Possession

Album: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Charted: 73
  • 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 dear

    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,
    Your words keep me alive,

    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 dear

    Into 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,
    Nothing stands between us here
    And I won't be denied,

    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 dear...

Comments: 11

  • Jeff from Sharon, PaCuriously "Possession" is in the same mode (B minor Dorian) and involves the same chord sequence and even some of the same vocal techniques as "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak. I wonder if there is some connection? An allusion perhaps?
  • Christian Cage from Kitchner, OnFeatured in an episode of 'Due South'. Say what you want about her personality I think Sarah is a good singer. Of course I may very well be biased. Lol.
  • Jennie from Ansonia, CtThis song appeared in a Due South Episode of Season 1 called Victoria's Secret
  • Dag from Marquette, MiAlso, Sarah did not write the majority of words to this song. The words are from the young man who killed himself. She had a few beginning lines and maybe some chords, but the bulk is his writing. That is why he was to receive a payout from her label for $250,000, when he was found dead, an apparent suicide. Pretty sad that she still claims to have written it. In fact, she says it is about a fan who might want to kill their object of obession, when the young man never threatened anyone, all he wanted was to be acknowledged and paid for creating a song with his poetry in it.
  • Dag from Marquette, MiActually VH1 Storytellers interview is somewhat, ahem, telling, about Sarah. Most folks think she is some kind of angel. Interestingly enough, on her album, "Surfacing" is a song few if any people realize is another rip-off from her stalker's poetry. "Do What I Have Do" uses virtually the same words from a poem that Uwe Vandrei wrote. The poem is in the book "Building a Mystery".
  • Erik from Nonya, Pai love the smile empty soul version. it's as equally intense (if not more)
  • Jon from Fullerton, Cathe solo piano version is FAR superior IMO (at the end of "fumbling for ecstasy")
  • Elle from Santa Barbara, CaI saw the same VH1 Storytellers and her cold and uncaring attitude in describing this song's history was to me a bit disturbing, especially since his family was so pained by it all.It still is by far her best and my favorite song.(although it does gives me chills to hear it) and to know that a life was lost and a $profit made from that loss.
  • Mike from Boston, MaI remember first hearing this song back in 1994. But the song didn't really take off until it was re-recorded and released in 1997 where Hot AC stations really jumped on it.
  • Bronwyn from Johannesburg, South AfricaIts interesting to know what "inspiration" there was for this song.This is one of my favourites, I think that the way in which it was written makes it applicable to various situations that all people find themselves in (sane or crazy) from time to time....

    -Bron-South Africa
  • Dennis from Chicagoland Burrows, IlI heard a portion of Sarah's VH1 Storytellers in which she divulges into the origin of this song. She described the fan's intensity which she was shocked and also allured by. Not allured by the man himself, but by the way in which a stranger could say such things to someone he in turn did not know either. This song she described as a sort of attempt to understand the phenomenon of this person's emotions twoards an unknowing subject.
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