It’s an elusive thing
This love of which you sing
What are we doing
What are we doing?
I will give you anything
Just please don’t stop singing
The world will stop spinning round

You’re such a lovely thing
But there is ice forming
Upon your pretty wings
What are you protecting?
I’ll give you everything
And you could wear this ring
But you only love me
You only love me when I’m leaving
You only love me cause I’m leaving
You only love me when I’m leaving
You only love me cause I’m leaving here tonight

You’re such a lovely thing
But there is ice forming
Upon your pretty wings
Why are you lying?
I will give you anything
Just please don’t stop singing
The world will stop spinning round

It’s an elusive thing
This love of which you sing
What are we doing
What are we doing here?
And I will give you anything
And you could wear my ring
But you only love me
You only love me when I’m leaving
You only love me cause I’m leaving you
You only love me cause I’m leaving
You only love me when I’m leaving here with you




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  • +1
    General CommentI guess she's frigid and cold and he's in love with her, but she only sings about it.
    pennycrayolaon November 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWith deVotchKa, more is said with the instruments than the words.

    The protagonist in this song questions the validity of her lover's song because she only expresses her sentiments at times when it is most appropriate. However, she is too care-free and recluse with his heart as he demands more from her yet she continually is loose with his love. She may in fact love her.

    Bottom Line: He needs to dump the bitch because she ain't giving him what he needs.
    sherbear2345on December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe doesn't love him.... But he loves her
    nunes89on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe doesn't love him.... But he loves her
    nunes89on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me the song is about a guy who loves a psycho. Every time he tries to commit, she pushes him away; but once they break up, she decides she loves him after all. But after they get back together, she grows cold and pushes him away again. He loves her deeply, but he can only have her when they're not together. So it's driving him mad, which is why the music sounds so crazy.
    cepsonon October 15, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe song says FUCK OFF. You can only "love" from a distance. Sex is for you...sex and nothing but sex. You just had to follow in the footsteps laid out for you; that's how free you are. Again, I'll wave up to you in another 10 or so years. I hope the music (and running between characters created) floats your old boat. Again, the song says FUCK OFF. I've become you in the happiness department. And I'm sick of it and of your excuses; promises broken; and lies.
    pocketfullofposieson April 12, 2012   Link

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