"I Don't Want Love" as written by Michael Jay Lerner, Peter Joseph Silberman and Darby Austin Cicci....
You want to climb up the stairs
I want to push you right down
But I like you inside
So you can push me right now

If I kneel before you
And I won't go unknown
Keep your hands to yourself
When you follow me home

I don't want love
I don't want love

You wake up with open hands
?
I should have helped ?
You slept in my home

So if I see you again
Desperate in stone
Keep your prison lock dead
And I will leave my god at home

I don't want love
I don't want love


Lyrics submitted by Vanusk, edited by jgreks, renrob13, IllToast2That, rolmo3, RareCola, grandtheft, Daaanieeel, Cacheado

"I Don't Want Love" as written by Michael Jay Lerner Darby Austin Cicci

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  • +9
    General CommentLyrics taken from Album Insert

    You wanna climb up the stairs,
    I wanna push you back down.
    But I let you inside,
    So you can push me around.

    If I leave before you,
    And I walk out alone,
    Keep your hands to yourself
    When you follow me home.

    I don't want love.
    I don't want love.

    We wake up with pounding heads,
    Bruised down below.
    I should have built better walls,
    Or slept in my clothes.
    So if I see you again,
    Desperate and stoned,
    Keep your prison locked up,
    And I will leave my gun at home.

    I don't want love.
    I don't want love.
    shortandsweetemon May 18, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song...

    It could surely be about a relationship that one person wishes to keep on a sexual level only, as suggested above, but...

    I also wonder if it could be about a person struggling between sexual attraction and falling for someone. The person is so caught up in keeping things meaningless because it's easier than actually that falling for someone. I feel that is suggested when he says "But I let you inside" and "I should have built better walls." Truly, to hook up one doesn't have to let someone in or let down walls, and since he mentions it here, it makes me think he is struggling to find his personal balance between sex and actually letting someone crawl inside his heart and mean something in his life. I actually envision a defiant person fighting to not fall for someone, and a little sour about actually having feelings and what that really would mean to him or her because the person is afraid to let go. I look at the song as told from this newly defiant perspective, because if he doesn't want something out of the experience with the person he is with, he wouldn't have to go and sing about it. Along the lines of "You're So Vain". :D
    surfchick17on October 11, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI don't think those are right....
    I hear:

    You want to climb up the stairs,
    I want to push you right down.
    But I let you inside
    so you can push me around.

    If I leave before you
    then I won't go alone.
    Keep your hands to yourself
    when you follow me home.

    I don't want love.
    I don't want love.

    You wake up with helping hands.
    Who's down below?
    I should have built better walls
    or slept in my clothes.

    So if I see you again,
    desperate and stoned,
    keep your prison locked up
    and I will leave my gun at home.

    I don't want love.
    I don't want love.
    merceddepapelon May 03, 2011   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionAotY
    lamphibianon May 03, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe lust between them is strong, and the sex is great, but the love on the other hand, it's just scary.
    fjordingon November 06, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI believe this song is clearly about uncomfortable feelings with/after a one-night stand.

    He wants to take her upstairs to his rooms, full of doubts. But he likes her inside , so it's hard for him to say no to her ("So you can push me around" instead of "right now", the lyrics really don't match the genuine but I have send a request for editing them).

    If he goes home and she follows him, she has to keep her hands to herself. It's again about his difficulties saying no and, falling into a defensive and self-protecting attitude.

    In the second verse, the deed is done. They "wake up with broken hands" and "bruised down below". He's making regrets because he should have "built higher walls" or "slept in his clothes" (self-protection again).

    Finally he warns her to "luck up her prison" if they "see each other again", so he can "leave his gun at home". In my opinion he is referring to their genitals to underline that he doesn't want it to happen again, because otherwise it would end up in love.

    I think the metaphors in this song describing the emotional difficulties that go hand-in-hand with a one-night stand are incredibly good. It's obvious that he likes her. For him it's more than just a fling, but for some reason he's scared of love. Although he likes to feel it, but only momentary.
    Cacheadoon September 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't stop listening to this song. perfection.
    thehungrybearon May 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song makes sense since Hospice was about a destructive relationship. He sees how horrible love can be and doesn't want it anymore.
    chopperjon May 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt definitely seems to be about a one night mistake. With a lot of sexual euphemisms.
    ccockerillon May 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot sure how these lyrics got posted with the question marks; however, I wasn't allowed to automatically change them w/o copyright approval. (That makes absolutely no sense.)

    Anyway, I didn't think this was about a bad one night stand, but I could be wrong. For me, I hear someone who's closed off emotionally saying that s/he doesn't want love; rather, all s/he wants is something sexual.

    Perhaps the person has been hurt in the past and doesn't want to risk emotional intimacy...who knows. It's just a song.
    IllToast2Thaton February 19, 2013   Link

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