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HIM - Wicked Game (Originally by Chris Isaak)


HIM - Wicked Game - Meaning of the song


"Wicked Game" is a song by American rock musician Chris Isaak, released from his third studio album, Heart Shaped World (1989). Despite being released as a single in July 1989, it did not become a hit until it was featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart. Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who loved David Lynch films, began playing the song, and it quickly became an American top-10 hit in January 1991, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first hit song of Isaak's career. The single became a number-one hit in Belgium and reached the top 10 in several other nations.


"Wicked Game" has been covered by many other artists and been featured in numerous movies and television series and advertisements, so much so that Dazed magazine questioned whether it might be the most influential love song in modern music.


Although it is often interpreted as a ballad about unrequited love, Isaak has said that the song was inspired by a telephone call from a woman seeking to arrange a casual sexual liaison and is about "what happens when you have a strong attraction to people that aren't necessarily good for you".

It was written shortly after the call.


Wicked Game - Lyrics


World was on fire

No one could save me but you

It's strange what desire

Will make foolish people do


I'd never dreamed that I'd need somebody like you

And I'd never dreamed that I'd need somebody like you


No, I wanna fall in love

This world is only gonna break your heart

No, I wanna fall in love

This world is only gonna break your heart

With you


This world is only gonna break your heart


What a wicked game to play

To make me feel this way

What a wicked thing to do

To let me dream of you


What a wicked thing to say

You never felt this way

What a wicked thing to do

To make me dream of you


No, I wanna fall in love

This world is only gonna break your heart

No, I wanna fall in love

This world is only gonna break your heart

With you


World was on fire

No one could save me but you

It's strange what desire

Will make foolish people do

No, and I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you

I'll never dream that I lose somebody like you, no


No, I wanna fall in love

This world is only gonna break your heart

No, I wanna fall in love

This world is only gonna break your heart

With you


This world is only gonna break your heart

No, I

This world is only gonna break your heart

This world is only gonna break your heart


Nobody loves no one

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