"What Do You Love More Than Love" as written by and Dar Williams....
Well the mountain was so beautiful
That this guy built a mall and a pizza shack
Yeah, he built an ugly city because
He wanted the mountain to love him back

Hey, what do you love more than love
Hey, what do you love more than love
When you know that you won't get your heart in that stone
When you drop your tools and you stand alone
Hey, what do you love more than love
Hey, what do you love more than love

Well, when my love felt like another addiction
I held my breath and I packed my bags
And I went to the land of the monastery
And the sunshine children and the prayer flags

Hey, what do you love more than love
Hey, what do you love more than love
When you feel your soul go beyond your skin
When you know that's the way that it's always been
Hey, what do you love more than love
Hey, what do you love more than love

Well, I climbed a mountain and I thought about attachment
And I thought about the Buddhist King
He said, "You can keep your superpower
It just short circuits my country"

Hey, what do you love more than love
Hey, what do you love more than love
When you question what your desire is for
When you don't just figure that you just want more
Hey, what do you love more than love
Hey, what do you love more than love

Well, I love the way the world is your garden
And you plant your seeds and you let them grow
And you take things out of the ground just like
You take what comes, but you never know

Yeah, and the mountain is so beautiful
And we don't know if we're any good at all
And we give our love when we think we still need it
Yeah we give and give and fall and fall

Hey, what do you love more than love
Hey, what do you love more than love
When the giving is all that you ever get back
Oh, how long do you love like that
Can you tell me oh, how to love
Hey, what do you love more than love
Hey, what do you love more than love


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"What Do You Love More Than Love" as written by Dar Williams

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    Song MeaningAnd I thought about the Buddhist King
    He said, "You can keep your superpower
    It just short circuits my country"


    I think Dar might be singing about Tibet and how the non-violence practiced there is an example of selfless love. They are not actively fighting China (who wants to be a superpower) even though they are suffering for it. They wish it were not that way, but they won't selfishly put their own needs/lives above those of the Chinese. That sounds like love to me, and it seems to fit with the lyrics!
    dartishaon April 17, 2013   Link

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