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Possession lyrics

Listen as the wind blows from across the great divide
Voices trapped in yearning, memories trapped in time
The night is my companion and solitude my guide
Would I spend forever here and not be satisfied?And I would be the one to hold you down
Kiss you so hard, I'll take your breath away
And after I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes, dearThrough this world I've stumbled so many times betrayed
Trying to find an honest word, to find the truth enslaved
Oh, you speak to me in riddles and you speak to me in rhymes
My body aches to breathe your breath, your words keep me aliveAnd I would be the one to hold you down
Kiss you so hard, I'll take your breath away
And after I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes, dearInto this night I wander, it's morning that I dread
Another day of knowing of the path I fear to tread
Oh, into the sea of waking dreams, I follow without pride
'Cause nothing stands between us here and I won't be deniedAnd I would be the one to hold you down
Kiss you so hard, I'll take your breath away
And after I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes, dearI'll hold you down
Kiss you so hard, I'll take your breath away
And after I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes

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  • DJ PAULY 0 points

    Possession- remix by RABBIT IN THE MOON, is incredible, i actually heard it before the original vrsion, and bought it on vinyl immediately,this song was huge in the underground dance scene. also check out Out Of Body Experience or OBE, by RABBIT IN THE MOON

  • teacher 0 points

    Just FYI, some of the lyrics were taken from the love notes sent to her from her stalker. He tried to sue her over copyright issues, but lost in court. He committed suicide afterwards.

  • Zac 0 points

    Music can be changed to mean what you want it to but music in my opion should mean what the artist wanted it to mean its like poetry with out the meaning of the song its just notes or words on a page the meaning is what makes it great and breath taking!

  • Zac 0 points

    Music can be changed to mean what you want it to but music in my opion should mean what the artist wanted it to mean its like poetry with out the meaning of the song its just notes or words on a page the meaning is what makes it great and breath taking!

  • soundgarden 0 points

    the beauty of music is that you can take the words and make it apply however you want it to..
    to me possession is a song of loving someone so deeply so magically, so intensely and not being able to be with that person.. that being with that person is wrong, a sin, but a sin to be without..
    and the hollow ache that you are forever left with.. that demon of emptiness that you are forever burdened with.. and in possession, the solitude, the breathing of their breath.. like here:
    'Through this world I’ve stumbled
    So many times betrayed
    Trying to find an honest word
    To find the truth enslaved
    Oh you speak to me in riddles and
    You speak to me in rhymes
    My body aches to breathe your breath
    You words keep me alive"
    in this part.. its like love is the demon.. how it traps us in a place where we cant move forward, and we cant move backward.. you cant escape it..
    there is a man i love that i can never have.. and we love a love deeper than i ever knew possible.. and i am forever trapped in purgatory.. unable to move...
    sarah's music helps me feel when i dont want to feel anymore.. and not ever knowing a love like that is the true demon..

  • deb 0 points

    Was in Abercrombie with my youngest daughter the other day and heard a remake of "possesion" and actually liked the arrangement but no one knew who it was, some compilation. Searching for any info on sarah remakes.

  • Lizzy 0 points

    Apparently there are some subtle indications towards rape in this song, as it did refer to a stalker sarah had. I think it is a beautiful song with varrying meanings and ways of understand it... its amazing

  • Mykle Van Hausen 0 points

    Muface:

    Everything you "know" is a lie.

    Be strong.

    Ask.

    Seek knowledge.

    Free your self.

    Compassion.

    Logic.

    Reason.

    Or, "We'll need a young priest and an old priest."

  • Mykle Van Hausen 0 points

    My take is possessions relates to how someone whos not even there having a hold on your every thought and emotion.

    This is a song of loss.

    Of heartache.

    Survival.

    Faith.

  • Mykle Van Hausen 0 points

    Theres a child like desperation and determination of sheer will in the chorus harmonies that nearly transcends the pain of loss and yearning for what, in this world, will never be.

    And stuff...

    MVH

  • Catherine 0 points

    In an interview Sarah explained these lyrics. The song has to do with a stalker. If you listen to the words from that perspective they do not sound so sweet anymore. It sounds tragic. Very gripping lyrics that brings out emotion none the less.

  • muface 0 points

    i think the meaning of this song is as clear as the songs title.
    Possession = Demons taking over your body.
    Noone else could want to breath the breath of a person unless they themselves have never felt what its like to be a person.
    i can assure once you have felt what its like to have something take over your body, and if you are a spiritual person, you will just know that its wrong!!!
    i cant believe so many people can be so deceived!!!

  • Kat 0 points

    Perfect...just perfect

  • kizzle 0 points

    such a calming song...

  • Steph 0 points

    When i first listened too this song, i was like ah what ? and then i got the chance to read the lyrics. and now i understand it. It's a great song for me. I've had a love in my life but i couldn't have it. I have met him from one of my friends and he always promises me that he will be here with me soon, and it will never happen. Before he left i kissed him so hard, and he took my breath away.

  • H 0 points

    I know that feeling, boy do I! Perfect song for it... for those who can only meet in dreams.

  • E 0 points

    Do you have that one love in your life that you can't let go of, but can't have? Yeh - even after 30 years - I'm living these lyrics.

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