Two hearts fading, like a flower
And all this waiting, for the power
For some answer, to this fire
Sinking slowly
The water as higher
Desire
Desire

With no secrets
No obsession
This time I'm speeding with no direction
Without a reason
What is this fire?
Burning slowly
My one and only
Desire
Desire
Desire
Desire

You know me
You don't mind waiting
You just can't show me, but God I'm praying
That you'll find me, and that you'll see me
That you run and never tire
Desire
Desire
Desire
Desire


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Desire Lyrics as written by Ryan Adams

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    The lyrics are amazing, but without the harmonica the passion of the song would not be delivered the same. I go back and forth about this meaning; right now I think it's about two people fading away from each other, even though there is still a strong love, but there is nothing that is going to keep their fading love going. It's just a matter of one of the two to say "it's over", then finding strength in one's self after it is over.

    melancholyjenon July 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    This song feels so pure. No meed to elaborate on the meaning, the lyrics are self-explanatory.

    The Iconoclaston May 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    blown away

    ctdunstanon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    This is a beautiful song...It reminds me of someone. :)

    ReneaAlbyon December 03, 2004   Link
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    The harmonica really brings out the passion in this song, jumping out from behind Ryan's softened voice. A fantastic song about waiting and burning, the music captures the feeling quite accurately.

    davidecoyoteon January 04, 2005   Link
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    this song is so incredible, always makes me cry, aboslutely fabulous

    and after hearing it on TWW I am utterly in love with the song(certain shippers know what I'm talking about)

    Chamigaon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    beautiful

    tbsbrandnewdcjewon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    i could listen to this song forever. it's just... wow.

    brown sugar pleaseon May 07, 2007   Link
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    i was 1 year ago today lying on my bed listening to this song crying wondering if i would ever be with the girl i loved well i got the girl then i lost the girl and my new son back to crying alone again - desire.

    wardneil17on October 26, 2007   Link
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    From Ryan in 2002, "I don't know why I wanted to do that song. Another totally unrequited romance, I guess. I really wanted someone's company and attention. In true singer-songwriter bullshit fashion, I recored the song and she flipped her wig. It's from the '48 Hours' session, which was really inspired by going to see Alanis Morissette play. She was amazing and it just made me feel I had to go back to the studio and try harder."

    scratcherno1on January 07, 2011   Link

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