"They Are In Love" as written by and David Byrne....
She put the scar on the side of his face
When he disappeared for three days
And they say that they are in love
He took her cocaine when she was asleep
And friends say he gave half away
And they say that they are in love

Run away, run away
Run away before it's too late
There is danger but they will not see
If they're blind, then it's blind that they'd rather be.

This town's destroyed more than one friend of mine
Funny that they never leave
They say that they are in love
Some say it's rotten, some say it's wrong
Some say it's hard to believe
And some say that they are in love

Move away, move away
Move away before it's too late
And the lion sleeps with the lamb
Only love lets me forget who I really am

This land is small and it's cold and it's damp
But there's no place that I'd rather be
I know that I am in love
Ethnic divisions, screaming demands
A little bit like you and me
I guess that we are in love

Stay away, stay away
Stay away you might end up like me
It's the pain that keeps us alive
But that beauty is all that we need to survive
That damn beauty is all that we need to survive


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"They Are in Love" as written by David Byrne

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    General CommentLove this song, especially the ironic "We are in love--STAY AWAY" twist at the end. It's ironic, in a sad sort of way. "It's the pain that keeps us alive, but that beauty is all that we need to survive." Awesome closing line about pain making us human, I guess. Not sure what the "that damn beauty" part is driving at.
    THE!!!on November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have a couple views on this song. To start, it is a beautiful song.
    The first view I'd like to share is the use of "they" in the song. Because "they" can be viewed in two different meanings. "They" can mean the general public, or the two individuals in love themselves.
    And whose to say that "This town" doesn't mean on of the people in love. He could be in love with a buch of berries. But that's unlikely.
    After the line "Only love lets me forget who I really am" David replaces "They" with Me, or Us. So perhaps the entire beginning can be switched backwards. Think on it will you?
    TedMon August 11, 2008   Link

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