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    If your body matches What your eyes can do

    Hello all.
    Can anyone explain to me what the chorus of the song "Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven is about? I'm at a loss a bit.

    Well I’m not paralyzed
    But, I seem to be struck by you
    I want to make you move
    Because you’re standing still
    If your body matches
    What your eyes can do
    You’ll probably move right through
    Me on my way to you


    Who is "you"? Why does he want someone move? The highlighted part I don't understand altogether. Can you help me?

    The full lyrics is here.
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    Re: If your body matches What your eyes can do

    Unfortunately, I've just listened to the whole song and I hope you don't mind my saying that the lyrics are awful!

    1) The you is the person he wants to make love to.

    2) Because she (or whoever you is) is standing still, which has a paralyzing effect on him. (She is the 'Paralyzer'.) He also means he wants to have sex with her (i.e., make her move).

    3) My take is that he's talking about sex. He imagines that she'll be very good in bed. He just wants to get out of the sh*tty club and go somewhere to have great sex with her.

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    Re: If your body matches What your eyes can do

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I hope you don't mind my saying that the lyrics are awful!
    Not at all. I'm not sure I'd be ready to listen to an honest opinion about a thing I had written, but if you are criticising anyone else, I'm all for it!

    Thanks, Frank. Very helpful, as always.
    Last edited by GeneD; 12-Feb-2020 at 19:52.
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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