to karadactyl. It's not that they actually sang hallelujah necessarily, but singing hallelujah is a sign of hapiness. So maybe it's more like "Why'd you say you were happy with me if you weren't?"

    to me, this is a song about taking a relationship slow, because it's special... or at least it is to him... i think there's a strong theme in this song of the relationship being more important to him than it is to the person he's having the relationship with. Which is what makes it so bittersweet. He's found something so special but it's a one way street.
    antisheepon January 17, 2006   Link

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