I Want You

Lyrical Theories

Name: eve
Email: elliottschmidt@aol.com
Song: I Want You

Theory:

I think that he's still got some of those "vampires" i.e. personal demons lurking around. That's what makes his stuff soo good. This song is telling me about one of the very best ways to lose 'em for awhile-- search for somebody who gives you a thrill and just lose yourself in that moment, night, next day, week-- well, whatever it takes to wear you out...ahem. Forgive me, I digress. "Send me all your vampires" is the refrain written by a guy who feels like he can beat 'em all...for awhile. That's how this encounter makes him feel.


Name: E-girl
Email:
Song: I want you

Theory:

Well I just wanted to say that this is one of my favorite songs on this
record, and I just wanted to make a note on the theme. It's obvious this
song has romantic content in it, in that special mystical way that only the
songwritter can define and manage to reencarnate again and again in every
single lyric he portrays. Anyways, it's very interesting to know, and
translate the song in other languages, where it means exactly the same,
except in spanish, where "I want you" can mean I WANT you or, I love you.


Name: Matt Schnirel
Email: chipper691@aol.com
Song: I Want You

Theory:

To me, I Want You, is about purely wanting someone after it is to late. It
is about looking back at your relationship with that person and seeing its
flaws, and just simply saying: I Want You. Itís saying that I would deal
with all your problems if I could only have you but, now your dead and its
too late. There saying all the games we used to play with our relationship
donít really matter anymore and even though I know how two-sided you are, I
donít care I just want you!


Name: angel_in_the_pit
Email: moviestar815@hotmail.com
Song: I Want You

Theory:

I love this song. It is my favorite on the first album. It's like this
gorgeous, semi-twisted (with the whole death theme in the second-to-last
verse), honest and basic love song.
"You do, you do, you do, you do, you do, you do, you make me want youÖ"
You can just feel the attraction the musician is expressing through the
words he wrote, the music that is behind them and the way his voice fits the
emotion.
I disagree with a former theory posted about the lines "Send me all your
vampires." I think that this line is just his expression to this girl that
he will protect her and fight those vampires. Vampires, according to
legend, operated by entrancing their victims and then slowly delivering the
fatal bite. This line "send me all your vampires" adds to this song's
morbid romanticism. To me, he seems to be saying 'I'll deal with your most
captivating and most deadly evils for you.'
How romantic and chivalrous is that?


Name: ERIK
Email: PHATYK@YAHOO.COM
Song: i want you

Theory:

IM NOT SURE WHAT STEPHAN MEANS WITH THIS SONG BUT TO ME ITS ALMOST AS IF ITS
NOT A PHYSICAL BEING THATS INVOLVED BUT MORE OF AN EMOTIONAL,OR SPIRITUAL
SATIFACTION INSIDE THE SOUL. CAUSE EVERYONE IS SEARCHING FOR THAT PEACE
INSIDE THEMSELVES, BUT TRYS TO FIND IT BY OUTSIDE ADDICTIONS AND NOT INSIDE
ATTRACTIONS. LIKE SOUL SEARCHING, YA KNOW. I BELIEVE "YOU" IS MORE THAN WHAT
PEOPLE MIGHT THINK. PEACE


Name: everett
Email: babcocev@shu.edu
Song: I Want You

Theory:

this is a song about finding that real moment in your life. the person he
is singing about is as genuine as they come. the opening line "suckers lose
themselves in the games they learn to play" is simply referring to the fact
as we get older some of us are more fake, some where a mask to hide behind.
they do things that are not them but perhaps to be socially excepted. in
the very next line "children learn to sing but then their voices slowly fade
away" supports the opening line. childern have no fears because they know
none. through unpleasant experiences the childern change to fit in and be
exceptped. "that's why i like you around" because this person is true to
themself. you get what you see, no tricks and no games to be played. "to
live in this way is not for the meek" says that to be yourself takes a lot
of strength due to the fact their will always outside pressures which
sometimes will affect your decisions. and to do something that isn't you
will leave you "weeping in the grave" regretful because you're one of the
many "jesus could'nt save". people seem to say that jesus hold all the
cards and that your fate is predetermined through him. this is a bunch of
crap, the woman stephan is talking about is going to help change or prevent
him from changing. together their voices will not fade away. if you are
feeling big headed and strong (emotionally and physically) you want to
conquer everything in your way. stephan says "send me all your vampires"
meaning send me all the shit you got because i am not backing down. this is
a decision i have made and i am sticking by it all the way. "when the
worms come" long after his death he will feel "no regrets". he has made a
tuff choice in life, found someone meaningful and is not turning back no
matter what is thrown his way. outside pressures don't exist, a new found
freedom (internal and enternal peace) as come about.


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Evidence

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"This band thrives on friction, musically and lyrically. It's about the pull between things - even the happiest song on the record, 'I Want You', is about death: 'The village churchyard is filled with bones weeping in the grave...Send me all your vampires, I want you.' I've always liked the romantic literature that highlights the glory of life by focusing on mortality. That's something I relate to." ~ Stephan Jenkins