Pale, pubescent beasts
Roam through the streets
And coffee-shops
Their prey gather in herds
Of stiff knee-length skirts
And white ankle-socks
But while they search for a mate
My type hibernate
In bedrooms above
Composing their songs of love

Young, uniform minds
In uniform lines
And uniform ties
Run round with trousers on fire
And signs of desire
They cannot disguise
While I try to find words
As light as the birds
That circle above
To put in my songs of love

Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice
So sing while you have time
Let the sun shine down from above
And fill you with songs of love

Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice
So let's sing while we still can
While the sun hangs high up above

Wonderful songs of love

Beautiful songs of love

Lyrics submitted by gyroscope

"Songs of Love" as written by Neil Hannon

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI think this is a great song, really glad Ben covered it. I think its meaning is fairly obvious though.
    ninjacow7on May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFrat boys run around chasing girls to have sex with them. Real lovers stay in their bedrooms writing love songs.
    flanger001on November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm so happy Ben Folds didn't write this song. The lyrics have such a "I'm way better than you" sound to them. It's like saying people are bad just because they don't have the same opinions as you.
    Wrapidon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song actually. I don't think it sounds arrogrant at all. I think that it expresses this love that seems deeper than what others prefer.
    wingofasongbirdon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's arrogant. It's actually a sad song despite the upbeat tone. It seems to me that the singer is describing a happy love situation downstairs and everyone is invovled in the whole circle of life thing but the singer is alone upstairs with nobody and the job of making these people happy. it's no easy task because he's pretty much faking all these love emotions that he's not experiencing and trying form them into words as light as the birds.
    Commyeskimoon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is bittersweet. so terribly accurate too. i love the piano sound in this song
    saladaon February 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." - Hermann Hesse

    Perhaps, if you see these lyrics as is because he has typified something you see within yourself? To me, this is an incredibly accurate portrait of a first-year college experience: some guys who want to be lovers, some just are chasing tail, some girls stay away, some doll themselves up as the meat for those chasing tail because they just want "it" too.
    rgwon January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYes, a very accurate commentary on the two types of people when it comes to "love". But the lines that interest me most are:

    Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
    Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

    Besides being humorous, it might have a deeper meaning. I think it's saying that success depends on what you want to achieve. Do you consider meaningless sex/relationships successful? Or do you think there should be something more?
    popfanon February 19, 2010   Link

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