"Addicted To Love" as written by and Robert Allan Palmer....
Your lights are on, but you're not home
Your mind is not your own
Your heart sweats, your body shakes
Another kiss is what it takes

You can't sleep, you can't eat
There's no doubt, you're in deep
Your throat is tight, you can't breathe
Another kiss is all you need

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

You see the signs, but you can't read
You're running at a different speed
Your heart beats in double time
Another kiss and you'll be mine, a one track mind

You can't be saved
Oblivion is all you crave
If there's some left for you
You don't mind if you do

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Your lights are on, but you're not home
Your will is not your own
You're heart sweats and teeth grind
Another kiss and you'll be mine

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love


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"Addicted to Love" as written by Robert Allan Palmer

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  • +2
    General CommentCreepy thing about this song, is that you can change "Love" to "Crack", and "Kiss" to "Hit", and it's the same fucking song.
    evinon May 13, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEvin....Good point. Could also be cocaine. "You can't sleep, you can't eat....You heart beats in double time." Could also change "Love" to "Coke" and "Kiss" to "Sniff."
    GreatRedSharkon May 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is in fact about narcotics and addiction. Palmer has even said as much in multiple interviews.

    This song is not about a girl. It's about drugs.
    Alastoron November 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou could substitute it for any form of addiction. For a fat kid you can substitute love for cake and so on and so forth.
    feelingiton March 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is very simple.

    It's not about drugs. It's just comparing addiction habits to being in love. And the comparison fits.
    AlonsoWDCon April 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPalmer stated in interviews in 1986 that the song was originally intended to be about drugs, it may have been in People Magazine when they interviewed him, based on his experiences while living in the Bahamas. He changed to "Love" because a song about drug addiction was too dark and because he felt that the overwhelming feeling of new love has some of the same attributes as drug addiction.
    FlairFan01on January 07, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow observant. Never thought bout that before.
    avescoon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my girlfriend - up until the 8th month I knew her she was obsessed with another guy, so I told her that if the title was 'Addicted to Loving Nick' it'd be about her.
    Lukasaon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentim watching thetube ( yes, 1 word) a channel that just plays music vids. i love most of it, some of it's plonk. Anyway, i always come here to the lyrics because i sing along to practice for voice lessons....
    is it just me or is this song VERY late-80s esque?
    stuck_in_paradiseon April 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank goodness someone else has noticed this. This has always bothered me how blatantly obvious this substitution is. An even more generalized acoutstically pleasing version would be to replace love with drugs and as you mentioned kiss to hit. It's hard to believe these lyrics are just a coincidance.
    ZacharyGon June 14, 2008   Link

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