"Count On My Love" as written by and Phair/shanks....
Don't know where we'll be tomorrow
But we'll beg and borrow everything we need
You are standing next to me, Where I want to be
Is anywhere you are

Some day if we never said it
We might live to regret it
Come on, don't let us slip away in a daze

You can count on my love
An umbrella when it's raining
When you feel your hope is fading
You can count on my love

Blue eyes, bluer than the blue sky
Smiling down like sunshine
Everywhere you are
For you, I only want the best
You only have to ask
And I'll be there for you

Some day if we never said it
We might live to regret it
Come on, don't let us fade away in a haze

You can count on my love
An umbrella when it's raining
When you feel your hope is fading
You can count on my love
With me you'll feel protected
And you'll never be rejected
You can count on my love

You go through your whole life waiting
But you don't know what you're waiting for
One day you'll meet somebody
And your whole world now is an open door

You can count on my love
You can count on my love
An umbrella when it's raining
When you feel your hope is fading

You can count on my love
With me you'll feel protected
And you'll never be rejected
When you need a friend to lean on

You know you never need a reason
To count on my love
Count on my love
You can count of my love


Lyrics submitted by sparklefairy

"Count on My Love" as written by John Shanks Liz Phair

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    General Commenti guess the lyrics r ok but jesus the music...she can hardly reach that note, not that it would all that much better if she did. whatever happenned to her additude? her shocking sex songs? originality anyone? my world has been CAPITOLIZED
    coolnuts5on November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI prefer her new image and "attitude" to the previous one.

    Anyway this is a good, radio friendly song.
    SMUSER17185761on June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAm umbrella when it's raining? Really? Jesus.
    androgybunnyon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds country
    chickennnnn135on July 15, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionIt is a bit corny at some points, but I think the line, "Someday, if we never said it/ We might live to regret it." makes up for it. That's just a brilliant line and so powerful.
    SupahManDudeon January 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNobody seems to have a question about the basic meaning, specifically, who is the "you" to whom Phair is singing? I suppose most people think it's a guy with whom she's having a romantic relationship. But I'm wondering whether it could be her son. The lines "With me you'll feel protected / And you'll never be rejected" sound more like a parent's love for a child than romantic love. "One day you'll meet somebody", in this tone and context, suggests she's saying that will be a good thing, as opposed to the end of their relationship. And how old is "you"? The line "your whole world now is an open door" suggests someone young, probably pre-college. Last, could the lines "You go through your whole life waiting / But you don't know what you're waiting for" be a reference to the experience of becoming a mother adding a new depth and dimension to her life, and saying that one day he will experience the same thing?

    Oh, and obviously, this is not Exile in Guyville, or for that matter Whip Smart or Whitechocolatespaceegg. All the same, this is an enjoyable song, albeit much lighter and less (on the whole) bitter than her early work. I don't think radio-friendly and smart / incisive / witty / intriguing/ sharp / deep / different / etc. HAVE TO BE mutually exclusive. Maybe we can just pull for Phair a little, and hope that she can deliver another album truly worthy of Guyville's legacy (which is NOT to say it has to have the same style or outlook)? In the meantime, if she thinks the way to get a little economic security for her son is to put out some Avril-esque music, maybe that's the responsible, if possibly artistically painful, thing for a single mother to do.
    NAwlinsContrarianon December 06, 2009   Link

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