All the songs I have sung you
More often than you know
Cos you're the love that I've clung to
More often than I've let it show
And then I wish you would leave me
And then I wish you would go
And then I wish you didn't need me
And I wish I don't love you so

Cos I just can't go on
So please don't do me wrong
No I won't do you harm
My love for you goes on and on

There's no one else I want beside here
Give me your coldest shoulder to cry upon
You're never anywhere I find you
You're never anything I rely upon
And then I wish you would leave me
And then I wish you would go
And then I wish you didn't need me
And then I wish I didn't know

But I just can't go on
So please don't do me wrong
No I won't do you harm
My love for you goes on and on
No I just can't go on
So please don't do me wrong
No I won't do you harm
My love goes on and on...


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song kind of captures the helpless feeling you get when you're in love with someone who may not be in love with you...you're entirely in their hands.

    Great song. Think it's on the Mission Impossible soundtrack.
    drucifer23on February 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgree with drucifer23. In what would typically be a serene, cutesy little song, Crispin Hunt nearly YELLS how much he needs this chick.
    arrstaron June 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentApparently the song is about Heroin, but obviously lends itself to unrequited love.

    But the heroin theory lends a new perspective on the lyrics.
    Longpigon July 13, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always liked this song a lot, even before it meant something to me. One of my favorites.
    gilbagon September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. I love all the heart and soul the singer puts into it. So much emotion there!
    bradleybon January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the emotion. Really sweet song
    Sirius1on May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe 'wish you would leave me' etc. always implies to me a self-loathing, or a suicidal painedness where there's this one good thing left; dazzlingly good but the rest is awful. 'you' leaving 'me' would remove the justification, which could be easier.
    And I'm agreeing about his voice: things like "I just can't go on" are not good lyrics without his yell.
    colintronon December 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSong describes a relationship where singer loves the girl, although the relationship is not good for him for whatever reason (who knows - she lies? cheats? is a junkie? etc.)... Yet the singer is too in love to let her go despite any of the reasons he should.. he knows it would be best, but doesn't have the strength to do it himself, hence the 'wish you would leave me.' Great tune.
    Jecaustaon September 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about a girl that is a friend. She thinks that they are just good friends, but he loves her. She needs him at times, but she doesn't meet his need to be loved by her. Thats his pain, unreciprocated love. She may not even be aware of his love or pain. BTDT...
    geebobon October 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me this song is about a bloke who's lass is cheating, he is torn between duty (her needing him) and his love for her and her cheating.

    He's asking her to stop cheating; 'please don't do me harm' and 'there's no one else I want beside you'.

    He wishes she'd leave him or that he didn't know about the cheating.

    Shan love.
    kencolon May 12, 2017   Link

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