"Speed Your Love To Me" as written by Derek Forbes, James Kerr, Michael Joseph Macneil, Mel Gaynor and Charles Burchill....
I couldn't sleep a wink last night
I'd love to hold on
Love to see the fires in motion
Love to feel a free world turn tonight

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love to me
Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love to me
She would like to make a wish
Twenty fourth cannot be this
He moved at the speed of light
Through the day and through the night
Fire from the flame of youth
Fire

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love to me

Just my imagination, just my imagination
You go to my head, you go to my head
With the flames that go higher and higher
And higher and higher and higher and higher
Over and over to me, speeds your love

I couldn't sleep a wink last night
I'd love to hold on
Love to see the fires in motion
I'd love to feel a free world turn tonight

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love to me

Just my imagination, just my imagination
You go to my head, you go to my head
With the flames that go higher and higher
And higher and higher and higher and higher
Over and over to me, speeds your love

Run till we come, until we be
Speed your love

You go to my head, you go to my head
You go to my head, over me.
Higher and higher, higher and higher
All across to me


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"Speed Your Love to Me" as written by Derek Forbes Charles Burchill

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    General CommentDeodata,lol yeah...the word 'speed' (the drug) was around back in 83. This is in my Top SM songs! To me it's NOT the words, but the EMOTIONS they convey. 'Cause lets face it, only JK really knows for SURE what his lyrics mean! Lol! This song makes me think of my first TRUE love! And how I would rush home from school just to see her! About how I would sneak out of the house to 'Speed My Love' to her. About how when I joined the service, I'd think about my first leave to get back to her. And how I eventually married her and am STILL with her. That's what sets SM lyrics apart from any other band in the WORLD. Their lyrics are all things to all people and I'm shocked that nobody has commented on any of these great songs.
    panamaniakon November 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJim was born in 1959, so he was 24 when writing this song. Maybe it is just an anthem of youth. He is still young and feels free(I'd love to feel a free world turn tonight). He is enjoying life, maybe drugs also play a role.
    He doesn't need to sleep or he couldn't sleep. He is just enjoying girls, (drugs), just the whole life. He is simply full of energy.
    Highlander24on October 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI actually heard this song for the first time last summer when I was spending the day with my boyfriend. It's almost like this song is the anthem of our relationship.
    Foxfaceon February 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe it was made in the period where Jim Kerr did lyrics by putting bits of this and that he heard somewhere, with no meanings whatsoever. Just for the sound of it.

    But he may also have begun to write political lyrics which will culminate two albums later. It feels like some kind of revolution or maybe it's just a love song. Then again, it can also be about drugs. Almost every artist writes about the drug they take, seems like a powerful inspiration there.

    One clue is 24th. Why this date in particular? Or is it her age. Or a street address. The video does not help a lot, as we are in that car riding the highway. Yes, there is definitely speed. Did they use that word in 1983 for the drug?
    Deodataon October 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he's saying basically that the feelings he gets from his girlfriend are similar to those he gets from amphetamines.
    finnegan63on June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me when Kerr is says "SHE" he is referring to cocaine. As for when "she would like to make a wish 24th cannot be this" He cant believe another day has gone by 24 meaning hours in a day. He couldnt sleep wink last night because he was holding the pipe watching the flames growing higher and higher. His love for speed or as he calls it speed your love to me.
    raymondsnorkon August 01, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI agree with the lovesickness. but it could (also) be more symbolistic. Think of the "I" as man and the "she" as earth. Speed is not amphetamine but adrenalin IMO
    thetroggon August 09, 2013   Link

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