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Watching every motion in my foolish lover's game
On this endless ocean finally lovers know no shame
Turning and returning to some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion as you turn around and say


Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching I keep waiting still anticipating love
Never hesitating to become the fated ones
Turning and returning to some secret place to hide
Watching in slow motion as you turn to me and say,

My Love,
Take my breath away

Through the hourglass I saw you, in time you slipped away
When the mirror crashed I called you, and turned to hear you say
If only for today I am unafraid

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching every motion in this foolish lover's game
Haunted by the notion somewhere there's a love in flames
Turning and returning to some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion as you turn my way and say

Take my breath away,
My Love
Take my breath away
My Love
Take my breath away
Take my breath away



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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 7:57 am
    The meaning of "take my breath away" in this song has always meant for me "surprise and thrill me". The phrase "it took my breath away" is generally used in american colloquial english to mean "it astounded me", such as one's first sight of the grand canyon can "take one's breath away". In this song, the woman is waiting and longing for the man to surprise her and to thrill her by saying "i love you" or to just address her as "my love", but he seems not to have the courage to do that for even a day, and he seems to be slipping away from her. The song could also be interpreted to hint that he finally does so, but it could also be interpreted as being only in her hopeful imagination.
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    snookMay 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    Not sure .Would like to read other opinions. Love the song ,really, but I am really confused about the meaning and/or meanings. In the eightys', it used to be about Tom Cruise, I guess. But now as a full grown married with children woman, I still love the song, still feel the same when I hear it, but just don

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