Torn Lyrics - Natalie Imbruglia

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I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm
He came around and he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry
Well you couldn't be that man I adored
You don't seem to know
Or seem to care what your heart is for
Well I don't know him anymore
There's nothing where he used to lie
My conversation has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's fine I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
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Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake
And I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn

So I guess the fortune teller's right
I should have seen just what was there
And not some holy light
But you crawled beneath my veins
And now I don't care
I have no luck
I don't miss it all that much
There's just so many things
That I can't touch I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake
And I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn

Torn

hoooooooooo hoohooooooo oooooooo

There's nothing where he used to lie
My inspiration has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's right I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake
And I can see
The perfect sky is torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I'm ashamed
Bound and broken on the floor
You're a little late
I'm already torn

Torn
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
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Loving both versions always | Reviewer: Greg | 1/3/14

I must say I actually love both versions of this song for different reasons - the lyrics are awesome, I am male but can appreciate what is going on here. Anne's acoustic perfomance is pure soul and musically the best for me but I still love Natalie's version as well. Why? Well, back in th early 90's I had a relationship with a girl, Claire, who looked remarkably similar to Natalie albeit with dark brown eys. We were crazily in love but there were so many things stopping us being together. I opted instead for a safer girl and we married and had a child but this was a loveless relationship and we split 20 years later. For the first 6 years of the marriage I still saw Claire occassionally, I never actually got over her, and it was obvious our feelings never changed. She knew I had married but then in 1995 she found out I had a child and she never saw me or spoke to me again. A few years later my best friend (who since tragically died) told me he had bumped into Claire and related everything she said back to me. I was in tears at what he said, the memories of her and the tragedy that we could never be together. I also feel pain for my ex wife as I could not give her the love I had for Claire. A few years ago I re-married, a girl 10 years younger with dark brown hair and eyes, just like Claire's. But this was a disaster, I thought I was in love but it was not real, it was obviously just a way of trying to bring Claire back into my life. Alas I split again. Everytime I have heard the song and when I see Natalie's video (her features and the way she wore that hair short was so like Claire) I have a good cry remembering how we were both torn apart from each other. The words Claire spoke, those words my lost friend related to me, will stay with me forever. Claire was and always will be my greatest love, Steve my greatest friend, people will understand my emotions when I hear this song, the pain of being torn from both of them.

great song.. | Reviewer: ONCE | 1/20/11

Lyrically well composed..insrtumental and vocal..and a perfect acoustic intro...
Really grabbed my attention in high school. I had seriously fallen in love with a sweet boy who was my best friend..until I realized he really wasn't.. :/ I was just some trophy gf he had coveted after. Blech.. boys will be boys and given their predisposed nature they're bound to break young girls hearts...mine being fragile. His "holy light" exposed the constant lies, cheatings (dated my female bff..among others), and mind manipulations (convinced other males to loathe me especially those who took an interest in me) which left me "naked on the floor"...Yes. It is about rape. Emotional rape that is.

I love the Ednaswap CD Wacko Magneto | Reviewer: unknownpersonality | 12/16/09

I have the CD Wacko Magneto, which is the Ednaswap CD that this song is on. *dances around the room*

This song ROCKS.

Ednaswap is now one of my favorite bands. I love Ann Previn's vocals on this song, how you can tell that she knows what she's talking about. I also like how she has an alto voice, you hear way too many sopranos on the radio these days.

Anyway, this song is great, and I encourage everyone to check out Wacko Magneto and listen to the original version of this amazing song.

Torn was originally by Ednaswap | Reviewer: unknownpersonality | 11/21/09

I want to find a CD by Ednaswap that has this song on it, because the lyrics are so cool!

I don't watch music videos, because they ruin the images you get when you listen to the song.

That's all I want to say.

