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Torn is a song written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven and Phil Thornalley in 1993. It was first recorded that year by Danish singer Lis Sørensen, and again two years later by Cutler and Preven's American alternative rock band Ednaswap.

"Torn" is best known as Australian pop singer Natalie Imbruglia's 1997 debut single.

In 2010, One Direction performed the song during the Judge's House stage of the competition, and during the Final of X Factor Series 7 Live Shows.

In 2015, One Direction performed the song at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

Background

"Torn" was written in 1993 as a solo song for Preven. Cutler and Preven's band Ednaswap performed it live.

The first recording of the song was in 1993 by the Danish singer Lis Sørensen as "Brændt" (Burned).

Ednaswap released a recorded version in 1995. The song followed the single "Glow" from their eponymous debut album.

The song has been covered several times by different artists.

Lyrics

I thought, I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around and he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry

Well, you couldn't be that man I adored
You don't seem to know
Seem to care what your heart is for
But I don't know him anymore

There's nothing where he used to lie
The conversation has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's fine, I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You're a little late, I'm already torn

So I guess the fortune teller's right
Should have seen just what was there
And not some holy light

It crawled beneath my veins
And now I don't care, I had no luck
I don't miss it all that much
There's just so many things
That I can touch, I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You're a little late, I'm already torn, torn

There's nothing where he used to lie
My inspiration has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's right, I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on this floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I'm ashamed
Bound and broken on the floor
You're a little late, I'm already torn, torn

Performance

One Direction's X Factor Judges' Houses Performance (Full Version)

One Direction's X Factor Judges' Houses Performance (Full Version)

Xfactor

Xfactor

One Direction - Torn (Natalie Imbruglia cover in the Live Lounge)

One Direction - Torn (Natalie Imbruglia cover in the Live Lounge)

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