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Obsessions artwork
Marina and the Diamonds
The Family Jewels
Released February 14, 2009
Format Digital download, "7, CD (with album)
Length 3:38
Label Neon Gold
Writer Marina Diamandis
Producer Liam Howe
Single information
B-side ""Mowgli's Road""
Single release February 14, 2009
Video release December 25, 2008
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The Family Jewels track listing
"Obsessions" is track number 6.
Previous track
"Mowgli's Road"
Next track
"Hollywood"

"Obsessions" is a single by Marina and the Diamonds on her first studio album, The Family Jewels.

Background and meaningEdit

Diamandis talked about the meaning of Obsessions saying: "Sonically it's very bare and exposed, it was my first single, it's about a relationship, but as with other songs it's about two or three different stories and things, everyone does have obsessions, that's why I think people would relate to this song very early on." [1]

LyricsEdit

Sunday, wake up, give me a cigarette
Last night's love affair is looking
Vulnerable in my-y-y bed silk
Sheet, blue dawn, Colgate, tongue warm

Won't you quit your crying? I can't sleep
One minute I'm a little sweetheart
And next minute you are an absolute creep

We've got obsessions
I wanna wipe out all the sad ideas
That come to me when I am holding you
We've got obsessions
All you ever think about are sick ideas
Involving me, involving you

Supermarket, oh what packet of crackers to pick?
They're all the same, one brand, one name
But really they're not! Look, look, just do something
Quick, people are staring, time to go quick in
Skin is on fire, must do something, something, something
Pressure overwhelming, next minute I am turning
Out of the door facing one week without food
A day, a day when things, things are pretty bad
But don't let it make you feel sad
The crackers were probably bad luck anyway

Can't let your cold heart be free
When you act like you've got an OCD

We've got obsessions
I wanna erase every nasty thought
That bugs me every day of every week
We've got obsessions
You never told me what it was that made you strong
And what it was that made you weak

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We've got obsessions
I wanna erase every nasty thought
That bugs me every day of every week
We've got obsessions
You never told me what it was that made you strong
And what it was that made you weak
(We've got obsessions)
That made you weak, made you weak, made you weak
(We've got obsessions)
Made you weak, made you

Sunday, wake up, give me a cigarette
Last night's love affair is looking vulnerable again

VideosEdit

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "OBSESSIONS"-003:31

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "OBSESSIONS"-0

Premiere February 16, 2008
Filmed TBA
Director Tim Brown
Producer TBA
Production co TBA
Exec. producer TBA
Editor TBA
Choreographer TBA
Length 3:30
Source

The video is directed by Tim Brown and was shot over a few days in November 2008. The video finds Marina meticulously constructing a large metal structure, slowly building towards a climactic reveal in the clip's finale.

It was released onto YouTube on 25 December 2008.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Marina & the Diamonds - Huw Stephans The Family Jewels Interview

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