Perfume - Britney Spears

The Experience: I want to believe it's just you and me. Sometimes it feels like there's three of us in here baby. Despite all she's been through, Britney knows love is meant to be true, between two, and still wants to believe it...

The Video: Shots of Britney and her boyfriend are followed by Britney abbandoned - sitting on the bed, driving her car, but always alone - and her boyfriend reenacting the exact same scenes, this time with a different girl. The music video underlines the fact that love should be exclusive - Britney and her boyfriend are like halves of the same person: the video's cover shot shows them lying on a bed, with only one pair of clothing between them. He's wearing his jeans and she's wearing his flannel shirt. The new girlfriend never shares that intimacy, that oneness. She can't...

My Take: Love is meant to be intimate, and can't take betrayal. Have you been thinking 'bout her or about me. Britney asks herself is she just paranoid or insecure. But it's more. She's human. We all seek a love that won't fail us, that sees only me, that would do anything for me. The question is, am I willing to give such a love? Only then will I be able to find it. 

Ask Yourself: Am I willing to love my beloved without failing, no matter who else might come along? If not, can I demand such a love?


LYRICS:

Do I imagine it, or do I see your stare
Is there still longing there?
Oh I hate myself, and I feel crazy
Such a classic tale
Current girl friend, ex girlfriend, I'm trying to be cool
Am I being paranoid, am I seeing things?
Am I just insecure?

I want to believe
It's just you and me
Sometimes it feels like there's three
Of us in here baby

So I, wait for you to call
And I try to act natural
Have you been thinking 'bout her or about me
And while I wait I put on my perfume, yeah I want it all over you
I gotta mark my territory

I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells my perfume
I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells your perfume
I hide it well, hope you can't tell but I hope she smells my perfume
I hide it well, hope you can't tell but I hope she smells my perfume

I wanna fill the room, when she's in it with you
Please don't forget me
Do I imagine it, or catch these moments
I know you got history

But I'm your girlfriend, now I'm your girlfriend trying to be cool
I hope I'm paranoid, that I'm just seeing things
That I'm just insecure

I want to believe
It's just you and me
Sometimes it feels like there's three
Of us in here baby

So I, wait for you to call
And I try to act natural
Have you been thinking 'bout her or about me
And while I wait I put on my perfume, yeah I want it all over you
I gotta mark my territory

I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells my perfume
I'll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells your perfume
I hide it well, hope you can't tell but I hope she smells my perfume
I hide it well, hope you can't tell but I hope she smells my perfume

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