"Labelled With Love" as written by and Chris/tilbrook Difford....
She unscrews the top from her new whiskey bottle
Shuffles about in her candle lit hovel
Like some kind of witch with blue fingers and mittens
She smells like a cat and the neighbors she sickens
Black and white TV has long seen a picture
The cross on the wall is a permanent fixture
The postman delivers the final reminders
She sells off her silver and poodles and in china

Drinks to remember
I made it myself the chimes of the clock and the dust from the shelf
Home is a love that I miss very much
So the past has been bottled and labeled with love

During the wartime and American pilot
Made every air-raid a time of excitement
She moved to his prairie and married a Texan
She looked from a distance our love was a lesson
He became drinker and she became mother
She knew that one day she'd be one or the other
He ate himself older drunk himself dizzy
Proud of her features she kept herself pretty

Drinks to remember
I made it myself the chimes of the clock and the dust from the shelf
Home is a love that I miss very much
So the past has been bottled and labeled with love

He like a cowboy died drunk in a slumber
Out on the porch in the middle of summer
She crossed the ocean back home to her family
But they had retired to roads that were sandy
She moved home alone without friends or relations
Lived in a world full of age reservations
A moth eaten object she'd say that she'd sod all her friends
Who had left her to drink from her bottle

Drinks to remember
I made it myself the chimes of the clock and the dust from the shelf
Home is a love that I miss very much
So the past has been bottled and labeled with love

Drinks to remember
I made it myself the chimes of the clock and the dust from the shelf
Home is a love that I miss very much
So the past has been bottled and labeled with love
The past has been bottled and labeled with love
The past has been bottled and labeled with love


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"Labelled with Love" as written by Glenn Tilbrook Christopher Difford

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    General CommentThis song is pure poetry. Nevermind the comments about it being cliche. This song far exceeds and country western song heard in the last 40 years. It's brilliant and I give Squeeze great respect for placing it on their album despite reservations. It was a hit in the UK. I actually never heard it until recently being from the USA.

    "She learned from a distance how love was a lesson." I mean, how brilliant is that?
    sandra1156on May 10, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is every old Country music cliche' wrapped up iinto a charming litle package.
    Angsty and melodramatic, with tongue held firmly in cheek.
    Zubbyon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song, which is Squeeze's only country sonf, pretty much contains every possible cliche of country songs. That said, it's a pretty good song, and an even better drinking song (like most Squeeze songs are it seems).
    ajax151on April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe "Mull of Kintyre" of the eighties. Truly emetic.
    badgerboyon May 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI've laboured under the misapprehension for years that the first line of the chorus should end in "I, me and myself"!

    Aside to that, another interesting song fact is that it very nearly didnt make the album cut. They didnt want to put it out on the album because of the country feel of it.

    Had it not been for Elvis Costello's persistence and insistence and cajoling as the producer of the album, it wouldnt have made the cut.
    stevehunt1on April 06, 2016   Link

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