Well, I used to have the notion I could swim the length of the ocean
If I knew that you were waiting for me
I used to have the notion I could swim the length of the ocean
I'd plumb the depths of every sea for you
I'd escape from my chains, and I'll reach out for you

Maybe I'm in love with you
Maybe, maybe I'm in love with you
I had to contact you, found out I was in love with you
I had to contact,

That's it, that's the law, that's the whole of the law
The whole of the law.

Lyrics submitted by sean7711

"The Whole of the Law" as written by Peter Albert Neil Perrett

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentmp3s for both versions here:

    tired_hippoon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok... I've never even heard of Yo La Tengo, but I know for sure that this song is by The Only Ones. Did they make a cover of this or something?
    StrungOutPunk906on March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes. It's a cover that appears on YLT's "Painful" album. I've never heard the original
    elwyn5150on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the way he says it so softly.
    lemona9on August 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've always felt that both this song and "I was the Fool Beside You For Too Long" were both awesome tracks that shouldn't be next to each other.
    They make sharp contrasts with each other: the abrasive resentment after the failure of the relationship to the dedication and warmth of the blissful dedication of the latter. It's so strange that the end of relationship is before the during the relationship song.
    elwyn5150on April 22, 2010   Link

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