"The Back Of Love" as written by and Ian Stephen/sergeant Mcculloch....
I'm on the chopping block
Chopping off my stopping thought
Self doubt and selfism
Were the cheapest things I ever bought
When you say it's love
D'you mean the back of love
When you say it's love
D'you mean the back of love?

We're taking advantage of
Breaking the back of love
We're taking advantage of
Breaking the back of love

Easier said than done you said
But it's more difficult to say
With eyes bigger than our bellies
We want to but we can't look away
What were you thinking of
When you dreamt that up?
What were you thinking of
When you dreamt that up?

Taking advantage of
Breaking the back of love

When you're surrounded
by a simple chain of events
(Behind my eyes, behind my eyes)
(Your eyes don't lie)
Eventually you'll shack those shackles off
(Dreams above those eyes)
(Those eyes)

We can't tell our left from right
But we know we love extremes
Getting to grips with the ups and downs
Because there's nothing in between
When you say that's love
D'you mean the back of love
When you say that's love
D'you mean the back of love?

Taking advantage of
Breaking the back of love

What were you thinking of
When you dreamt that up?

We're taking advantage of
We're breaking the back of love
Breaking the back of love


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"The Back of Love" as written by Leslie Thomas Pattinson Ian Stephen Mcculloch

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    General CommentAnother OCD song. "I am on the chopping block, stopping off my chopping thoughts" is clearly about compulsory thinking and overanalysing, whereas "we know we love extremes. Getting to grips with the ups and downs cause there is nothing in between" are clear references to the extreme emotions and moodswings of OCD sufferers. Ian told the song was a reaction against the cheesy lovesongs that just picture the pretty side of love, ignoring it can sometimes be a really painful thing as well, so he wrote a song focussing on that other side of romance. However, to me it's a very OCD-directed song, one of the clearest references to OCD in their works.
    Cracked Pleasureson June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry....what is OCD?
    bear_hug20on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry....what is OCD?
    bear_hug20on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentObsessive Compulsive Disorder
    gnuorderon November 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsounds morelike bi-polar to me. moodswings, extreme highs and lows, over analysing everything?
    jackflashjesson January 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIan has OCD. Many of his songs refer to it, or were written because of it, late at night while suffering from OCD induced insomnia.
    monster36604on January 21, 2009   Link

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