He lit the fire in my heart,
And with the same flame burned my world down stark.
I gave him the whole entire thing.
At first he gently held it,
And then got bored and started carving.

Love, all one needs,
What I need is to try healing.
And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
We don't mix too well
Love flows like water;
I burn like oil.
And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.

A tiny pin prick came little spurts of blood.
A little trickle long enough can surely cause the flood.
But last night he sped the process.
He sliced it open then walked away and cut his losses.

Love, all one needs,
What I need is to try healing.
And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
We don't mix to well
Love flows like water;
I slip like oil.
And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.

So beautiful and capable of bringing me good news.
Now the enemy with knives and pins looking to bruise.
You fell out as quickly as you fell in.
You never fell at all.
I was just kidding.

Love, all one needs,
What I need is to try healing.
And then make sure I never fall back into that feeling.
Love and I, to one another never truly loyal.
We don't mix to well
Love flows like water;
I burn like oil.
And I look around and there's all this water but none that I should drink.
I notice now that I am oil and oil is all that I should think.


Lyrics submitted by Maliejandra

Oil + Water song meanings
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    General CommentWater is essential to life. This girl is saying that this guy has hurt her so much, she has turned to oil and can never be with anyone else again because they won't mix. She's afraid to be hurt again and for now she'll focus on healing instead of love.
    Maliejandraon May 04, 2002   Link

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