"I'd Love To" as written by Steven Morrissey and Martin James Boorer....
I lay awake
And I cried because of waste

I'd love to
(But only with you
Only with you)

Oh, time is gonna wipe us out
There, I've said it loud and clear
So that you will hear
There's no one in view
Just you
Just you
And time will never wipe you out

Now I've had enough
I've had more than could be
My rightful share
Of nights I can't bear
How can it be fair ?
Time must wipe them out

So, again, I lay awake
In a trance
Oh, I just want my chance
But only with you
Only with you
That's all
That's all

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"I'd Love To" as written by Martin James Boorer Steven Morrissey

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  • +2
    General CommentWell, it reperesents most nights i spend alone. Isn't it werid that there are so many Mozza fans of both sexes who feel the same way and never meet, really shit eh?
    Foreverdelayedon December 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is more of an ache of hidden love.
    The waste is his love, all the love he can give. But without the acceptance of his love, it goes to waste like unpicked fruit on a tree. All those gifts hes willing to give die in waste.
    The first time he says "time must wipe us out" I think refers to the idea of him and her together and he cant be having that. With time, that needs to fade because Its not going to happen.
    Eventually his emotions get out and its clear how he feels. The only person he sees is her. And regardless of what he does, time cant erase how he feels. He will always suffer.
    In the third verse is where he becomes exhausted. Hanging on trying only leaves him wallowing in the pain that this desire brings. Hes suffered greatly, and to him its becoming too much. Once again he hopes time will release him.
    In the end though, still all he wants is his chance.
    Vioannaon November 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe it should be third line "and i cried because of ways" i think that's better and makes more sense.
    diameyeon February 17, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentit is 'waste', I think it says so in the lyric sheet of the compilation My Burglary Years. And IMO it's the opposite, it makes more sense that way. When you are spending every night dreaming of someone and feeling so much love and desire, which remains unconsummated - it is a terrible waste, isn't it?

    I think this is a really beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking song, one of the most moving love songs he ever wrote. I can totally relate to it.
    nightanddayon May 18, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMy favorite Morrissey song. Sums up everything he is.
    jackhareon May 11, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti'm convinced this song is about sex. not in a dirty way, but it's common knowledge/suspicion about morrissey's celebacy, and he's saying i'd love to (actually have sex) but only with you. i don;t think he's talking to a specific person but the vision of his dream woman. as in he wants to have sex with the perfect woman. thats wot it means to me anyway.
    MEATISMURDERon December 14, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI agree with MEATISMURDER. I dont exactly know why but something in the way he sings the lyrics tells me he's talking about sex, or at least about being with somebody, having a relationship.
    Hambaharion May 08, 2008   Link

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