"Redemption" as written by and Marcus Miller....
Would you let me take control
if i told you that i would never love another?
Build a prison for your soul,
with the shelter i provide,
surely we can live forever.

Feel addiction take control, i know you'll runaway.
Reality is just fantasy again.
If i could penetrate your soul,
i'd help you find a way to make fantasy, reality again.

Would you let me take you home?
Fulfill my every need,
keep you in this spell you're under.
Cause now's the time to let you know,
If you only take my hand, never will there be another.


Hold you down again, i won't let you breathe.
I see redemption in your eyes
although i always seem to make you cry
So high off the pain that i give to you,
hold you down till you can't breathe.
You can't leave or perceive that you're better off without me.
I'll cut you down before you get a chance to doubt me.
No love is sicker than the one we found,
keep a frown on your face and you'll never replace me.

Feel addiction take control, i know you'll runaway.
Reality is just fantasy again.
If i could penetrate your soul,
i'd help you find a way to make fantasy, reality again.


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    General CommentI think the song is about a threatening relationship.

    To me, the person is wanting/asking this girl to fall in love with him.
    ("Would you let me take control
    if i told you that i would never love another?")
    He is wanting her to fully devote herself to him ("Build a prison for your soul") and is reassuring her that he would be taking care of her. ("with the shelter i provide,
    surely we can live forever")
    Beyond this point i assume that they are now involved with each other. ("Feel addiction take control, i know you'll runaway.")

    The next verse gets a tad complicated to decipher. I might be wrong so feel free to disagree. To me, he is asking for a deeper involvment with her, maybe he is asking her to move in with him, or perhaps to marry him ("Would you let me take you home?")
    notice the sense of enslavement
    ("Fulfill my every need,
    keep you in this spell you're under.")
    And how he seems to be rushing her for an answer.
    ("Cause now's the time to let you know,
    If you only take my hand, never will there be another.")

    The next verse is pretty self explanatory. It sounds like a couple of years down the road and how the relationship is threatening to the girl (" I see redemption in your eyes although i always seem to make you cry
    So high off the pain that i give to you,")
    She can't leave him because she has nowhere else to turn ("You can't leave or perceive that you're better off without me.")

    I come to the conclusion that the song is about the average relationship between a mistreated wife and a harmful husband and how this girl seems to be trapped with her threatening lover. ("No love is sicker than the one we found,
    keep a frown on your face and you'll never replace me.")

    Of course, this is my opinion, i might be insanely wrong. 8)
    Harmonical_Fatigueon September 15, 2002   Link

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