"The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove" as written by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard....
I thought that you knew it all
Well you've seen it ten times before.
I thought that you had it down
With both your feet on the ground.
I love slow ... slow but deep.
Feigned affections wash over me.
Dream on my dear
And renounce temporal obligations.
Dream on my dear
It's a sleep from which you may not awaken.

You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown.
We keep time to the beat of an old slave drum.
You raise my hopes then you raise the odds
You tell me that I dream too much
Now I'm serving time in disillusionment.

I don't believe you anymore ... I don't believe you.

I thought that I knew it all
I'd seen all the signs before.
I thought that you were the one
In darkness my heart was won.

You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown.
We keep time to the beat of an old slave drum.
You raise my hopes then you raise the odds
You tell me that I dream too much
Now I'm serving time in a domestic graveyard.

I don't believe you anymore ... I don't believe you.

Never let it be said I was untrue
I never found a home inside of you.
Never let it be said I was untrue
I gave you all my time.



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"The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" as written by Lisa Germaine Gerrard Brendan Michael Perry

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  • +2
    General CommentI could be totally wrong, but the more I listen to this song, the more I understand that Brendan is putting his foot down and saying good-bye to an abusive, unfulfilling relationship -- his ex-paramour is a deceitful liar whom he has apparantly forgiven over and over again, but no more! "I don't believe you anymore..." And towards the end, in so many words, he's letting the bytch know that she lost a good thing...good-bye!
    ELLESEVENon October 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe titled is suited quite well. Peter MacGoohan character "Drake" in Danger Man is a perfect example of who he is and how is lives/looks at life; how he is portrayed.
    Oceanairon January 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely about a relationship that wasn't fruitfull from the begining "in darkness my heart was won" kind of reminds me of my failed marriage, my ex wife always accused me of being unfaithful but in reality I gave her all my time and sacrificed a lot for her untill the bitter end.
    eternally_downon December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are pretty obvious to me. Relationship went bad and he dumped this woman. I think the previous two reviews said it all.
    Still...one of the greatest songs ever recorded in my opinion.
    MrLongroveon January 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis and Spirit sound very very similar soundwise and lyrically.
    Maybe they're connected?

    Two fantastic tracks and both about failed relationships.
    xdvron May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid anybody catch this song in The Crossing Guard (scene in the strip joint)?
    stevv25on May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe title of this song comes from an episode of the old British show "Danger Man", starring Patrick MacGoohan. I have no idea why they used that title for the song though.
    akcarveron August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a failed relationship. I think the first two comments pretty much summed it up. Good song.
    Lateralus518on March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis captures the essence of trying to make a relationship work, only to finally realize it wasn't your problem - time to let go and move on, even though painful.
    MarcAWesselson October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about the beast and his post piggy lover. See the backmasking. She apparently helps him get through the suffering of losing his piggies. This may be after a breakup: "First of all, we leave flat" The references to "domestic graveyard" are likely to his piggy(s).

    The first three stanzas are sung from her point of view.

    The next three are sung from his point of view.

    The last stanza is split between them, with the first two lines being her, and the last two lines being him.
    MisterFrogon November 06, 2009   Link

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