Our love is sweeter than strings
Our love is thicker than angel wings

But still sometimes I can't believe you're real
It's just that I've got diamonds in my eyes for you

Our love is simple
Our love is crystal

But still sometimes you cannot help yourself
You step outside and hear bells ringing
For you, for you

Trying my best to love you
Trying my best to love you
Trying my best to love you
They make it so hard on us, baby
It's so hard on us, baby

I want you back my baby
I want you back in my arms
I want you back right now
They make it so hard on us, baby
It's so hard on us, baby

Trying my best to love you
Trying my best to love you
Trying my best to love you
They make it so hard on us, baby
It's so hard on us, baby
It's so hard on us, baby
It's so hard on us, baby


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    General Commentshe sings a lot higher on this record.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon September 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so simple. I'm pretty obsessed with it. It's so stripped down, and it just lets her voice speak for itself. So beautiful.
    rocksolidgurlon October 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this is my favorite song on the cd.
    it's such a simple and amazing song.
    it also showcases jenny's vocal ability.
    AcidTongueon November 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song.
    Pretty self explanatory; simply, but amazing.
    lilymariex3on November 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of John Lennon's "Oh My Love". Their descriptions of their ideal love focus on simplicity lyrically and musically. I think Lennon's song was better, but I still think it's cool how brilliant artists can come to similar conclusions on abstract subjects like love.

    whaton January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think she's talking about God, not a lover. Many of her songs show her stuggle with religion.

    The line "But still sometimes I can't believe you're real" makes it pretty obvious, as does "You step outside and hear bells ringing/For you, for you". Church bells ringing?

    I'm not sure who "they" is, though. Who's preventing her from loving god? I was thinking maybe she means people who are religious but immoral and rub jesus in her face. She's sung about that before. Or maybe it represents people who are just bad people and she wonders how god could let them exist.
    concretedreamson January 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so magnificent. It's made better by the fact by Zooey Deschanel is in it too.
    godburntmypancakeson June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell if your right concretedreams it's kind of weird that she calls God baby. I just watched her sing it in concert! It was way more amazing then it even is on the record! I could not stop myself from tearing up. it's BEAUTIFUL.
    brisweeton July 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOops i forgot to add i think the bells ringing is referring to wedding and bells, and when she says sometimes i can't believe your real, she is just saying she loves this person so much she can't believe they actually exist.
    brisweeton July 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti dont think the bells refers to weddings, i think its just like when people talk about fireworks or music when they kiss someone, its a reference to that grand explosion of love inside oneself.
    buyheradrumon November 22, 2009   Link

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