"Louise" as written by and Jo/oakey Callis....
When he saw her getting off the bus
It seemed to wipe away the years
Her face was older, just a little rough
But her eyes were still so clear
He drank his coffee and he hurried out
Across before she walked away
Then he approached her like a little child
Too scared for what he had to say

"Hello Louise,
Remember me?
Now should we part
Or stay awhile?
As if we were still lovers"

She took a moment just to recognise the man she'd known so well before
And as he started to apologise
Lose any bitterness she bore
She gently put her finger on his lips
To let him know she understood
And with her suitcase standing on the floor
Embraced him like a lover would

He told louise
"You look so good
It's just you see
You make me feel
As if we were still lovers"

It's not always true that time heals all wounds
There are wounds that you don't wanna heal
The memories of something really good
Something truly real, that you never found again

As if we were still lovers

And though they talked just for just a little time
Before she said she had to go
He saw the meeting as a tiny sign
That told him all he had to know

And so Louise
Waved from the bus
And as she left
She gave that smile
As if they were still lovers

It's not always true that time heals all wounds
There are wounds that you don't wanna heal
The memories of something really good
Something truly real, that I've never found again


Lyrics submitted by lauren_6_6_6

"Louise" as written by Ian Charles Burden John William Callis

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentOhhhh....This is one of my favourites - if not my favourite - in "Rudebox". I can see its related to "Ghosts" of "Intensive Care" and I adore it. It shares the same feeling, maybe less bitter. Seeing again that person that was so important to you so long ago...it moves you. Makes you wonder, "what if?", "Could it be?"...The spoken part, when he talks about wounds that simply don't heal, it sounds so sincere and made me burst in tears the first time I heard it. I love how Robbie manages to share that melancholic and a bit regretful side of him, it makes it so easy to us to relate. I'm still bleeding from a very old wound. Robbie, you broke my heart once again.

    In Robbie's words: "When I was writing and recording Intensive Care with Stephen Duffy, "Louise" by the Human League kept on being the centre point on what I wanted to achieve with the record. With Louise I remember when it first came out, and then I didn't listen to it for ages until the middle of the 90's. When I heard it again, it kind of broke my heart thinking of a period of time I had back when I wanted to make an album that would hopefully break a few hearts in 10/15 years time. Louise was the template for the Intensive Care album, so it seemed the natural next step to play homage to it and I think we've done a good version of it. I'd always wanted to work with William Orbit, I love my ambient melancholy."
    Gabigson November 04, 2006   Link

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