"Love's Not A Competition (But I'm Winning)" as written by Nicholas Hodgson, Charles Richard Wilson, Nicholas Baines, James Rix and Andrew Robert White....
I won't be the one to disappoint you anymore,
I know, I've said all this and that you've heard
It all before,
The trick is getting you to think that all this was your idea.
And that this was everything you've ever wanted out of here,
Love's not a competition but I'm winning.
I'm not sure what's truly altruistic anymore,
When every good thing that I do is listed and you're keeping score,

Love's not a competition but I'm winning
Love's not a competition but I'm winning
At least I thought I was but there's no way of knowing,
At least I thought I was but there's no way of knowing,
You know what it's like when you're new to the game but I'm not,
I won't be the one to disappoint you,
I won't be the one to disappoint you anymore

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"Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)" as written by Charles Richard Wilson Andrew Robert White

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    General CommentThis song is beautifully written, the lyrics (The trick is, getting you to think that all this, was your idea) suggest a controlling partner, who is being caught out by their partner, putting them under a new light.I'm not sure, what's truly altruistic, any more, could mean everything that was done in the relationship was not questioned before, but now that the spouse is trying to break free from the (mental shackles), new questions are risen that might not have been before, therefore putting a relationship under an uncertain strain (At least I thought I was, but there's no way of knowing). I think this track in particular has some 'Smiths' influence which makes for a good lyrical and musical track.
    Sorry if no-one gets what I'm trying to say this is my first review, thank you!
    wintersfellaon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first saw the tracklist for 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob'. this song immediately caught my eye for the name--traditional humorous Kaiser Chiefs.
    It ends up being one of my favorites. It may be bland, but it reminds me of the beginning reminds me of the Cure and i LOVE the tones used in it.

    i guess i can also relate to the song--a relationship that's just built on trying to be the best. haha
    UnCommonLoonon April 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rules !
    i first heard it on the home and away ad in australia,
    and i downloaded it.
    and its really reallycool.
    nicole.xon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWintersfella don't worry your review sums this song up perfectly. I was gonna post but you kinda took the words out of my mouth!

    I don't usually listen to the Kaisers. Don't get me wrong, they make perfect pop but it's a bit overplayed. However, this song caught my imagination. It's brilliantly simple and I can relate it to my own situation.

    Hope this makes sense: My x girlfriend recently moved out but has since realised this was a mistake on her part, but I can't have her back...She's a controlling character and will never take the blame for anything. So she has turned it into my fault but "the trick is getting her to think that all this was her idea", which it was! There is a massive internal battle of wills going on: she's trying to get back with me and, even tho I still have feelings for her, I can't be having that (i won't be the one to disappoint her anymore).. It's not a competition but I think i'm winning..at the moment, but there is no way of knowing. Love can thump you between the eyes at the most inconvenient moment! Keep you posted.

    She was also "keeping score", but not of the altruistic things I did, only the negative.

    I agree this could have been written by Morrisey. Simple lyrics but so ambiguous, pure poetry.
    motiv8on December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe guitars in this are awesome. The first time I heard it I almost cried.
    minimegooseyon April 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentParamore does a cover of this song. ITS AMAMZING
    thommmmmason December 13, 2008   Link

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