"If Love Is A Red Dress" as written by and Maria Mc Kee....
My heart is empty
Your eyes are dull
Once we were hungry
Now we are full
These ties that bind us
Can't beat these chains
If love is shelter
I'm gonna walk in the rain

You were my angel
Now you are real
So like a stranger
Colder than steel
The morning after
No one should brag
If love is a red dress
Well hang me in rags

Oh well, there goes the fairy tale
Lord, ain't it a shame
In all this comfort, i can't take the strain

If we played even
I'd be your queen
But someone was cheatin'
And it wasn't me
I played on the table
You held something back
If love is aces, gimme the jack


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"If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags)" as written by Maria Louisa Mc Kee

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    General Commentlost love.
    hideme28on June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbroken, not lost. you have to read between the lines, to cut a long story short
    by the way: i don't know this song, but these lyrics are brilliant
    Ocean Soulon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbroken, not lost. you have to read between the lines, to cut a long story short
    by the way: i don't know this song, but these lyrics are brilliant
    Ocean Soulon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis commentary is clever indeed, but it didn't need to be posted twice. sorry
    Ocean Soulon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti first heard this song on the pulp fiction soundtrack and have been inlove with it ever since. it's so very cowpunk - eerie with a western vibe and distorted...
    the lyrics describe love that has turned sour, a broken romance (as said by ocean soul)
    the entire song is spoken in medaphores, for instance "once we were hungry and now we are full" translates to "i've had enough of this romance but i can't break away" my faveourite line is without a doubt "oh well, there goes my fairy tale, lord aint it a shame in all this compfort i can't take the strain" that line captured the way i felt earlier on this year, and it has haunted me ever since...
    check out lone justice, it's her band, gotta love it
    Zombie_Eateron January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. i think the line "you know what you bring" is actually "i know what you'll brag"
    rmlon May 11, 2010   Link

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