To come undone

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Dulcinea, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Dulcinea Senior Member

    Italy Italian
    Hello all,
    can anyone explain the meaning of the expression "to come undone"?
    I heard it many times in many songs..

    I'd appreciate it if you could also post some examples.

    Tks!!!
     
  2. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
  3. Dulcinea Senior Member

    Italy Italian
    Thanks,
    another example is Madonna's "The look of love":
    nowhere to run
    nowhere to hide
    from the look of love
    now I've come undone

    I guess the last sentence is not connected to the previous three, right?
    It's a separate concept.

    Tell me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I'm with you - kind-of. The first three explain the cause; the final is the effect. So there is a logical connection: she is undone because there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from the look of love.

    I don't believe this. I have just done some kind of logical analysis of a Madonna lyric:eek: Where are the guys in white coats. Surely they are coming to take me away..........ha ha:confused: Funny farm, here I come.

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