"Do I Wanna Know?" as written by and Alex Turner....
Have you got color in your cheeks'
Do you ever get the feeling that you can't shift the tide
That sticks around like something's in your teeth
And some aces up your sleeve
I had no idea that you're in deep
I dreamt about you near me every night this week
How many secrets can you keep'
'Cause there's this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow
When I play it on repeat
Until I fall asleep
Spilling drinks on my settee

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways
(Sad to see you go)
Was sorta hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying
things that you can't say tomorrow day

Crawlin' back to you.

Ever thought of calling when you've had a few?
'Cause I always do
Maybe I'm too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I've thought it through

Crawling back to you

So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart's still open and
if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I'm sorry to interrupt it's just I'm constantly
on the cusp of trying to kiss you
I don't know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together, if you wanted to

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways
(Sad to see you go)
Was sorta hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying
things that you can't say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you

Ever thought of calling when you've had a few? (calling when you've had a few)
'Cause I always do ('cause I always do)
Maybe I'm too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I've thought it through

Crawling back to you, (do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways
(Sad to see you go)
Was sorta hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying
things that you can't say tomorrow day

(Do I wanna know?)
Too busy being yours to fall
(Sad to see you go)
Ever thought of calling darling?
(Do I wanna know)
Do you want me crawling back to you?


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"Do I Wanna Know?" as written by Alex Turner

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    General CommentThis is obviously a song open for interpretation (as seen by previous opposing opinions), therefore I feel obliged to give my own opinion.

    This is song about a man, clearly obsessed with his ex-girlfriend whom he broke up with and is thus metaphorically "crawling back to you". He broke up with her for reasons unknown and thought he could get over her with ease; however, soon learnt that it was easier said than done. He realises his regret a little while after the break up, after he sees that she is living life in far better condition than he his but, possibly true or in a delusive state, he believes that the feeling could be mutual ("does this feeling flow both ways").

    He is also feeling guilty for breaking up with her and so he suppressors his feelings to the extent that this love is driving him crazy, so he envisions his own situation in songs he hears. This suppression is what makes him finally ask himself if it's time to unbottle his emotions and ask her how she feels; however, he feels humiliated and embarrassed that he is now the smaller, weaker individual in the situation. I've also thought that perhaps she really has moved on to someone else, which is what's causing his embarrassment and fear of rejection.

    Wow, on a side note this song really hit home. Just like the song writer, i too imagine my situation when hearing songs, and it just coincidently is this one, which is perhaps why i interpret this song in this fashion.

    Cheers
    Snunzon May 05, 2014   Link

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