"Love Will Come to You" as written by and Emily Ann Saliers....
Guess I wasn't the best one to ask
Me myself with my face pressed
Up against love's glass
To see the shiny toy I've been hoping for
The one I never can afford
The wide world spins and spits turmoil
And the nations toil for peace
But the paws of fear upon your chest
Only love can soothe that beast
And my words are paper tigers
No match for the predators of pain inside her

I say love will come to you
Hoping just because I spoke the words that they're true
As if I offered up a crystal ball to look through
Where there's now one there will be two

I was born under the sign of cancer (love will come to you)
Like brushing cloth I smooth the wrinkles for an answer (love will come)
And I'm always closing my eyes and wishing I'm fine (I close my eyes and wish you fine)
Even though I know I'm not this time (even though I know your not this time)

And I say love will come to you
Hoping just because I spoke the words that they're true
As if I offered up a crystal ball to look through
Where there's now one there will be two

Dodging your memories a field of knives
Always on the outside looking in on other's lives

I say love will come to you
Hoping just because I spoke the words that they're true
As if I offered up a crystal ball to look through (I have offered up to you)
Where there's now one there will be two

And I wish her insight to battle love's blindness
Strength from the milk of human kindness
A safe place for all the pieces that scattered
Learn to pretend there's more than love that matters


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"Love Will Come to You" as written by Emily Ann Saliers

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    General CommentI love this song because it speaks to me about how I feel about my own life. Other people telling me that there will be a love for me, one just like the one I covet. And paper tigers are no match for the pain I feel inside. Part of tha pain is why I continue to watch from the outside of other's lives. I have had to learn that it is easier to pretend that there is more that love that matters.
    Schaeffieboyon December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the BEST breakup song. I think it means that no matter what anyone says to try to comfort you, it's no match for the pain you feel. And you try not to think about it, but other people's happiness only reminds you of what you've lost. I especially like the line "I'm always closing my eyes and wishing I'm fine" because it's so true...you try to trick yourself into thinking you don't care, when really, it's all that matters.
    ilovelucy_02on January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song was supposed to be comforting, rather it seems bitingly sarcastic and on the whole depressing. The alleged comforter is only telling the listener what she wants to hear - but the speaker doesn't believe a word of it! There is so much evidence to prove the song is cynical: "Guess I wasn't the best one to ask" - She says right off the bat that she can't give the answer the girl is asking for. "The one I never can afford" - She hasn't had love herself. "Hoping just because I spoke the words that they're true" - Clearly she doesn't believe what she says; if all she can do is hope they are true. The whole last verse is the only consolation she can offer - nothing about the future being better, only a sardonic message about living with pain. Very poetic, but without respite.
    EZEebson May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is sarcastic at all. I think it's offering up a peace of love, but it's unbearable because whomever the person is writing about, when it refers to "she" that, this persons words won't fight her love (the paper tigers are no match for the predators inside her). The writer faces their own challenge of never having found the right love for themselves. Looking in on other's lives, and love being a shiny toy inside somewhere the person can't grasp it. The writer is wishing both of them love to be found, generously, but is expressing the painful realization at times, that words can't make it right, or happen.
    jubjubgurlon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEzEebs, I think that you're right it's not supposed to be really comforting, but it's not sarcastic either. Sarcasm is mocking, but I don't think the person is trying to mock anyone, she's totally sincere, because she's trying to believe herself that love will come for her and for the person she's talking to.
    It's about a real effort to be comforting, but the song itself isn't comforting - the person's trying so hard, but there isn't an answer.
    ametatsuon January 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with Jubjubgurl, this song seems to hinge on more of a realist's point of view about love. I don't think it's bitting sarcasm she is trying to portray, rather a "we had love, we lost love, I wish you love in the future". She is saying that, although she is hurting from her loss and that love is hard for her to come by, she none-the-less wishes her ex the love they could have had, yet did not achieve. Now that is a beautiful and mature statement. Favorite line is the last line "Learn to pretend there's more than love that matters", which pretty sums up the entire song and life.
    kellanchristopheron January 23, 2009   Link

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