The Original Artist of This Song | Reviewer: Ace Kombat | 12/21/08

I would like to inform anyone who likes this that Natalie Imbruglia did NOT write this and I encourage you to listen to it performed by the original artist who actually lived through this and wrote her experience. Her name is Anne Preven (previously of the band Annetenna) and you can listen to her perform it here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Ze1lNWc54

Feel free to email me (please do) and let me know you checked it out if you enjoy it, because it makes me happy to know that Anne is getting at least *some* credit/exposure for this beautifully written masterpiece which was bought out by corporate america and sold to the masses via a poppy barbie doll who has no authentic understanding of such matters. Nothing personal against Natalie; everyone has to make a buck; but she could've gave more credit to the writer, don't you think?

wow | Reviewer: mysterious | 5/23/08

idk, this song is gorgeous. but your right the video does kind of kill it. it makes no sense' the lyrics are amazing. i think im going to give them to this one guy who has broken my heart so that he knows this is goodbye and he wont come back. i love music, theyre how i get my faith back. thanks for this beautiful song to add to my collection natalie/

the song that will remain a favourite for a long while! | Reviewer: Julian | 2/25/08

Im obviously male, and even though this song is sung by a female where she has been heart broken by a guy....i still seem to love this song....one of my favourites....its universal in nature and can be related across both the sexes. the most important facet of this song is that we are currently in the yr 2008....and the song was released in 1998 so still at 10 years down the track the song continues to be downloaded and listened to by many, thus showing its endless nature...


Good song, good singer and good video! :D | Reviewer: Roxy :3 | 1/24/08

Oh, I think the lyrics are just real.. it really happens.. when people change.. and you got torn.. natalie's voice is very sweet and expressive, so I think that is perfect for this song.. and the video is just the same.. simple, sad but true.. it happens, and everything falls like a TV set when the program is over.. Totally love this song! >:3!

Edna Swap | Reviewer: Mike | 12/29/07

Chang, the version that Previn sang on Howard Stern is by far and away the best cover. She wrote the song for her band at the time, Edna Swap, and sang it as it was meant to be heard. I downloaded the version from Stern several years ago and it's the only version I can listen to.

Sonwriter of "Torn" | Reviewer: shelly | 12/10/07

For Chang - the songwriter of "Torn" who performed on Howard Stern is Ann Previn. I agree 100%- her version is THE BEST and a million times better than Natalie Imbuglia. I wish Howard would sell a CD of live performances in his studio because there are a few that are AMAZING that you can't find anywhere else!

a classic from the 90's | Reviewer: Aura | 10/5/07

this a perfect song if you want to describe the 90's in music words. Natalie is perfect and she sang it like it was ment to be. this song remembers me my teenage, the 90's was my time and i really got i great one in there.
here from Dominican Republic.

This song is great bcuz it's the story of my life! | Reviewer: Natalie (but not Natalie Imbruglia!) | 9/24/07

Not even kidding!!!! It's the story of my life. And it's not about a grl who got raped!!! Naked in this case means exposed!!!!!
And don't watch the music video. It just ruins the song!
This song totally explains my life in every way!!!!!!! Listen 2 it once or twice and u'll understand what I mean! U may not know me but u'll definitely understand what I'm like and what I'm talking about!
ILY!

~Natalie*

just gr8!!!!! | Reviewer: tami | 8/31/07

it's just an absoulutely gr8 song!!!!!
the firwt time i headrd it i thought straight away that is now my favoroite song!!!!!
i could already sing it off by heart the next day!!!!!
and now only cause of that song and my voice mixed i had the ounohr to get asked to be in a band and now we are really good!!!!!! Thanx natalie luv from your tamar xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

deep and honest | Reviewer: janae | 8/19/07

beautiful song, natalie did an amazing job with it.
i can just cry when i listen to the lyrics, they're more than real; it's what people actually go through

I love this song!! | Reviewer: Sugus | 8/4/07

I've heard it on mtv! and it's a really heart-broken song ! i'm from Argentina! besoss!
aguante nestor en bloque!!:)


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