Tell her I´ll be waiting
In the usual place
With the tired and weary
There´s no escape
To need a woman
You´ve got to know
How the strong get weak
And the rich get poor

Slave to love
Slave to love

You´re running with me
Don´t touch the ground
We´re restless hearted
Not the chained and bound
The sky is burning
A sea of flame
Though your world is changing
I will be the same

Slave to love
Slave to love

Slave to love
Slave to love

The storm is breaking
Or so it seems
We´re too young to reason
Too grown up to dream
Now spring is turning
Your face to mine
I can hear your laughter
I can see your smile

Slave to love
Slave to love

No I can´t escape
I´m a slave to love


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  • +3
    General CommentNo comments? Wow. It's almost a sad, but yet really beautiful song. I love it.
    Crazy_Gurl711on August 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsad.....but trully beautifull song.
    BrazilianFanon February 02, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThe emotional impact of this ballad, like so many others by Brian Ferry, is truly enhanced by the concert and/or video medium. Unlike so many other music artists, the visuals definitely complement his vocal performance.
    rtduncan3on May 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery beautiful song when you are in love with someone. I am in love... I love you, Svetlana!!!!!
    Zeljaon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentVery interesting to read the comments...I think the song is about obsession...when that magic of attraction occurs...two people caught up in a feeling that they can't escape (i.e. Slave to Love). It's that semi-dream like state of two people who are crazy about each other and can't stop thinking about one another...the lyrics and melody add to the strangeness and beauty of the song. I would contrast this, however, with love... a stable, reassuring sense of connectedness.
    mikey14on July 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautiful passionate song. To me it describes perfectly that sensation of when you are so in love it hurts and it would kill you to be without that love.
    blueladyon October 30, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, love is a trifecta - deep love, sexual desire and a long-term attachment which this song represents for a man I'm deeply in love with and have been for 6 years.

    When we initially fall in love with someone, worshiping the ground they walk on and believing them to be the most appealing, intriguing and unique person "in the room" is perfectly normal.

    Eventually we will take our partner off of the "pedestal" after months and years of being together perhaps, but our love of them remains the same, still feeling a sense of “love blindness” where they are concerned and it doesn't fade, if anything it feels more solid and anchored.
    DianaPaigeon June 09, 2016   Link

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