"I do it for your love" as written by and Paul Simon....
We were married on a rainy day
The sky was yellow
And the grass was gray
We signed the papers
And we drove away
I do it for your love

The rooms were musty
And the pipes were old
All that winter we shared a cold
Drank all the orange juice
That we could hold
I do it for your love

Found a rug
In an old junk shop
And I brought it home to you
Along the way the colors ran
The orange bled the blue

The sting of reason
The splash of tears
The northern and the southern
Hemispheres

Love emerges
And it disappears
I do it for your love
I do it for your love


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"I Do It for Your Love" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentThis is a wonderful song. It should be meaningful to anyone who went through a bad break up.

    "We were married on a rainy day
    The sky was yellow and the grass was grey
    We signed the papers and we drove away
    I do it for your love"

    The signs were there that the relationship was not going to work out. Many of us have been in that situation where you can see the trouble ahead, but go forth anyway. Why? Belief in the power of love. We operate under the assumption that love conquers all, despite the bad weather and the red tape.

    "The rooms were musty and the pipes were old
    All that winter we shared a cold
    Drank all the orange juice that we could hold
    I do it for your love"

    More admirable persistence in the face of adversity. Why? For love, of course.

    "Found a rug in an old junk shop
    Brought it home to you
    Along the way the colors ran
    The orange bled the blue"

    This rug, ostensibly an antique, turned out to be junk. "Along the way, the colors ran..." suggests that he thought it, at the junk shop, would be well-recieved. The rug was an antique at the store, junk at home - showing how making an effort can go unappreciated when love is over.

    "The sting of reason, the splash of tears
    The northern and the southern hemisphere
    Love emerges and it disappears
    I do it for your love"

    "The sting of reason, the splash of tears" - that horrible feeling of finality when it's over.
    "The northern and the southern hemispheres" - the realization that he and she were just too different to work.

    "Love emerges and it disappears
    I do it for your love"

    This is how it goes. Over and over again, we try until we get it right. All for the sake of love.

    I love Paul Simon.
    dark_nationon January 18, 2008   Link

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