"A Soft Seduction" as written by and David Byrne....
The words of love
Are not enough
Though sweet as wine
As thick as blood
Passionless moments
And we are homeless
Out on the street

But life is cool
And things aren't bad
Got what he wants
Lost what he had
He soon adjusted
And got accustomed
To these new ways

Blame God, how can you lose?
Singing such sweet Rhythm and Blues
Strange days, she said to me
Being in love ? don't mean you're free

But night reveals
What daytime hides
Who lingers on
Who sleeps outside
A soft seduction
A strong attraction
Somewhere downtown

A junkie's song
A dancer's knees
The laws of chance
Strange as it seems
Take us exactly
Where we most likely
Need to be

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"A Soft Seduction" as written by David Byrne

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    General CommentTo me, the overall message here is that what will be, will be. We can't blame our lot on God- it's all a matter of chance. We should accept the random good and bad our decisions have brought us, and carry on.
    Waffles McCoyon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song grabs me - the music, the lyrics, its a work of art!

    The lyrics seem like "collected qoutes and wisdoms", such as "the laws of chance, strange as it seems, take us exactly where we most need to be". Still, the music is right for the lyrics.

    Also, I have a question - The recorded version is NOT "Being in Love don't mean you're free", its more like "Being in love, on the water" but I cannot make it out very well. Any ideas?

    Karlinon October 24, 2010   Link

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