Message To My Girl

Album: Conflicting Emotions (1983)
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  • I don't want to say "I love you"
    That would give away too much.
    It's hip to be detached and precious,
    The only thing you feel is vicious.

    I don't want to say "I want you"
    Even though I want you so much.
    It's wrapped up in conversation,
    It's whispered in a hush.

    Though I'm frightened by the word,
    Think it's time I made it heard.

    No more empty self possession,
    Visions swept under the mat.
    It's no New Years resolution,
    It's more than that.

    Now I wake up happy
    Warm in lovers embrace.
    No one else can touch us
    While we're in this place.

    So I'll sing it to the world
    This simple message to my girl.

    No more empty self possession,
    Visions swept under the mat.
    It's no New Years resolution,
    It's more than that.

    Though I'm frightened by the word,
    Think it's time I made it heard.

    So I'll sing it to the world
    This simple message to my girl.

    No more empty self possession,
    Visions swept under the mat.
    It's no New Years resolution,
    It's more than that.

    Oh there's nothing quite as real
    As the touch of your sweet hands.
    I can't spend the rest of my life
    Buried in the sand Writer/s: NEIL MULLANE FINN
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., PFIVE Entertainment Mexico
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Melinda from AustraliaThis has got to be one of the beautiful love songs from the 80’s. And wisely re-released in the 1990’s.
    You can hear the love. And the honesty in the lyrics. It’s a very well known song in Australia. It probably didn’t get picked up by radios in the UK or the U.S back in the day. Which is a shame.
    The song by them, It’s Only Natural, is really nice too. But that was when they became a band with a new name. Called Crowded House .
    It’s interesting that a lot of Split Enz and Crowded House songs have become Australian and New Zealand anthems.
    They deserve to be. We all know and love them.
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