Song Lyric Sunday #23

Again, I’m searching through my back catalogues for a response to Jim Adams’ prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge which is MA (title of song must start with the letter M or A). Luckily I’ve recently been listening to something which fits the bill. How about Magnetized released in 1991 by Tom Odell?

Tom Odell is an English singer-songwriter who released his debut extended play, Songs from Another Love, in 2012 and won the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award in early 2013. His debut studio album, Long Way Down, was issued in June 2013. His second studio album, Wrong Crowd, which includes the single Magnetised was released in 2016. The song was written by Odell with Rick Nowels and it peaked at number 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

The music video, like the song itself, expresses the protagonist’s frustrations about being attached to his significant other who doesn’t reciprocate the same kind of love. When interviewed abot the song, Odell said:

Magnetised very much hits into this idea of sort of “man vs. nature”: you have a cheater and you have a fast car and it’s like interesting, playing on that idea between the two of them. So he’s destroyed this relationship, you know, with a woman, and at this point he’s now realizing that she’s no longer available to him–and he can’t give it up. But it’s also playing on the idea of, sort of, nature. There’s a lyric in it called “I wish I had a little mother nature in me” which is kind of around the theme of the song of, he just wants a relationship which feels natural rather than this sort of perverse, poisoned situation he seems to be in, and Magnetised plays on that theme.

Lyrics: Magnetised

See those birds going across the sky
Three thousand miles they fly
How do they know which way to go?
Somehow they always seem to know
They say there’s mother nature in everything we see
Wish I had a little mother nature in me
Wish I had a little mother nature in me
‘Cause it’s not right, I’m magnetised
To somebody that don’t feel it
Love paralyzed, she’s never gonna need me
But sure as the world keeps the moon in the sky
She’ll keep me hanging on
She keeps me hanging on
See the couple lying on the bus
Falling asleep with so much trust
I wish I had a chance to let them know
Their love is like a flower in the snow
If it’s just pheromones then that may be
I wish you had a little pheromones for me
I wish you had a little pheromones for me
‘Cause it’s not right, I’m magnetised
To somebody that don’t feel it
Love paralyzed, I know you’re never gonna need me
I’m sure as the world keeps the moon in the sky
She’ll keep me hanging on (keep me hanging on)
She’ll keep me hanging on (keep me hanging on)
She’ll keep me hanging on (keep me hanging on)
North to south, white to black
When you love someone that don’t love you back
Yeah it’s not right, I’m magnetised
To somebody that don’t feel it
Love paralyzed, she’s never gonna need me
But sure as the world keeps the moon in the sky
She’ll keep me hanging on (keep me hanging on)
She’ll keep me hanging on (keep me hanging on)
She’ll keep me hanging on (keep me hanging on)
She’ll keep me hanging onSource: LyricFind
Songwriters: Rick Nowels / Tom Odell
Magnetised lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

Challenge Rules

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to Jim’s post or place your link in his comments section.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Most of all, have fun and enjoy the music.

6 Comments on “Song Lyric Sunday #23

  1. This is my first time to hear this song and I loved it. I have a playlist for this type… this will be added! Thanks for sharing..

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