"Your Love" as written by and John Spinks....
Josie's on a vacation far away

Come around and talk it over
So many things that I want to say

You know I like my girls a little bit older
I just want to use your love tonight

I don't want to lose your love tonight

I ain't got many friends left to talk to

Nowhere to run when I'm in trouble
You know I'd do anything for you

Stay the night but keep it under cover
I just want to use your love tonight

I don't want to lose your love tonight

Try to stop my hands from shaking

But something in my mind's not making sense
It's been a while since we were all alone

But I can't hide the way I'm feeling

As you're leaving please would you close the door?
And don't forget what I told you
Just 'cause you're right that don't mean I'm wrong

Another shoulder to cry upon
I just want to use your love tonight

I don't want to lose your love tonight

I just want to use your love tonight

I don't want to lose your love tonight
I just want to use your love tonight

I don't want to lose your love tonight
Use your love, lose your love, your love!


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"Your Love" as written by John Spinks

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  • +3
    General CommentThe more I listen to this song the more I love it, and the more I am confused about the meaning.

    Of course the obvious meaning is that it's about the singer cheating on Josie. However, and this may be me projecting my own experiences onto the song, I have always thought that it is less about cheating, and more about the temptation to cheat.

    In particular the line "Another shoulder to cry upon" after they have supposedly parted, has always made me believe that he did not end up cheating on Josie, for whatever reason, perhaps simply from not being able to go through with it, and instead settled for emotional comfort rather than physical. I believe that in the lines:

    "Try to stop my hands from shaking
    But something in my minds not making sense
    It's been a while since we were all alone
    I can't hide the way I'm feeling"

    He gets to the point of almost going through with the act but is stopped at the end and leaves deciding instead that she will be "another shoulder to cry upon" and that while he wants to use her love, he doesn't wish to loose it.

    As for the idea that there he is with a girl too young for him, I don't support this theory, I think it simply means that the girl he is speaking too is older and that he has always had a crush on her.

    Though this is simply my opinion and as I say could be me projecting personal experiences, regardless this is a brilliant song.
    BL4CKR1D3Ron March 13, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationHere's my interpretation:
    So this guy, whose girlfriend is out of town, meets this new girl and cheats on his current girlfriend. I think that part is clear. There are parts where I can kind of hear other things going on, for example,

    "I just wanna use your love tonight
    I don't wanna lose your love tonight"

    So, firstly, I think that he was trying to use this persons love for possibly selfish reasons, but ended up actually feeling things for her. He's saying that he didn't want any attatchments or strings, he just wanted to use her love, but then he actually fell for her, and he doesn't want to lose her now. My main reason for thinking this is because of the use of the phrase "use your love", which hints that it's not really sincere, at least not in the beginning.

    I think that there might have been trouble in his current relationship, and that he's maybe trying to get back at Josie for something? Maybe she cheated on him? I don't know. I just feel like, throughout the song, he mentions indirectly that he's dealing with a diffficult thing, like when he says that he has so much he wants to say, but later he mentions how he doesn't have many friends or anybody to talk to about it. And all of this is shown in other areas of the song. I really feel this meaning during this part:

    "Try to stop my hands from shakin'
    'Cause somethin' in my mind's not makin' sense
    It's been awhile since we were all alone
    I can't hide the way I'm feelin'"

    He's getting confused, wondering why he's starting to feel something for this girl who was just supposed to be a casual fling to hurt someone.

    "As you're leaving, please, would you close the door?
    And don't forget what I told you
    Just 'cause you're right, that don't mean I'm wrong
    Another shoulder to cry upon "

    Sad that she's leaving, trying to convince her to stay. I think that she didn't know about Josie in the beginning, and when she found out she got angry and left. Because he says, "Just 'cause you're right that don't mean I'm wrong" which to me, means that he realizes that she's right and that it was wrong to cheat on Josie with her, but he doesn't feel that being with her is wrong.


    Haha, that took longer than I expected. I'll be impressed if anybody actually reads all of this. Usually when I see an interpretation this long, I just think, "Ugh, that's too many words."
    TL;DR
    torikamilleon May 21, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningFor what it is worth, this is my interpretation of the song...

    The singer's girlfriend/wife is out of town. He's feeling lonely and wants a shoulder to cry on, so he contacts someone from his past. He knows that this person loves him. It seems like he has feelings for her too ("So many things that I want to say"), but believes her to be too young for him. He knows that he's not available for her long-term, thus the line "I just want to use your love tonight."

    It seems like they've gotten together before, and at one point his feelings for the person (and/or his guilt about what he’s doing) become overwhelming. ("Try to stop my hands from shaking. But something in my mind's not making sense. It's been a while since we were all alone. But I can't hide the way I'm feeling.")

    Once the singer’s needs have been met (sexual and/or emotional), his focus is on making sure that the encounter is kept secret. ("As you're leaving please would you close the door? And don't forget what I told you.)

    I take the line, "Just 'cause you're right that don't mean I'm wrong" to mean that the singer knows that the person is right in wanting more from the relationship, but feels that he is also right in staying with Josie.
    mandhicksoon August 28, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEveryone is assuming Josie is a girl. Ever see the movie "The Outlaw Josie Wales?" I am pretty sure that Clint Eastwood did NOT play the role woman.

