Song of the Day #3,368: ‘Possession (Piano Version)’ – Sarah McLachlan

Today’s Random Weekend selection is the best-known song from one of the best albums of the 90s, Sarah McLachlan’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. This is a bonus track, a piano and vocals version of lead single ‘Possession.’ It strips away the glorious production of the original but is no less powerful. Maybe more so.

McLachlan wrote this song in the voice of an obsessed fan, something she unfortunately had plenty of back in the day.

One of those obsessed fans sued her after the release of ‘Possession,’ claiming that his letters to her were the inspiration for the song. THe lawsuit was apparently not an attempt to make money but an excuse to get in the same room with her.

The case never went to court, however, because the man killed himself.

[Verse 1]
Listen as the wind blows
From across the great divide
Voices trapped in yearning
Memories trapped in time

The night is my companion
And solitude my guide
Would I spend forever here
And not be satisfied

[Chorus]
And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I
Wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

[Verse 2]
Through this world I stumble
So many times betrayed
Trying to find an honest word
To find the truth enslaved

Oh you speak to me in riddles
And you speak to me in rhymes
My body aches to breathe your breath
Your words keep me alive

[Chorus]
And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I
Wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

[Verse 3]
Into this night I wander
It’s morning that I dread
Another day of knowing of
The path I fear to tread

Oh into the sea of waking dreams
I follow without pride
It’s nothing stands between us here
And I won’t be denied

[Chorus]
And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I
Wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

I hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I
Wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,368: ‘Possession (Piano Version)’ – Sarah McLachlan

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Never knew this was about a deranged fan, let alone that he sued Sarah and committed suicide. This is blog info at its best!

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