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Wicked Game
Song

Wicked Game

Chris Isaak
Album:
Heart Shaped World

Song meaning of Wicked Game by Chris Isaak, and what it is about


Isaak has stated that despite the song's common interpretation as a ballad about unrequited love, it's actually about "what happens when you have a strong attraction to people that aren't necessarily good for you" and was prompted by a call from a woman looking to set up a hook-up. Shortly after the call, he wrote it.


First released as a single in 1989, the song gained some notoriety when it was included in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart, which starred Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage. In 1991, it broke into the American top 10, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The song peaked at number one in Belgium and made it to the top 10 in a number of other countries.


Song lyrics of Wicked Game by Chris Isaak


The world was on fire and no one could save me but you

It's strange what desire will make foolish people do

I never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you

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

 

No, I don't wanna fall in love

(This world is only gonna break your heart)

No, I don't wanna fall in love

(This world is only gonna break your heart)

With you, with you (With you)

(This world is only gonna break your heart)

 

What a wicked game we 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

 

And I don't wanna fall in love

(This world is only gonna break your heart)

No, I don't wanna fall in love

(This world is only gonna break your heart)

With you

 

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you

It's strange what desire will make foolish people do

I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you

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

 

No, I don't wanna fall in love

(This world is only gonna break your heart)

No, I don't wanna fall in love

(This world is only gonna break your heart)

With you (With you)

(This world is only gonna break your heart)

With you (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

Release Date

1989

Songwriter/s

Chris Isaak

Producer/s

Erik Jacobsen

Label/s

Reprise

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