    So, it could be that the singer's friend Josie is on a vacation...and he is inviting Josie's girlfriend/wife over...
    juliestlon June 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningC'mon guys. Are we really trying to make the singer/speaker "the good guy in love" in this song? The entire lyrics of this song scream a "quickie". "I just want to use your love tonight"- meaning he wants to use her and "I don't want to lose your love tonight"- meaning he will do anything to keep her there, i.e, cuddle with her, be romantic... anything to get in her pants. Josie is obviously younger so he is making the unnamed girl feel better about herself by saying he's always liked his girls older. He want to "talk"- meaning he will probably say stuff to her to make her think he wants to be with her or whatever it takes to convince her. "You know I'd do anything for you, We will keep it under cover"- he is making her feel important and also suggesting, "Hey, you know I think we should keep this under cover," because even though he is cheating on Josie, he doesn't want to break up with Josie. "My hands shakin'... can't hide the way I'm feeling"- He is ready and excited with anticipation as it seems she is giving in to him and he says, "hey, I can't hide that I have feeling for you," and this is where they do "it". As she is leaving he says, "As you leave me please would you close the door
    and forget what I told you/Just 'cause you're right - that don't mean I'm wrong/ Another shoulder to cry upon."- I get the image that he won't even get up to close the door because now they are done with the quickie he is lying on the bed relaxing. And as she is leaving, he is being a total dick to her saying, "Yeah, you're good but I don't want to be with you. I bet I am just another shoulder for you to cry on. Holla." Lol. That's what I get from this song. I can't see how this is anything about loving the older woman... The entire song screams he just wanted to get in her pants.
    shivalikaon October 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI actually love The Outfield,but I have never liked this song...
    emuInAmuumuuon May 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOK, my thoughts are similar

    Josie on a vacation, far away
    This guy is married / living with a much younger woman, she takes a break from him, maybe in an attempt to recapture her youth, an occasional fling with a younger man.

    Come around and talk it over
    Josie has had these vacations before, the guy is hurt and has called an old lost love/ girlfriend to talk, in the past she has offered to come over where they maybe share drinks, talk problems, kiss and embrace, and crossed the line into the cheating side of sleeping together. Realizing the emotions and the mistake, they have agreed to remain friends and talk, but the attrations are there and are strong.

    So many things I want to say
    The old, "if I had it all to do over again, I would choose you" and the "my wife doesn't understand me/love me" Wanting to tell her things that he should have said when they were together, and pour out his problems now.

    You know I like my girls a little but older
    The old girlfriend is about his same age and grew up to the same culture, a break from his young flighty wife, who likes punk rock or something

    I just want to use your love tonight
    I am lonely, I miss you, I want to hold you, see you, kiss you, and make love to you

    I don't want to lose your love tonight
    There isn't anyone else I can call, you are my only hope


    I ain't got many friends left to talk to
    goes with the above line, shes about it as far as old friends

    Nowhere to run when I'm in trouble.
    same thing, when Josie leaves, its the old friend; this guy probably gotten older and out of shape, so trolling in bars for one nighters is not going to happen, has no other social life

    You know I'd do anything for you
    Still a little in love with his old girlfriend, and would come to her rescue if needed

    Stay the night but keep it under cover.
    She's probably single/divorced/unhappy and he doesn't want the emotional aspect of their fling to be known, coaching her to keep it quiet for his sake and hers

    Try to stop my hands from shaking
    Excited and nervous about the foreplay and sex

    But something in my mind's not making sense.
    Something's wrong, guilt or the realization that she is using him for some unspoken reason instead of him using her for the short term

    It's been a while since we were all alone
    Remembering their last sleepover

    But I can't hide the way I'm feeling.
    His desire for sex has changed to love for her, she can't go through with the sex, because its all too deep and involved.

    As you're leaving please would you close the door?
    She dresses and leaves, he says it to actually close the door, but also meant we can't do this anymore

    And don't forget what I told you.
    Probably, "the I have always loved you" and "while we can't do this anymore, I will rescue you if you need me" type of departure

    Just 'cause you're right that don't mean I'm wrong
    Even if I can't have you, I will still love and desire you; she's right to break it off, but he doesn't think its wrong for him to desire her, since Josie (that slut) leaves him alone and denies him sex

    Another shoulder to cry upon.
    Both are still open to helping each other through marital problems, without intimacy and sex, though both know it might lead there.

    SOMEBODY ELSE brought in a "younger sister angle" that makes sense too. Younger sis fall for the older sis boyfriend, as she grows up into a woman he turns to her when older sis (Josie) leaves him hanging. The line "I like my girls a little bit older" something he said to her in the past, said in jest since she is now a grown woman and very attractive.

    CRAP..the more I think, the possibilities I come up with...I m just going to write my own song



    redlandfdon April 01, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHe's having troubles with Josie - probably wants to leave Josie for this older babe.
    They have had maybe one night together before - where something did or did not happen. (It's been a while..) Also he's calling her to talk it over - like- where to now?

    He want's to talk about his troubles - but if she stays the night - people will talk - so keep it undercover. They have a connection and talk all night.

    He makes a move on her and/or asks her to be his girlfriend - she rebuffs him in both cases - all he is is another shoulder to cry upon. The "you're right - I'm not wrong" line means She's right not to escalate with him because of Josie - but he's right that she shouldn't dismiss him for being too young - as he needs to talk and sleep with a mature babe people! Close the door please- means don't leave a trace someone stayed the night - but also remember the true love words I said to you.

    Many folks think he's a badboy - but a mack would not say PLEASE close the door, hehe. He's lovelorn throughout the song.
    novalison March 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about true love. It's about finding that special someone that you love to death and want to spend the rest of your life with. This song is my new theme song because I am in love with a girl and I will never cheat on her or play her. ever. ;)
    BagONadson July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthow do you get true love from that 'nads? to me it sounds like hes cheating on josie, but maybe im wrong
    indecisiveon July 15, 2002   Link

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