"Don't want to know" as written by and John Martyn....
You don't know what love is
'Til you've learned the meaning of the blues
Until you've loved a love you've had to lose,
You don't know what love is.

You don't know how lips hurt
Until you've kissed and had to pay the cost,
Until you've flipped your heart and you have lost,
You don't know what love is.

Do you know how a lost heart fears
At the thought of reminiscing,
And how lips that taste of tears
Lose their taste for kissing?
You don't know how hearts burn
For love that can, not live yet never dies.
Until you've faced each dawn with sleepless eyes,
You don't know what love is.


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"You Don't Know What Love Is" as written by Gene De Paul Don Raye

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    General Commentthis song, along with the rest of the solid air album, is great.

    i think it's about wanting to go back to the naivety of youth, where nothing appears to be evil, and everything is loving and peaceful, and he's a man who's seen so much evil that he just wishes he could go back to the days when he was completely oblivious to all the evil he's now experienced
    artlesson June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHi

    Listening to the LP (yes, I know!) I reckon verse 1 reads:

    Sometimes it gets so hard to listen,
    Hard for me to use my eyes.
    And all around the cold is glistening,
    Making sure it keeps me down to size.

    and verse 2 reads:

    I'm waiting for the planes to tumble,
    Waiting for the towns to fall.
    I'm waiting for the cities to crumble,
    Waiting till I see you crawl.

    What do I think it means?

    I reckon it's about loving money. ("The love of money is a root of all evil")

    It speaks to me of him not wanting to know about cold, heartless money. Yet, he's also admitting being attracted by it and trying to resist its lure.

    It's also saying in verse 2 that the whole of our possessions can come crashing down and if that's all we love, we'll end up crawling in the dirt with them.

    The song's SO old but SO relevant just now.




    Nowton December 01, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionIts a song about rich greed and the evils of a capitalist world
    Lateston August 04, 2009   Link

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