"Not Ready to Love" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
I'm not ready to love
I'm not ready for peace
I'm giving up the dove to the beast
I'm not ready to surrender to another glove murderer

I'm not ready to love
I'm not ready to to fly
I'm giving up belief in the sky
So you can take my sin in up above on high, say goodbye

I'm not ready to love
I'm not ready to love
(Not ready to love, not ready to love, not ready to love
Not ready to love, not ready to love)

I'm not ready to love until I'm ready to love you the way you should be loved
Until I'm ready to hold you the way you should be held (not ready to love)
You should be held, but I'm not ready to
(Not ready to love)


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"Not Ready to Love" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General CommentIf peace is love + faith (as suggested in the first three lines) and he isn't ready to love, then all three notions make no sense to him at that point in time. In the third stanza he rejects the idea of faking anything ("I'm not ready to love. I'm not ready to lie." - so love is a lie? or he has lied about love in the past?) and hints that it's only a matter of time until he is ready. Presumably with love he also gets faith and peace, as they seem to go together.
    floodlineon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny because he said he wrote this song right before he met his now boyfriend, Jorn.
    spastic_kittyon December 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny because he said he wrote this song right before he met his now boyfriend, Jorn.
    spastic_kittyon December 19, 2007   Link

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