"Love More" as written by and Sharon Van Etten....
Chained to the wall of our room
Yeah you chained me like a dog in our room
I thought that's how it was
I thought that we were fine
Then the day was night
You were high you were high when I was doomed
And dying for with no light with no light

Tied to my bed
I was younger then
I had nothing to spend but time on you
But it made me love it made me love it made me love more
It made me love it made me love it made me love more

Do what you said the words she said left out
Over unto the sky where I'll soon fly
And she took the time
To believe in to believe in what she said
And she made me love she made me love she made me love more
She made me love she made me love she made me love more


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"Love More" as written by Sharon Van Etten

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  • +4
    General CommentSeems to me this song is talking about a unhealthy relationship. Being young and naive and taken advantage of by someone yet you believe it to be good and love. Could be totally wrong though.
    thatsplunkintalkon January 20, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentfrom cd booklet:

    Chained to the wall of our room.
    Yeah you chained me like a dog in our room.
    I thought that's how it was
    I thought that we were fine.
    Then the day was night.
    You were high, you were high when I was doomed
    and dyin' for... with no life, with no light.

    Tied to my bed.
    I was younger then,
    I had nothing to spend but time on you.
    But it made me love, it made me love, it made me love more.
    It made me love, it made me love, it made me love more.

    Do what you said.
    The words she said left out.
    Over into the sky where I'll soon fly.
    And she took the time to believe in,
    to believe in what she said.
    She made me love, she made me love, she made me love more.
    She made me love, she made me love, she made me love more.

    More...
    TheWrongGirlon March 15, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy heart broke when I heard this song. I don't believe it was a destrutive realtionship but just a young naive one with both people heading in different directions maybe. But obviously it made her love more, maybe her spouse or maybe in general. For me I would relate to the ex spouse. As I have gotten older, I tend to idiolise former spouse more maybe fore the right reasons or the wrong. But I like many people never fall out of love. We enhance it or we more on but its never black or white. I believe we compromise and do both. I have gotten over her but I still love that girl. Maybe that is what Sharon means when she says, 'chained to the wall of our room' maybe not. Thats why I love music like this. The interpration is vivid and always means something else to someone else based on experience. No relationship is the same because we as humans feel different emotions even if we go through similar adversity or candescent experiences. Amazing song and artisit. It gives me great hope that it still exists.
    mabs33on April 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSharon said that "'Epic' was written in the aftermath of a really bad relationship. This guy didn't even let me have a guitar. I don't have any bitterness toward him because he kicked my ass into leaving Tennessee. But the record isn't about him; it's about me getting over that situation."

    I've met Sharon and she and I have a couple of mutual friends, and I've heard (apocryphally, of course) that this shitty dude that she was in a relationship with was emotionally abusive, and ended up hitting her, which is exactly when she left for Brooklyn, where her songwriting really took off.

    It does seem like an unusual way to deal with emotional abuse, because it's lacking in bitterness. It's much less "what the fuck was I thinking being with you?!" and much more "I know that I loved you in at least one way" (and hey, everybody, didn't you love the shitty ones in at least one, small way?) "and I'm going to make the time I spent with you not be wasted entirely. I can learn something about love from this, and love more, love better in the future."

    mr.sozeon April 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquite simple: each relationship makes you want more.
    quite beautiful.
    mu84on August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and this woman so much. Just saw her in Houston and she's amazing.
    manprettys_pantieson November 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentc'mon, someone... name a song made up of more magic than this one.
    TheWrongGirlon January 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think i agree with you mostly thatsplunkintalk, but i think there's probably more to it... and i don't really know... there are so many possibilities. i find this song very interesting. and i'm not sure exactly why it made her love more. if it was because she was naive and believed it to be love, if she saw that there was love there but it just wasn't shown as it should have been, if experiencing less/being neglected made her love more when she had opportunity to (as in the way one might appreciate something more if they rarely had it), or if it made her know how to love more by knowing how she would've wanted to be loved. i like that it's so open to interpretation, and, for me, it's definitely a song that more about feeling and less about precise meaning. i don't feel that it's a sad song, though. i think it's beautiful. wherever she got it from, it made her love more.
    TheWrongGirlon March 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Memory***trigger warning***
    I just heard this for the first time, and it took me immediately back to the worst night of my life, a night where I was actually tied to my own bed and didn't know if I'd live to see the dawn. "You were high when I was doomed..."

    I don't want to get into it too much, but it did make me a better person in spite of him. I went on to become an advocate for survivors of rape. I went on to empathize with others who have suffered. I've done so much and come so far.

    And then I met a woman as wonderful and loving as he had been evil and cruel. And she made me love, she made me love more...
    wiegeeon May 11, 2013   Link

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