He ran a marathon
He didn't quite finish
He didn't quite cross the finish line
Actions without love
It never really crossed his mind

He sure got the accent down
And he sure can swoon the ladies
And ya know
One day he'll learn
Actions without love
Actions without love
The whole bloody language

She pulled out her chequebook
She asked what the date was
She had to double-check
Actions without love
Actions without love
She had to have an audience
Actions without love
Actions without love


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    General CommentThis one's for my hubby who loves this song and was dissapointed there were no comments.

    The first stanza is about half-hearted efforts that don't quite get their goal accomplished. The second is about the misapplication of love. An abuse of what should be beautiful for selfish ends. The third is about generosity and giving that is motivated by self-exaltation. She had to double check, see if it fit her schedule, life, capacity, willingness to give. It was obviously not a priority, or maybe she was looking for a way out, an excuse to hold back. But afterall, she would reason, deluding herself or just lying to others? that if she could she would have given, helped, sacrificed.

    All of them are displaying actions that appear to be virtuous but they are like clashing symbols - without love.
    fern_fairyon July 13, 2007   Link

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