"Love My Way" as written by John Ashton, Richard Lofthouse Butler, Timothy Butler and Vincent Davey....
There's an army on the dance floor
It's a fashion with a gun, my love
In a room without a door
A kiss is not enough in

Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes, they'd put us on a railroad
They'd dearly make us pay for laughing in their faces and making it our way
There's emptiness behind their eyes, there's dust in all their hearts
They just want to steal us all and take us all apart, but not in

Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes
Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes

Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes, so swallow all your tears, my love
And put on your new face
You can never win or lose, if you don't run the race

Yeahhh, yeahhh, yeahhh
Aw ooh, aw ooh, aw ooh, aw ooh


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"Love My Way" as written by Richard Lofthouse Butler John Ashton

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  • +3
    General Commentyou kids are so cute!

    Yes, the Furs are and WHERE the absolute BOMB when they were in the new wave spotlight in the early -mid 80's... No one before, or since could rasp a tune like Richard Butler.. it's just his voice - and that added some of the mystery to his songs, I think..

    From an 80's kid, who lived part of his life 'underground' as we gay kids did in the early 80's, when being "out" wasn't as prevalent and easy as it might be today - this song struck a chord in us BIG time.. it was like a call to duty.. to "come out" .. to "Put on our new faces", so to speak.

    I can't attest to the absolute meaning of this song, but trust that since Richard Butler is a gay brother, too - it's definately about the "new way" of love that was coming into the fore-front in the 80's and making headlines as the AIDS crisis started dominating the headlines ...

    I always feel 22 when I hear this song again.. The Furs are by far my fave group of all time!
    Ritzytraileron December 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Furs have always been really hot when it comes to innuendo. I've always thought that nothing they do could or should be taken at face value. We have two references presented that ofer up the song as some sort of tryst between two lovers who never knew that they were destined to meet. Potentially to passers in the night who shared a part of their souls in a mere glimps. The song could also potentially be about the persecution of the Jews and Fascism. I'm not saying that I'm correct in this, but certainly there are parrellels that can be drawn.
    1." Army on the dance floor"- the goose stepping and posturing and the many parades held by the 3rd Reich
    2. "Fashion with a gun"- SS uniforms or something yet even more obscure such as the German masses being brain washed into believing that the corralling of the Jews by force, and intering them in camps was what needed to be done. Potentially something that was more than simply en vouge.
    3. "Swallow all you tears my love Put on your new face"- Don't worry about the morallity of persecuting your neighboor. Set those things aside and don the face of the New World Order.
    4. "They'd put us on a railroad They'd dearly make us pay"- Cattle cars and concentration camps.1
    5."In a room without a door a kiss is not enough" - Perhaps the mere moments before the inevitable gasses were released inside of the showers. Perhaps something worse.
    6. "Emptiness behind their eyes There's dust in all their hearts"- I can just envision the Jews looking out from their slatted cattle cars looking at the faces of their German neighboors watching them depart for the death camps.
    I'm potentially very wrong about the song, but I might be at least partially right.
    halcyon666on September 21, 2008   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think this song is about him singing to a girl (or whoever) who has had a lot of bad relationships, she is pessimistic towards relationships/love because other people have used her. This guy is saying I'm not like them, I really love you and care for you, take a chance on me.
    jasonmdarron June 30, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt really pains me to see so few comments on such a great song, yet a million on songs by bands like Hawthorne Heights, who haven't even close to the same artistic talent as these bands do..
    Anyway, this is such a beautiful song, and what Miss Darkk says sounds pretty accurate. i think it's about a person who falls in love with someone different than he's used to, and thinks "well, it's a new road for me"...
    but that's just me.
    XKick_Me_Im_EmoXon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSomewhere up there in music heaven, god got it wrong and somehow the Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds got switched and the wrong band went on to bigger and better things...damn you Kerr!!
    Josegaon April 25, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI came to see if anyone else had thought about the nazis when listening to this song. Although I thought about how the nazis also sent gays to the camps.

    There's a (baddish) movie about it, it's called Bent with Clive Owen in it, I instantly thought about this song when I saw it.

    I think this is one of the best songs ever written, love it.
    bischon June 02, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere was a video on youtube of the furs doing this live acoustic version of this and so many people were commenting how Richard's vocals sucked, how he was terrible, how he was off key. And I just thought you a-holes, listen to what he is singing, you are the ones he is singing about. The tight-assed little scaredy cats stuck in their one dimensional box. That is what this song is about and everyone here has touched on that in some way.
    batongalon May 30, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think that "the army on the dance floor " the writer probably witnessed , and was the usual large number of heterosexual couples at say , night clubs or pubs..

    " It's a fashion with a gun " means that this was accepted by mainstream society as normal, and threatened ( the gun) any attempt to vary it.

    " In a room without a door " I believe represents a toilet cubicle with it's door removed which decades ago was a response by authorities to deter homosexuals copulating in locked toilet cubicles. The most homosexuals could risk (without being seen ) as result of this would have been a kiss , otherwise they would have been exposed to ridicule. Hence , " a kiss is not enough ".

    " love my way it's a new road " I think is the writer appealing to his boyfriend to join him in exposing their love to mainstream society in order to pave the way for homosexual love to be accepted.

    I loved this song when I was a teenager and still do. I'll try to put more of my interpretations for this song here later.You could even figure it out using the approach I've started with.
    keifyon May 02, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was reunited with this song after watching 'The Wedding Singer' for the upteenth time and d/l it straight away. I adore it.
    xrachiexon June 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is just plain cute, classic, peppy material by some really talented dudes. underappreciated 80's new wave is the bomb.
    _maria_on April 08, 2004   Link

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