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Bad Song Lyrics – Truly Madly Deeply

October 21, 2014

So, today I’m back with the newest installment of my “Bad Song Lyrics” series. We’ll take an in depth look at the lyrics to Savage Garden’s seminal classic Truly Madly Deeply. Enjoy. Once again, stuff in bold is the original song. Stuff not in bold is my own flavour.

Truly Madly Deeply

I’ll be your dream
I’ll be your wish I’ll be your fantasy
I’ll be your hope I’ll be your love
Be everything that you need
I’ll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do

Really? You have a large stash of chocolate, easy access to appropriate sustenance, shelter, and warmth to see us through the foreseeable future, as well as a plan and a way to tase the fictional Mrs Norris from Mansfield Park? My fantasies are complicated. But I’m listening.

I will be strong I will be faithful
’cause I’m counting on
A new beginning
A reason for living
A deeper meaning, yeah

A reason for living? Really, that got heavy quickly. And why do you need a new beginning? What skeletons are you hiding?

[chorus:]
I want to stand with you on
a mountain

Which mountain? This is important. Are you saying we should take a trip to somewhere scenic, look out on the city from above and admire the view, maybe catch a cable car? Because that could be a fun day out. However, if you were leaning more towards Everest, where we both invest an inordinate amount of time and money in a scheme that at worst could very possibly kill one of us, and at best has us trekking past the frozen corpses of those who have fucked up before us, I’m not quite so keen.

I want to bathe with you in the sea

Really? You’ve gotten to the point where you want to love me more with each breath (even though some of those breaths you’ll take while sleeping and quite honestly being under obligation even while sleeping can be quite annoying) yet we’ve never spent a day at the beach together. You’re Australian. I don’t buy it. Unless you live on Uluru or something. Nope, just Googled you Savage Garden boys. You’re from Brisbane. You’ve been in the sea with every single person you ever bloody met. In fact, most people you’ve met you met while in the sea. I’m beginning to doubt your sincerity.

I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

Ok, calm down there Chicken Little. Let’s use our time a little more productively.

And when the stars are shining
brightly in the velvet sky,
I’ll make a wish send it to heaven
Then make you want to cry

What the hell kind of witchcraft is this? You’re out in the middle of the night trying to impel an invisible force to make me cry?!

The tears of joy for all the
pleasure and the certainty
That we’re surrounded by the
comfort and protection of

The highest powers
In lonely hours
The tears devour you

Oh, tears of joy, well that’s all right then. No, I’m not being sarcastic at all. You just want me to have some sort of emotional breakdown over the highest powers. Wait, do you mean Jesus? Are you trying to talk to me about Jesus? Are you some sort of missionary? This is all beginning to make a crazy kind of sense…

[chorus]

Oh can you see it baby?
You don’t have to close your eyes
‘Cause it’s standing right
before you
All that you need will surely come

Can I see what? Jesus? The holy ghost? Sorry. I’m an atheist type being. This is getting awkward. It is dark out. Maybe you should get some sleep…

I’ll be your dream I’ll be your wish
I’ll be your fantasy
I’ll be your hope I’ll be your love
Be everything that you need
I’ll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do

Oh, we’re here again. Tell you what, I’m really beginning to fantasise about being inland, somewhere flat, not with you.

[chorus]

I want to stand with you on a
mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to live like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

Yeeeeeeah. The sky falling down on you would be an interesting turn of events…

Also, did anyone actually remember that that was the video for this song? I’m pretty sure I must have blacked that out…

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