Wild – Catherine McGrath




The Experience: "But we're less than lovers and more than friends, and it's just killing me”. Wild takes us back to that awkward moment at the beginning of a relationship when each is trying to get to know the other more deeply. Made even more awkward when one of the two is still in love with their ex.



Music videoIn the video we follow Catherine through her first date with a new man who invited her out to a Cold Play concert and dinner yet keeps walking away from her to answer calls and texts from his ex-girlfriend. She likes him a lot, but just wants him to forget about the past and invest in the them of the present.

The Meaning of Wild: This song is a true story from Catherine’s life. After that date at the Cold Play concert she came home and wrote this song. Leaving behind an old love hurts, but sometimes we must close the doors to the past and give the new person in our lives the full attention they deserve. Both people deserve to have the full focus of the other so that there aren’t situations where you are “less than lovers and more than friends, and it's just killing me”. 

Ask yourselfDoes this kind of honest clarity exist in your relationships?

AlbumTalk of this Town (2018)

LYRICS:

It was a Coldplay concert on a Thursday night
You had a spare ticket
'Cause your girlfriend cheated and broke your heart
And you took it hard
I knew that it was far too soon to call it a date
But you took my hand and I swear something changed
‘Cause I felt the spark
But she still had your heart

And I wish that I could fix you
‘Cause she’s playing with your head
And I wish that I could kiss you
But we’re less than lovers and more than friends
And it’s just killing me

It was a Coldplay concert on a Thursday night
40,000 people with their hands in the sky
Standing by your side, I should have been singing
But wishing you were mine was all that I was thinking
But I knew you wanted her when you looked in my eyes
And you almost kissed me underneath the lights
And it should be me, stuck on your mind, taking your time
It should be me, stealing your heart, driving you wild (wild)

Every night we talk on the phone ‘til it’s far too late
But she always comes up in the conversation
I shouldn’t care, but you’re only halfway here
You say you’re over her, but you’re lying to yourself
‘Cause you’re looking in my eyes but you’re somewhere else
If you could just move on
I could be the one you want

And I wish that I could fix you
‘Cause she’s playing with your head
And I wish that I could kiss you
But we’re less than lovers and more than friends
And it’s just killing me

It was a Coldplay concert on a Thursday night
40,000 people with their hands in the sky
Standing by your side, I should have been singing
But wishing you were mine was all that I was thinking
But I knew you wanted her when you looked in my eyes
And you almost kissed me underneath the lights
And it should be me, stuck on your mind, taking your time
It should be me, stealing your heart, driving you wild

‘Cause a girl like that don’t deserve your love
And I know you know that it should be us
So if you’re giving your love to somebody
Well it should be me, stuck on your mind, taking your time
It should be me, stealing your heart, driving you wild

It was a Coldplay concert on a Thursday night
40,000 people with their hands in the sky
Standing by your side, I should have been singing
But wishing you were mine was all that I was thinking
But I knew you wanted her when you looked in my eyes
And you almost kissed me underneath the lights
And it should be me, stuck on your mind, taking your time
It should be me, stealing your heart, driving you wild

Wild, wild

review by Ryan Carlin
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