"We Don't Deserve Love" as written by and Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara....
Keep both eyes on the road tonight
'Cause I'm driving home to you
Terrible song on the radio
Baby, what else is new?

You don't want to talk
You don't want to touch
You don't even want to watch TV
You say I can't see the forest for the trees
So burn it all down, and bring the ashes to me

Keep both eyes on the road tonight
'Cause God knows where I've been
Officer please, don't check my breath
That ain't my only sin

You don't want to talk
You don't want to touch
You don't even want to watch TV
If you can't see the forest for the trees
Just burn it all down, and bring the ashes to me

Keep you waiting, hour after hour
Every night, in your lonely tower
Looking down, at all of the wreckage
When we met, you never expected
And you said, maybe we don't deserve love
Maybe we don't deserve love
Maybe we don't deserve love
We don't deserve
We don't deserve love
Maybe we don't deserve love

Keep both eyes on the road tonight
'Cause I'm driving home to you
Terrible song on the radio
Baby what else is new?
I've been hiding my scars in broad daylight bars
Behind laugh tracks on TV
If you can't see the forest for the trees
Just burn it all down, and bring the ashes to me

Keep you waiting, hour after hour
Every night, in your lonely tower
Looking down, at all of the wreckage
When we met, you never expected
And you say, maybe we don't deserve love

Keep you waiting, hour after hour
Every night, in your lonely tower
Looking down, at all of the wreckage
When we met, you never expected
And you say, maybe we don't deserve love

Maybe we don't deserve love
Maybe we don't deserve love
We don't deserve
We don't deserve love
(We don't deserve love)

Mary, roll away the stone
The men that you love
Always leave you alone
Well go on Mary
Roll away the stone
The men you love always leave you alone
You hear your mother screaming
You hear your daddy shout
You try to figure it out
You never figure it out
Your mother's screaming
That you don't deserve love
If you don't deserve love
And if I don't deserve love
Could we deserve?
Come down off your cross
And tell me!
It's always the Christ-types
Mary, roll away the stone
The one that you love
Is gonna leave you alone
Particularly the Christ-types
Mary, roll away the stone
The one you love
Always leave you alone
It's always the Christ-types
You're waiting on


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"We Don't Deserve Love" as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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    My InterpretationI'm not sure of the author's intent. Here's what I heard...

    The beginning, to me, is about a broken romantic relationship. Sometimes, when relationships end, we wonder if we'll ever find (or even deserve... because of the mistakes we've made) love.

    Then, as many good songs do, it transitions to deeper more universal realities. Is 'love' even a thing?

    The reference to Mary is probably the key to the song. I'd GUESS that he's talking about Mary Magdalene. She is mistakenly (though commonly) combined with an anonymous female character in Scripture who was a prostitute. So the author is using that tradition.

    Prostitutes, more than anyone probably, have come to the conclusion that they don't 'deserve' real love. They're always used and left alone. This abandonment, for many, goes back to childhood.

    Jesus seemingly left Mary alone by dying on the cross. So the point of the song hinges on what will happen when she rolls away that stone (blocking entrance to his tomb). Will Jesus be there (unlike all the other guys, but in a meaningless way b/c he's dead) or will he be gone (like the other guys, but in a totally different way b/c it means he's alive and able to offer never-ending love)?

    I'd say the song purposefully lives in the tension of that moment (her approach to that stone) and is, therefore, as religious or anti-religious as it's listener (depends on what they think she would have found).

    I find that many modern songs live in tensions like that... purposefully vague, allowing hearers to interpret from their own perspective.
    matthew94on December 08, 2017   Link

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