"Love of our Lives" as written by and Emily Ann Saliers....
I opened my hands up to see what I've got
My days slip like coins into a slot
They are gone
The shadows lie long

I've been banking on a broken machine
Left unattended like most of my dreams
Rusted components of an unmarked song

We've been staring down a brilliant dream
The sun burns our eyes
We've been fighting for the love of our lives

All around us things come apart
Broken pieces broken hearts
Fix me oil me match me with the next best thing

Person to person nation to nation
Heels dug in no communication
While the time speaks of weathering

We've been wanting to be helped by binding ties
We've been fighting for the love of our lives

And when it breaks down I beg you don't go
A sinking ship I'm ready to blow
I try to outthink you with an army of words
I strategize
I am fighting for the love of my life

Fire and water oxygen
Scotch and soda or any combination
Starts the reaction

Is there no mastermind of modern day
Who can blueprint a plan to make love stay
steady and weatherproof usher in a new revolution?

After trying more the hopeful ones still try
How can we help it
When we're fighting for the love of our live?

(Trying more) The Hopeful ones still try
How can we help it
When we're fighting for the love of our lives?

Lyrics submitted by melodicwhim, edited by Meurs

"Love of Our Lives [Band Version] [Version]" as written by Emily Ann Saliers

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    General CommentWell with the Indigo Girls there is no hidden meaning or hidden agendas. There is only a POETIC profound longing for love. If you don't feel something when you listen to this song. You might be the world's First living heart donor!
    This song is truly awesome! I tear up almost every time I hear it. And I'm a guy!
    evolo25on April 23, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningBeautiful and brilliant song about the "fight" to sustain love...
    ...in a society that doesn't approve (gay marriage, 'wanting to be held by binding ties')
    ...in a relationship where one partner wants to quit. (I beg you don't go).
    ...against the passage of time.
    Meurson October 10, 2014   Link

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