"Don't Love You" as written by and Babatunde O Adebimpe David Sitek....
Oh simple girl
Oh foolish man
Trying to bend these lovers rules
Into a simple plan

Oh aching bones on sleepless bed
They toss and turn and roll away
From words unsaid

It's just that all that you were
Was all I could want
Now I can't trust your lover's tongue
Except to tease and taunt

It's been said best by you
Been said best before
But I just want to let you know
I don't love you anymore

Sad wakes alone
Cradling the phone
Knows that sullen silence
Is the meanest way to moan
But all that you were
Was all that I had
And we could not find a simple way
To work that simple plan

Oh aching bones
Oh sleepless bed
Toss, turn and roll
Away from words unsaid
It's been said best by you
Been said best before

But I just want to let you know I don't
Love you anymore

I just want to let you know
I don't love you anymore


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"Don't Love You" as written by David Sitek Babatunde O Adebimpe

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    General Commenti think that by summing up the idea of falling in love by calling it "a simple plan" is meant to be contradictory, because a relationship is anything but that. maybe tunde once went into a relationship with expectations of how a relationship should be and in the process of building his relationship things start falling apart. he shows that by comparing the past to the present:
    It's just that all that you were
    Was all I could want
    Now I can't trust your lover's tongue
    and maybe as time went by he started to "fall out of love" as he blunty states throughout the song:
    i dont love you anymore
    flourescentlightson November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agrre with the above commenty entirely

    this song is sumptuous
    strokesmanon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI see it as a after the breakup song. Notice the past tence on "all that you were, was all I could want" To me its a song after the breakup with the second verse meaning that hes waiting for her to call, but she won't. "knows that sullen silence is the meanest way to moan". So he can't sleep and finally stops loving her.
    Nocturnon June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, maybe he does see love as a simple thing, simple things aren't necessarily easy, especially when people make them complicated.

    "Trying to turn these lover's rules into a simple plan"

    Note that he says 'these lover's rules' refering to the groundwork laid out by the individuals in the relationship. Maybe relationships are only difficult when the two individuals aren't really suited to one another.

    Anyway, the song is definatley about falling out with a lover, but I like the way he uses the concept of nothing in the lyrics:

    "It's been said best by you
    Been said best before"

    and

    "But all that you were
    Was all that I had"
    suspectofsubtletyon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, maybe he does see love as a simple thing, simple things aren't necessarily easy, especially when people make them complicated.

    "Trying to turn these lover's rules into a simple plan"

    Note that he says 'these lover's rules' refering to the groundwork laid out by the individuals in the relationship. Maybe relationships are only difficult when the two individuals aren't really suited to one another.

    Anyway, the song is definatley about falling out with a lover, but I like the way he uses the concept of nothing in the lyrics:

    "It's been said best by you
    Been said best before"

    and

    "But all that you were
    Was all that I had"
    suspectofsubtletyon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is about a guy whose girl left him and now he waits up hopelessly for her to call again..

    "It's been said best by you
    Been said best before
    But I just want to let you know I don't
    Love you anymore"

    I think that the last two lines in that are what the girl had said to him to cause him to be in such a restless state. he cant believe that she doesnt love him anymore.

    The words that are unsaid is what he wants to tell her to let her know he still loves her, but he cant bring himself to say it
    scorpod14on April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is about a guy whose girl left him and now he waits up hopelessly for her to call again..

    "It's been said best by you
    Been said best before
    But I just want to let you know I don't
    Love you anymore"

    I think that the last two lines in that are what the girl had said to him to cause him to be in such a restless state. he cant believe that she doesnt love him anymore.

    The words that are unsaid is what he wants to tell her to let her know he still loves her, but he cant bring himself to say it
    scorpod14on April 12, 2007   Link

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