"Love Is Coming Down" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Surrounded by people
A real heavy crowd
But inside I still feel lonely now

Should I get away
From the high heels so proud
Is there something different life can show me now

First chance - I blew it, I better start it all again
Second chance - Ooh, I knew it wouldn't be as easy as they said
Third chance - I'm cut up, life's like a razor's edge
Fourth chance - Ooh, I'm all shut up and I'm standing on the ledge

And I'm goin' down (I'm goin' down)
Goin' down (I'm goin' down)
Goin' down (I'm goin' down)
Ooh, down

I'm not a loser
But did I really win?
Can I afford to go through it all again?

I hope I don't sound
As immature as I feel
But when I get wise, I'll give you a call, my friend

First chance - I blew it, I better start it all again
Second chance - Ooh, I knew it wouldn't be as easy as they said
Third chance - I'm cut up, life's like a razor's edge
Fourth chance - I'm all shut up and I'm standing on the ledge

Now I'm goin' down (I'm goin' down)
Goin' down (I'm goin' down)
Goin' down (I'm goin' down)
Ooh, down (down)

Love is coming down on me, ooh yeah
Love is burning, teaching, turning out in me
Love is coming down, down
Down, down
Down, down

I'm not a loser
But did I really win?
I'm lookin' forward to doin' it all again


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"Love Is Coming Down" as written by Pete Townshend

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    General CommentGreat track. This is a very depressing song and it really shows. Townshend really shows his sadness and reflection early on and he is reverent in his situation; knowing that it happens and must happen. Yet, in the end, he refrains and ends up realizing that it is the bad in life/love that leads to the good by "lookin' forward to doin' it all again". Classic AABC AABC DA Format for any theorists out there.
    LeftyTownshendon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta mature sounding Who, and it almost seems Moon was being phased out, but unintentionally. This song would have also worked on Endless Wire.
    Flyersfanon November 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's such a plaintive song about reflecting on lost love and the loneliness that one feels after a relationship has fallen apart but their are still un-answerd questions.

    The sound of the music depicts an overcast rainy English afternoon in a 1978 West London...Fulham, Hammersmith, shepherds Bush or Acton perhaps.

    I love the conclusion to the song as it says that despite the fact that the last relationship ended in tears, I still believe in my self and won't let it stop me from falling in love again.
    BarnabyHugheson October 27, 2015   Link

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