You put your love upon me
Though I was but poor
We lived a twisted little fairy story
Up on the 5th Floor

I said you can have my love for a song all right
But don’t hold it up to the light
Oh loveless
My loveless love

I can’t give you anything but love
(Love for loves own sake)
It’s like a message from above
(All the love we make)
Watch out for those foreign girls
(They never seem to make much sense)
Mistake my plastic beads for pearls
(We’ll leave all life’s pretence)

Don’t you walk down lonely streets
Under darkened skies
Come on up with me to my lonely retreat
I will sing you lullabies
We string it up and string it along
And listen to those old time songs
And make believe that they were written for you and me

I can give you anything but love
(Love for loves own sake)
It came like a message from above
(All the love we make)
Watch out for those foreign girls
(They never seem to make much sense)
Mistake my plastic beads for pearls
(We’ll leave all life’s pretence)

If you still love me
By morning
Oh you’ll find me waiting in the garden
By the cherry blossom tree
Bring tin cups of wine and cigarettes
Come to me in pirouettes
My darling
Save all your love for me

I can’t give you anything but love
(Love for loves own sake)
It came like a message from above
(All the love we make)
You watch out for those modern girls
(Who never seem to make much sense)
Mistake my plastic beads for pearls
(In a world of innocence)

I will sing you lullabies in all your dreams
(If you tell me that you will)
I’ve seen those dirty magazines
(And I got my cheap thrills)

I can’t give you anything but love
Was that that sweet old song
That you sung when I held you in my arms
I can give you anything but love

I can give you anything but love


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    General Commenti love this song
    actually legs 11 is my favourite all the songs from it are fabtastic
    cobain_grrrlon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a really sweet song, I love:

    "If you still love me
    By morning
    Oh you’ll find me waiting in the garden
    By the cherry blossom tree
    Bring tin cups of wine and cigarettes
    Come to me in pirouettes
    My darling
    Save all your love for me"

    Oh and "come on up to my lonely retreat , i will sing you lullabies"

    *sigh*

    Oh and I love the bit about the "twisted little fairy story", gives it a slightly harsher edge, so it's sweet without being too sweet if you know what i mean, there's some realism there.
    Hannah87on July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMistake my plastic beads for pearls
    (In a world of innocence) is one of my favourite lines ever... and it has that magical libs touch where they can write a really sweet line like 'I will sing you lullabies in all your dreams' and in a matter of seconds turn it into something sordid ("I’ve seen those dirty magazines and I got my cheap thrills")

    perfection.
    chehamsteraon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"You put your love upon me though I was but poor"
    I beg you to find me a sweeter lyric .
    DeathOnTheStairson August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe sweetest lib song!!
    cuteweirdon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLegs 11 sessions were fucking FANTASTIC. I like those songs better than most of their album songs actually. But maybe it's just that I've listened to those albums too many times... as if that were possible haha.

    Oh my... this song is so great. It makes me die a little.
    whackedtollieon February 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else think that
    'If you still love me
    By morning
    Oh you’ll find me waiting in the garden
    By the cherry blossom tree
    Bring tin cups of wine and cigarettes
    Come to me in pirouettes
    My darling
    Save all your love for me'
    sounds very very queen?

    love this song
    anything-but-loveon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else think that
    'If you still love me
    By morning
    Oh you’ll find me waiting in the garden
    By the cherry blossom tree
    Bring tin cups of wine and cigarettes
    Come to me in pirouettes
    My darling
    Save all your love for me'
    sounds very very queen?

    love this song
    anything-but-loveon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe music bit of it i meant btw
    anything-but-loveon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know where I could download the legs 11 sessions?
    paddypooheadon January 06, 2009   Link

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