"Ain't No Cure for Love" as written by and Leonard Cohen....
I loved you for a long, long time
I know this love is real
It don't matter how it all went wrong
That don't change the way I feel
And I can't believe that time is
Gonna heal this wound I'm speaking of
There ain't no cure, there ain't no cure, there ain't no cure for love

I'm aching for you baby
I can't pretend I'm not
I need to see you naked
In your body and your thought
I've got you like a habit
And I'll never get enough
There ain't no cure, there ain't no cure, there ain't no cure for love

(There ain't no cure for love)
(There ain't no cure for love)
All the rocket ships are climbing through the sky
The holy books are open wide
The doctors working day and night
But they'll never ever find that cure for love
(There ain't no drink, no drug) ah, tell them, angels
(There's nothing pure enough to be a cure for love)

I see you in the subway and I see you on the bus
I see you lying down with me, I see you waking up
I see your hand, I see your hair
Your bracelets and your brush
And I call to you, I call to you
But I don't call soft enough
There ain't no cure, there ain't no cure, there ain't no cure for love

I walked into this empty church, I had no place else to go
When the sweetest voice I ever heard whispered to my soul
I don't need to be forgiven for loving you so much
It's written in the scriptures
It's written there in blood
And I even heard the angels declare it from above
There ain't no cure, there ain't no cure, there ain't no cure for love

(There ain't no cure for love)
(There ain't no cure for love)
All the rocket ships are climbing through the sky
The holy books are open wide
The doctors working day and night
But they'll never-ever find that (cure for love), that cure for love
(That cure for love)
(There ain't no cure for love)
(No cure for love, there ain't no cure for love)


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"Ain't No Cure for Love" as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General CommentThis song brings a new interpretation on what it means to be love-sick, as Cohen and his choir confirm that the ache of love can never be "cured.". The ache for an old love is beautifully written in this song, an ache so deep that he needs to see her naked in "body and thought;" love is not lust in this song by any means, but both a bodily and spiritual connection. Religious themes are included in this song, as the holy books even confirm that there "ain't no cure" for the aching of a lost love, or even love that has been found. The last 2 stanzas have an interesting take on the wisdom of certain parts of scripture, which seem to aver the timeless aching of love rather than the "doctors" who seem to be trying to find its cures. Cohen doesn't take the term "doctors" literally, but rather uses it to represent that optimistic scientific spirit that pretends it can find cures for all our aches, even the very one that by its nature is timeless for humans: the unquenchable longing for love.
    jmax1983on September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat is the meaning of this song?
    What is the meaning of life?
    What is the meaning of existence?
    There cannot be a meaning, a meaning is a reason, a cause,
    and a cause is always part of the existence:
    As it cannot be its cause, being a part,
    therefore there cannot be a reason for existence.

    But sometimes...maybe only when you are in love,
    you feel it.
    You seem to catch it.
    And you know -somehow you know it-
    it has no reason, it is because of it itself.

    But why only when you are in love?

    I just stay with the title of this song:
    There cannot be a cure for what gives meaning to your existance.
    Love wraps you. It if doesn't wrap you, it is not love.
    And it doesn't have the effect of giving you the absolute meaning of existance.

    Why it needs a cure? Because once you've seen it,
    you can never forget it, given it is the meaning of your existance.
    I wraps you, so it wraps your memory also. So you cannot forget.

    You will never stop to desire, by definition it wraps your desire.
    And you will never get there, by definition, it determines your actions.
    You are there, but you cannot see it or think it,
    because the instrument to watch it is coarser than the absolute.
    That's why it's a pain you can't give up and can't stop wanting to give up. It wraps both.
    You don't want to be cured. You know you cannot cure.

    That's why there ain't no cure for love.
    trackon November 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm aching for you baby
    I can't pretend I'm not
    I need to see you naked
    In your body and your thought
    I've got you like a habit
    And I'll never get enough
    There ain't no cure,
    There ain't no cure,
    There ain't no cure for love


    this part is about longing for a past lover/ very powerful lyrics!
    backyon December 28, 2009   Link

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