"Love Is Different" as written by and Derek W. Webb....
Well, it looks like five thousand miles broke the camel's back
But it's not as though i had a plan to win you back
Because i don't know what i want
But at least i know that much
Now I'm afraid love came right up
And it slapped me in the face, but i did not know

'Cause love is different than you'd think
It's never in a song or on a TV screen
And love is harder than a word
Said at the right time and everything's alright
Love is different than you think

So I won't expect a postcard from Trafalgar Square
But I'd be lying if i said I didn't care
Because you can't just turn it off
And put a blindfold on your heart
But i'm off to a good start
A continent away, but i do not know

But maybe you're the dream i'm waking from
'Cause I see you everywhere I go
Darlin' you are such a mystery to me, you know

Lyrics submitted by OiSterHedPhan

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    General CommentIt's about the grayer areas of love. We expect love to be manifest itself in certain ways, as exhibited to us by the media, magazines, books. There's a guy who obviously cares about this girl, but something feels off in him. He's not sure if it's b/c he's not completely in love with her or because he's realizing that the way he's feeling IS actually how love is supposed to feel. Anyway, he's torn so even though he wants to talk to her, get the postcard from Trafalgar Square, he also doesn't have some grand plan to "win [her] back". So he feels his confusion and projects that onto her, saying the she is "a mystery to me." what a lovely, complex song.
    soupaon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's complexed by the fact that he's a married Christian singing probably to God personified by romance. The band is Caedmon's call, Caedmon, being a monk with no music abilities a long time ago, called to write some of the most amazing songs of his time. The lead is son of a prominent mega-church in Houston.
    thegoodtofuon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really incredible to me. I'm going through this right now with the love of/in my life, where she's questioning her feelings. She knows she loves me, but she can't reconcile her feelings of confusion. She's asked me several times if this is what it's supposed to feel like, and I'm so happy to have found this song, because hopefully it will help her see that nothing's gonna feel perfect all the time. No one's happy all the time. We go out looking for love, expecting it to be this perfect, comfortable thing, until you really find it, and you realize that it's so complex. It scares you, but comforts you; it confuses you, but gives you clarity; it upsets you, but it makes you happy. Great song!
    BCKnighton July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think he's possibly talking about a long-distance relationship he was in at the time, and the difficulties which are associated with that type of relationship.

    I've been in a few of them, so I can relate. At the time I first started listening to the CD that this song is off of (Long Line of Leavers), I was in a very serious long-distance relationship with someone, so I could really relate with a lot of what (I thought) he was going through at the time.

    I think the notion of a possible long-distance relationship is further evidenced by a few other songs on this same CD, namley 'Can't Lose You', 'What You Want', and Mistake of My Life'.

    But these are all great songs though, and brought me a lot of inner strength, healing, and catharsis (cathartic healing) during a relationship which she and I both knew would have been very difficult to have sustained at the time, due to several personal factors.
    Louis126on January 06, 2013   Link

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