"Love Don't Roam" as written by Murray Jonathan Gold and Oscar Brown Jr.....
Well, I've roamed about this Earth
With just a suitcase in my hand,
And I've met some bog-eyed Joe's,
I've met the blessed, I've met the damned.
But of all the strange, strange creatures
In the air, at sea, on land,
Oh, my girl, my girl, my precious girl,
I love you, you understand.

So, reel me in, my precious girl,
Come on, take me home.
'Cause my body's tired of travelling
And my heart don't wish to roam. No, no.

I have wandered, I have rambled
I have crossed this crowded sphere,
And I've seen a mass of problems
That I long to disappear.
Now, all I have's this anguished heart,
For you have vanished too.
Oh, my girl, my girl, my precious girl,
Just what is this man to do?

So, reel me in, my precious girl,
Come on, take me home.
'Cause my body's tired of travelling
And my heart don't wish to roam.

Yeah, reel me in, my precious girl,
Come on, take me home.
'Cause my body's tired of travelling
And my heart don't wish to roam. No, no.

Well, you took me in, you stole my heart,
I cannot roam no more.
Because love, it stays within you,
It does not wash up on a shore.
But a fighting man forgets each cut
Each knock, each bruise, each fall,
But a fighting man cannot forget
Why his love don't roam no more.

Oh, reel me in, my precious girl,
Come on, take me home.
'Cause my body's tired of travelling
And my heart don't wish to roam.

Yeah, reel me in, my precious girl,
Come on, take me home.
'Cause my body's tired of travelling
And my heart don't wish to roam.

Yeah, walk with me, my love, my love,
Walk tall, walk proud, walk far,
For you know my love, you are, you are,
You are my shining star.

Walk with me, oh my love,
Walk tall, walk proud, walk far.
For you know my love, you are, you are,
You are my shining star, you are, you are.
Yeah!

Reel me in, my precious girl,
Come on, take me home.
My body's tired of travelling
And my heart don't wish to roam.


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"Love Don't Roam" as written by Murray Jonathan Gold, Oscar Brown Jr.

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  • +1
    General CommentA lot of Old Who fans have trouble believing that the Doctor fell for a Companion, and I don't blame them... looking at the past 8 Doctors they do seem very cut off and emotionally distant from their Companions.

    But the new series is better IMO. There's more emotion which makes it more realistic, and there was great chemistry between Rose and both Doctors. It was an extremely beautiful, moving love story - refreshingly sweet and innocent. Reading the lyrics of this song and the ones of 'Song for Ten' just makes me cry, knowing full well that Rose is gone forever.
    mitten_kittenon July 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMm, it *is* about Rose. The little leaflet that came with the soundtrack says so.
    I absolutely bawled when I first heard this. I love that it's such an upbeat song with such depressing lyrics. Never thought that would work, but it really, really does.
    hippiebanana13on August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song feels like it's about loss, despair, disorientation... Something the Doctor knows all too well. Nine was fresh out of the Time War, perhaps the most horifying, barbaric and nightmarish conflict of the universe, one that broke the fabric of time itself and spawned countless cosmic abobinations. Then, to end it, he had to annihilate not only the Daleks, but his own people, since they had become as twisted and dangerous a threat to the universe as their enemies. So he was very much in something close to PTSD when he encountered Rose - and it shows. You look at an ep like "Dalek", and you see the wrath of a broken warrior in the Doctor. She brought peace in his life, she was sweet, kind, honest, plucky and good-natured. Lots of fans absolutely despise the way their relationship deteriored, feeling like they presented her as some Mary Sue that was better than all his previous companions. But she wasn't. She wasn't perfect or better, she was what he needed when he was at his most vulnerable. More than loving her, he needed her, hence why he became so attached to her, perhaps more or at least in a different way than to his previous companions. And with her gone, he lost the one person that managed to fix him, make him smile. No wonder he was depressed. And that song shows it perfectly.
    karasu91on June 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentjust like in song for Ten it mentions that she is his star.
    but i dont really know who this is about, i would say Rose but he was never gona stay put for her. He was glad when he nearly did with Madame de Pompadeur tho... but i doubt it wouldbe about her, and it sounds to modern, it wouldnt fit
    i prefer song for ten but stil like it lots
    moogle301on July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment>he was never gona stay put for her

    He didn't need to. Rose was happy to travel with him forever.
    Palimpseston August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. id play it im my wedding
    Dave909on January 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan I just say that I LOVE this song? It's not only a good, fun song, but it's so utterly perfect for the Doctor and Rose. It is obviously, obviously about her. Rose is the only one the Doctor has ever truly loved. Well, I don't know about the old series, but I think ever since meeting Rose he will never be the same.
    It's interesting, like Song For Ten, it's a deceptively happy song. It sounds upbeat and catchy, but then you listen to the lyrics and it's about how the Doctor doesn't know how to go on, because Rose is gone, and all he wants is to be safe and happy, back with Rose. My favorite line is: "A fighting man forgets each cut, each knock, each bruise, each fall, but a fighting man can not forget why his love don't roam no more." The Doctor mentions in the Christmas Invasion that his new hand is a fighting hand, and he's a fighting man. He may be able to forget all of the death, all of the destruction he's seen, been a part of, or caused, but he can never forget why Rose is no longer by his side.
    I think that people like Mme de Pompadour were just mild infatuations, and nothing serious. I mean, can you blame the Doctor for falling about for Mme de Pompadour? She's beautiful, charismatic, and such an interesting historical figure. But the line "Oh, my girl, my girl, my precious girl, I love you, you understand" proves to me that Rose is his only love. She promised him forever, and that's what they both wanted. Forever, together, traveling the universe, through time and space.
    ForeverRoseon March 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI downloaded this today and was surprised how much it sounds like The Snake by Al Wilson. It's a complete rip off. Like it though.
    TheAlternativeRouteon April 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds a LOT like Al Wilson's "The Snake."

    Check it out:
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    What do you guys think?
    Parmenides320on November 30, 2011   Link

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