Unfinished Sympathy

Album: Blue Lines (1991)
Charted: 13
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  • I know that I've imagined love before
    And how it could be with you
    Really hurt me, baby, really cut me, baby
    How can you have a day without a night?

    You're the book that I have opened
    And now I've got to know much more

    The curiousness of your potential kiss
    Has got my mind and body aching
    Really hurt me, baby, really cut me, baby
    How can you have a day without a night?

    You're the book that I have opened
    And now I've got to know much more

    Like a soul without a mind
    In a body without a heart
    I'm missing every part, hey

    I, I, I
    Like a soul without a mind
    In a body without a heart
    I'm missing every part

    Like a soul without a mind
    In a body without a heart
    I'm missing every part

    Like a soul without a mind
    In a body without a heart
    I'm missing every part

    I don't know where this one came from

    I don't know where this one came from
    I don't know where this one came from Writer/s: Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles, Grantley Marshall, Jonathan Peter Sharp, Robert Del Naja, Shara Nelson
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 5

  • Melinda from AustraliaDaniel from Sydney. I agree. This song was a huge hit. I was working in London when it was released. Everyone young embraced this sad moving song.
    What is only known by people who were young when it came out, is how influential it was. It was really different. And the video to it was really good. Because it showed everyday life.
    The song had a haunting feel to it. Probably cause of the violins in it. Alot of music from the 1980's and 1990's used violins. Which gave alot of songs a magestic and more emotional feel
    I rarely comment on modern music good or bad. But i can honestly say, music since 1999 has failed... for the most part, to utilise strings, violin. Which is a big mistake. Because violins really go to the core of people's emotions. And engage people on heart level. And really thats what successful music does.
  • Eduardo Argueta from El SalvadorI think that she is telling us to wake up. it is a call, our way of life is totally wrong, we lived like zombies and i think she is in the quest of The Truth. That is why we can hear: "Are you ready?"i would like to understand what are the words at the very end by a man...
  • Stafler from Durban, South Africai think it is about about ordinary lover who is about to end his/her (sad) unreciprocated love for someone who takes him/her for granted
  • Daniel from Sydney, AustraliaOne of the greatest songs of all time. I can't believe no one's really commented on it.
  • Pe from Hamburg, Germany"you're the one thing I kept open and now I've got nothing more" like that teenager that loses his or her big love in the end. Life goes on but you will never forget that heart wrenching tear. It stays with you forever. Like this song.
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