And have you ever seen a maestro furiously plucking at his strings
As to the woman of his dreams, he sings
Or have you rather seen the lights aglow with his head bent low and his song real slow
As he sings of his affliction from Cupid’s bow

And so you ask why I play my love song so fast
Is it because I think my love’s not fit to last
And why do I strum these chords with unduly haste
Because in this life we don’t have no time to waste

And have you ever read Petrarch’s eternal words indelibly on the page
He immortalized his love in a cage
Or have you ever seen the Mona Lisa sitting in the Louvre
Oh she’s beautiful alright yeah but can she groove

And so you ask why I play my love song so fast
Is it because I think my love’s not fit to last
And why do I strum these chords with unduly haste
Because in this life we don’t have no time to waste

And so often I’ve seen a man thinking he’s sacrificing for his wife
Working hard working so long for the promise of a better life
And for happiness now seems like people are looking around thinking
that it can be found if their salaries will allow just one more item
but what about happiness now

And now you know why I play my love song so fast
Cause I don’t give a damn if my love’s not fit to last
And I will play my chords with unduly haste
So my love can’t be traced and of life I’ll get a taste
So I’ll put down my guitar now let’s not let this night go to waste


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    General Commentspeechwriters are amazing - I wish more people knew who they are! I love the line about Mona Lisa in this song... This song is all about how everything in our world has changed. Nothing lasts anymore, especially love. We're all trying too hard to fill empty space with posessions and money rather than things that are actually important. I like how the chorus transforms too - it goes from a justification to a lack of caring... like he doesn't feel he has to justify it anymore, he wants to take advantage of the moment.
    muntimuson December 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcurious about Petrarch? he was an Italian poet of love, wrote some real gushy stuff, powerful though. The part about the man thinking he's sacrificing for his wife makes me really sad. It seems like it means so many people out there are wasting their lives. But who's to say I'm not? What's the difference between wasting and "taking advantage"?
    PS hi jenn, we appear to be the only people who care about these oh-so-sexy poet men, how's life?
    pinkmoon726on February 22, 2005   Link

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