Don't stray
Don't ever go away
I should be much to smart for this
You know it gets the better
Of me sometimes
When you and I collide
I fall into an ocean of you
Pull me out in time
Don't let me drown
Let me down
I say its all because of you and here I go
Losing my control
I'm practising your name
So I can say it to your face it doesn't seem right
To look you in the eye
And let all the things you mean to me
Come tumbling out my mouth indeed its time
Tell you why
I say its infinately true
Say you'll stay
Don't come and go
Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know
All about you
And there's no cure
And no way to be sure
Why everythings turned inside out
Instilling so much doubt
It makes me so tired
I feel so uninspired
My head is battling with my heart
My logic has been torn apart
And now
It all turns sour
Come sweeten
Every afternoon
Say you'll stay
Don't come and go
Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know
All about you
Say you'll stay
Don't come and go
Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know
All about you
Its all because of you
Its all because of you


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Sway Lyrics as written by Christian Leuzzi, Desmond Child, Storm Lee Gardner

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  • +4
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    i do belive the soul of the song is much deeper than that(no pun intended)

    imnotshawnon March 15, 2002   Link
  • +4
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    It's really easier than you guys are not realizing: It's about a girl who is in love with a boy, but doesn't know how to approach him. She keeps seeing him from a distance, she keeps bumping into him accidentally, she wants him to acknowledge her and she wants to know him. The line "I'm practicing your name so I can say it to your face" shows that no matter how many times she reminds herself of his name, when she looks at him, she freezes up. And she even feels uneasy looking at him, which is clearly seen in the line "It doesn't seem right, to look you in the eye." She wants to tell him about how in love she is with him, but she doesn't know how to approach. I'm sure there are many who have had this problem, be it approaching a beautiful girl/handsome man you've seen in a public place, or approaching your high school crush back when you were in high school.

    That's basically what the song is, a girl who is in love with a boy, but can find the courage to approach him, or when she does, she keeps fumbling her attempts to do so. It's not about sex, a one night stand or anything else. It's about the difficulties of trying to approach someone you've fallen in love with.

    CB2001on November 11, 2010   Link
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    Purplemo what is so funny about spelling favourite with a u? Thats how the rest of the english speaking world spells it, thats how the english spell it and well, they invented english. SO spelling it with a u is not cute... its correct.

    Anywho onto the song. Why have so many ppl said 'oh this is me and my significant others song?' This song breaks my heart. I don't find it romantic... its seems to be about someone who is head over heals in love, but the guy she's in love with just wont stick around, but she's in love non the less. And that, my friends, is an awful feeling.

    bffandincubuson May 22, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    I thought I was the only one who loved this song... apparently people like making out listening to this song haha

    babyfabyon August 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Ultimate song to......ahem fuck to. Easily

    Andaahon March 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    yeah i TOTALLY agree with the whole song to have sex with, but i think theres something a whole---> lot deeper than that. I don't know how good I am at making inferences, disagree if you want, but I believe that it is about a song about a person that put too much into a relationship in the beginning, fell in love too quickly, and found out for herself that she shouldn't have done that and now she wonders whether she should have truly moved so quickly.

    Chickaroo9212on June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    For me, it's about that cocktail of emotions felt when you see someone that you have fallen in love with, every day, and you are not sure whether they love you back.

    'I'm practising your name so I, can tell it, to your face' She's not even sure at this point if he is aware of her existence, because it seems like she has never spoken to him about her feelings before.

    'Let all the things you mean to me, come tumbling out my mouth' This is her confessing her secret love for someone. Can they really appreciate how much she loves them?

    I kissed an ex to this for the first time at a party. I'd admired her for a while, and we were quite good friends. We were dancing and getting close, and then when the first chorus hit, we were just all over each other. I have some fantastic memories of this song.

    3astyon May 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
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    a smile, a plane, a box, sms, stoke, lawyer...:)

    gowolon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I know that its deeper but dear god......if theres a more romantic song ive never heard it. i love it.....most of my girl-friends love it. Cracking song. (Sorry to be shallow earlier) Glowol.........wha?

    Andaahon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    this song means the world to me...its got me and my girl stamped all over it.I cant help but almost cry when i hear this. The words, the tune and the voice are just beautiful...true beauty indeed.

    theonepeterfon April 29, 2002   Link

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