"The Book of Love (The Magnetic Fields cover)" as written by and George Malone Warren Davis....
The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures
And instructions for dancing but

I...
I love it when you read to me and
You...
You can read me anything

The book of love has music in it
In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb but

I...
I love it when you sing to me and
You...
You can sing me anything

The book of love is long and boring
And written many years ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we're all too young to know but

I...
I love it when you give me things and
You...
You ought to give me wedding rings
I...
I love it when you give me things and
You...
You ought to give me wedding rings


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    General Comment
    The lyrics only differ from the original in that Mikel sings: "And written many years ago" instead of: "And Written very long ago".
    IckyThumpzon December 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionMikel introduces this song to a generation who never heard of it. I prefer this version 100%
    todoublemon February 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMikel Jollett does an outstanding cover of this song. The backstory of why he sang this one is quite touching.
    If you ever read this Mikel Jollett, Thank You.
    RonLeeon June 27, 2013   Link

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