"Love Turns 40" as written by and Vienna Teng....
She's holding a secret that she'll never tell
She's holding a secret that she'll never tell
Cause the myth is not supposed to retire
We'd rather it lit itself on fire
Or overdosed in a four star hotel

She's holding a truth that she'll never reveal
She's holding a truth that she'll never reveal
Cause truth this time is an ugly child
And mother and daughter may reconcile
But their faces will never heal

Don't go, she says, but he's sleeping
She says it to herself
Don't go, she sees herself rising
Packing her suitcase with all of her shoes
But something keeps you faithful
When all else in you turns and runs
Love turns 40

The morning comes

She's holding a secret that she'll never tell
She's holding a secret that she'll never tell
Because we were once cinema gods in the night
Now all we've got is lunch hour light
Where nothing photographs well

Don't go, she says, but he's sleeping
She says it to the dark
Don't go, she sees herself rising
Dressing in silence for nothing to lose
But something keeps you faithful
When all else in you turns and runs
Love turns 40

The morning comes



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"Love Turns 40" as written by Vienna Teng

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    General CommentI think it's about how people don't expect relationships to last long but the woman in the song defied all expectations, even if she isn't the youthful "celebrity" (by celebrity, I mean how when people are younger, they can do more stupid things and get away with it) she was.
    sheela_lon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about a woman who's past 40 and thinks about running away from her husband when he's sleeping but she can't do it because she's got family obligations. something keeps you faithful when you're 40 and married.
    subwaybuskeron January 16, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI don't think that the "love turns 40" means she's forty, I'm pretty sure it's referring to how long her and her husband have been married. Then again, that WOULD indicate that she's well over 40 wouldn't it. :) lol
    DoeADeeron September 03, 2010   Link

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