"I love You" as written by and Tanita Tikaram....
Johnny was a peculiar guy
Brough up on love and the reasons why
But the reasons why ought not to be said
And so I'm left hands held to my head

I love you
I love you
I love you

It's a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful thing
It's a beautiful, beautiful thing

Chances, changes are all that you have
As you take the hard stuff and lie on your back
The smoothness, strangeness
Fits like a glove
But the comfort of tease
Still rises above

I love you
I love you
I love you

But is it possible, possible, possible babe?
Is it possible for you and me?

Gold and waves and Betty Blue
Are the images that lead to the clues of why
I can't love you
I can't love you
I can't love you
It isn't possible


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"I Love You" as written by Tanita Tikaram

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    General Comment"Brought up on love and the reasons why
    but the reasons why ought not to be said
    and so I'm left hands held to my head"

    Johnny was rich, and brought up to believe that he needed to fall in love with someone with equal status and money, who would be his social match. A cookie-cutter woman.

    Johnny and the artist fell in love, and they tried to make it work, but:
    "Gold and waves and Betty Blue
    Are the images that lead to the clues of why
    I can't love you"

    Gold = money, waves = distance, Betty Blue = obsession.
    They were in love, but she was just so opposite to what Johnny's life could accept that in the end he left her.
    MemoryWakeon June 22, 2009   Link

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