"Lovetown" as written by and Peter Gabriel....
People go naked and pick up these trails
Someone before me laid down these rails
When it's loaded up too heavy,
this engine fails
In lovetown
I can't settle down
And do those teeth still match the wound
Take a good look around
In lovetown

Aaahha, aaahha
Looking in lovetown
Aaahha, aaahha
This is lovetown

Sometimes you're stormy water
on which I pour my oil
In each other's shadow
The roots reach into the soil
All these knots so tightly tied
We could not uncoil
In lovetown
No place to settle down
And do those teeth still match the wound
Take a good look around
In lovetown

Aaahha, aaahha
This is lovetown
Aaahha, aaahha
Looking in lovetown

Who's lonely lips will find these hidden scars?
Who's seen the kisses left in dim lit bars?
Who's out in the streets, looking for love like ours?
Who's looking in lovetown tonight?

Have you got what you want
Said have you got what you need
With what you did and what you saw
Did you find you needed more
Have you got what you came for
Are you really so sure
Are you really so sure

Looking in lovetown
In lovetown
Living in lovetown
Hey yeah yeah.


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"Lovetown" as written by Peter Gabriel

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    General Commentpeople dont stay together long because we use each other
    in a relationship or something like that.
    myston November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLike an awful lot of PG songs, I think this is about difficult and faltering relationships, in this case a couple who just stayed together too long and made each other miserable, when they should have split up long before and been happier.

    The key line, I think, is "Do those teeth still match the wound?" I wondered for years what that line meant, and eventually decided it refers to sinking your teeth into someone, refusing to let them leave, bloody-mindedly maintaining a relationship which is making one or both partners unhappy. The bite wound is still there, it hasn't healed, because you just won't let go.
    DexXon January 09, 2008   Link

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