Background and writing::(I Just) Died in Your Arms


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Background and writing The actual words "I just died in your arms tonight" originally came to Van Eede while he was having sex with his girlfriend,<ref name="Bob">Bronson, Fred (2001). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6. Retrieved January 25, 2007.</ref> the French phrase "la petite mort", or "the little death", being a metaphor for orgasm. After writing down his version of the phrase, he later used it as the opening line to the song as well as using it as the chorus.

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