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It doesn't hurt me
You want to feel how it feels
You want to know, know that it doesn't hurt me
You want to hear about the deal I'm making
You...
You and me

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building

If I only could oh...

You don't want to hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware I'm tearing you asunder
Oh there is thunder in our hearts, baby
Is there so much hate for the ones we love
Tell me we both matter don't we
You...
You and me
You and me, you won't be unhappy

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with god
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building

If I only could oh...

Come on baby, come on darling
Let me steal this moment from you now
Come on angel, come on, come on darling
Let's exchange the experience,
Oh...

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
No problems...

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
No problems...

If I only could, be running up that hill
If I only could, be running up that hill
If I only could, be running up that hill
If I only could, be running up that hill
If I only could, be running up that hill
If I only could, be running up that hill
If I only could, be running up that hill.



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    UnregisteredMay 29, 2012 at 3:07 am
    It's about treason... The one being cheated on tells the traitor how he/she feels, how much it hurts... And says that the only way the traitor can understand the pain is if he (traitor) could experience treason in his own flesh... Of course that is not possible unless god or fate make him experience it... It's a very desperate song of loss
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    UnregisteredApr 25, 2012 at 3:02 am
    The song itself has often been misinterpreted. Bush herself has said,
    “ i was trying to say that, really, a man and a woman, can't understand each other because we are a man and a woman. And if we could actually swap each other's roles, if we could actually be in each other's place for a while, i think we'd both be very surprised! [laughs] and i think it would lead to a greater understanding. And really the only way i could think it could be done was either... You know, i thought a deal with the devil, you know. And i thought, 'well, no, why not a deal with god! ' you know, because in a way it's so much more powerful the whole idea of asking god to make a deal with you. You see, for me it is still called "deal with god", that was its title. But we were told that if we kept this title that it would not be played in any of the religious countries, italy wouldn't play it, france wouldn't play it, and australia wouldn't play it! Ireland wouldn't play it, and that generally we might get it blacked purely because it had god in the title.
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 12:13 am
    Thor and loki angst, right here. This.
    Loki's jealous. His i-need-to-prove-myself, thor-please-pay-attention-to-me, thor-why-do-you-love-earth-more-than-me personality fits this song to a t. Its like thor and loki's whole life is planted around this song.
    Loki was always the outcast, he never really fit in. Thor was the only one who loved him. Then, thor grew up, and left loki behind. He didn't mean to leave him, but nonetheless loki slowly grew apart from thor. He began to feel jealous towards his brother, and felt the need to prove he could manage on his own. Therefore, he got thor kicked out of asgard to prove himself to odin. It didn't work out. He wants to have thor's spot as the favourite son, the golden boy, the one who can take care of everything. But that's not how it works.
    I listen to the placebo version, btw.
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    UnregisteredJan 19, 2012 at 6:02 am
    I feel it is a doomed love, one where it is one-sided= more of a koi- a japanese term for a desperate and selfish type of love. One party is trying to change the other to their liking with the sheer strength of their will, instead of accepting them as they are. There is a communication break-down and neither one can relate to the other but there is a desire to keep going on as is only for the domineering one to be dominated. The stress of it all is making one lash-out upon the other verbally, tearing one down to make them see the light so to speak.
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    UnregisteredNov 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    The song is about wanting to take away the pain of another... To sholder the burden of one you love and with your strength make them succeed in things that trouble them.

    But ultimatly since you can not take the pain away you simply share it, and hope that it is your good intentions that eases their pain.

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