"We Love You" as written by and Paul David Humphreys Andrew Mc Cluskey....
Gotta get a message to the starg in our pockets for a rainy day
But here we are, in trouble like we always are
Just praying for a miracle
Reaching for the stars

We love you
Would die for you
We need you everyday

We've gotta get a message
We love you
Would die for you
We need you everyday
Oh, we love you
Wouldn't leave you
We miss you faraway

It's just another promise
Like we've heard before
Never really knowing what we're fighting for

We love you
Would die for you
We need you everyday
Oh, we love you
Wouldn't leave you
We miss you faraway

We love you
Would die for you
We need you everyday
Oh, we love you
Wouldn't leave you
We miss you faraway

We love you
Would die for you
We need you everyday
Oh, we love you
Wouldn't leave you
We miss you faraway


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"We Love You" as written by Paul David Humphreys Andrew Mc Cluskey

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    General CommentIf any one song by OMD could make a new fan, this would be the one. Everything good about the bands' music is in this one song.
    Major Valoron April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone get the feeling that the song is maybe not talking about a person? I listened to it walking down the street, and thought 'everybody's craving something - they just may not know what it is. Is this what they love and would die for, etc?'
    seething_SOUNDSon August 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was originally written about girls and unrequited love- it was written for the soundtrack to a movie called Playing For Keeps, about girls lusting after three guys who were unaware of their affection to them, and the song was originally about lusting after girls who are unaware of your affection for them and what they really mean to you. The first line of the song was originally "Got to get a message to the girls we love, blowing kisses over oceans". But the filmmakers felt the lyrics did not really match the film since it was about girls lusting after men rather than vice versa, so the band had to change the lyrics to avoid contradicting the film's plot, and Andy McCluskey described the resulting lyrics as "absolutely meaningless drivel".

    Nevertheless, I think that by changing the lyrics they unwittingly produced a very meaningful song, since at face value the lyrics seem to be about people's craving for something meaningful in life. It could easily be about religion or spirituality; people's desire to beleive in a higher power that gives their life some real meaning.
    MaskOfSanityon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNow that I hear it again after years and been older, sound religious...
    jefrainmxon April 17, 2016   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is inspired by Orwell's '1984', with the "We love you" refrain being a nod to the line from the book, "You must love Big Brother. It is not enough to obey him: you must love him." Lyrics like "Here we are in trouble like we always are, just praying for a miracle" and "Yet here we are in heaven, who could want for more?" speak to the nature of the totalitarian, supposedly blissful system in which the narrator lives. The song was also designed to be interpreted as a tale of unrequited love, as well as a tribute to OMD's fanbase.
    barbon85on March 05, 2017   Link
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    Song FactThe track is sung from the perspective of a citizen living under a totalitarian system, who has grown fearful about his family's future while still feigning adoration for his dictator leader. The "We love you" refrain was also designed to be interpreted as an expression of gratitude to the OMD listener base; the group's fanclub was invited to appear in the single's accompanying music video.[1] The song was sampled in the early 1990s for BBC Wales's Scrum V programme.
    jefrainmxon August 04, 2017   Link

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