"The Look Of Love" as written by and Madonna Louise Ciccone Madonna Ciccone....
Should have left you standing right where you stood
Should have let you go, should have had the sense to know
Like a train you'd come and I'd lose my place
Now I'm on this trip, I took a fall from grace

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
From the look of love, from the eyes of pride
Nowhere to go, no place to run
From the look of love, now I've come undone

I've had a map laid out from the day I was born
But the roads are blocked and the paper is worn
And all the books I've read and the things I know
Never taught me to laugh, never taught to let go

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
From the look of love, from the eyes of pride
Nowhere to go, no place to run
From the look of love, now I've come undone

My conscience is clear I know right from wrong
That's a lie, I know nothing except that you're gone
But there's more to learn from the look in your eyes
That trip round this world, the stars in the sky

Now all the books I've read, and the things I know
Never taught me to live, never taught me to let go

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
From the look of love, from the eyes of pride
Nowhere to go, no place to run
From the look of love, now I've come undone

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
From the look of love, Lord knows I've tried
Nowhere to go, no place to run
From the look of love, now I've come undone

(Nowhere to hide)
(No place to run)
(Nowhere to hide)
(No place to run)


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"The Look of Love" as written by Madonna Louise Ciccone Madonna Ciccone

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    General CommentThis is a very sad song... I think is about depression, about how sad can become a person when has a love deception…
    jloropezalon April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIm not sure what this song is about but I think its more profound then people realise
    bretty2uon May 22, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningAgain, as is the case of Madonna Louise Ciccone, The Look of Love is a beautiful
    I-lost-my-mother-and-I'm-Still-Wet-and-Sad-I'm-going-insane ballad. Indeed, The Look of Love is a song shot through with existential sadness. In this beautiful ballad, her voice trembles, seethes and beseeches with bittersweet emotion as only Madonna can convey and articulate. Crying in Sad and Wet Tears-in The Look of Love, Madonna gives a beautifully sad, melancholy, tender and understated performance here. Even when the writing isn't her best, there is an impassioned urgency in her voice and it makes me wish I had wanted to go to the Who's That Girl? performance-of Which The Look of Love is a definite highlight a quarter-century after its release. Stunning. Timeless. Immortal-just like Madonna herself. That inner spark and little fire in her Kabbalah Heart is still alive in her. Finally, in The Look of Love, Madonna cries sadly but in an uncommonly beautiful way. One of my all time Madonna favorites, that's the Look of Love-Madonna's outright sadness is the key to her existence-and this lovely Ciccone ballad. In the Evidence of Her Brilliance!-Madonna Forever!
    rabbitbunnyon June 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSince I'm Italian, I hope you won't mind my mistakes in English... I think this song is about someone who started a new relationship knowing that somehow it could be dangerous to trust the other one. But ignoring that feeling, she has given all herself to that man and then she comes undone.
    She tries to justify herself saying that even if she knew he'd have destroyed her, she couldn't hide anywhere because there's no way to run away from love.
    She says that she's learnt her lesson, that next time she'll be able to tell good from wrong but she knows she's lying because once you're in love, you know nothing anymore. She says that no matter how experienced she thinks she is, books and previous experiences won't be useful... Because they never taught her how to live happily and how to let go the things that made her life sad.
    mrssalvatore97on May 01, 2014   Link

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