"Love on the March" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/kildea....
Animals come, banging their drums
Street clears in summer
Kids run around, having their fun
Men are already drunk

A religious holiday's begun
Maybe it's because we have no sun

Marching begins, animals sing
Words that are twisted to
Meanings of hate, look at the face
Bitter and ready to fight

A religious holiday's begun
Maybe it's because we have no sun

Lost in the crowd
Shouting loud
Drinking my fill of a bottle of gin
I'll do anything to help me forget about you

You're full of it
You hopelessly flirt
With that girl who works in the pub for a night
But at closing time
You will be at my door
Tell me what it is I have to do?
I'd sacrifice everything for you

I was feeling so good and the sun was shining
All I wanted was to get across the street
I made my biggest mistake when I left her
With a yelling match and a broken kettle
I'm sick of this, you're a little kid
I always have to bail you out
When you take off with your drinking friends
And their idiot games
If you sing the songs you half deserve to take a beat

They beat me up because I crossed the march
They said I need to learn a bit of respect
But I am on their side and I follow the team
When I get out of here
Somebody's going to get it


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"Love on the March" as written by Cooke Colburn

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    General CommentThis song is incredible! It makes me so happy to hear it. The vocals are exactly what B&S vocals should be-- lots of stuart, a fair amount of everybody else. I love how they can branch out and try different styles, nail them, and then try something else. The lyrics are great too and fit perfectly with the samba-y style.
    TearsforAffairson June 03, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song seems to be about sectarian violence and football in Glasgow, probably referring to orangeman's day (12th of july), the sun and the march, hate songs etc seem to confirm this but i don't think it's a religious holiday in scotland, though it is tied to religion and in particular football and the rivalry between celtic and rangers. I'm really glad they included this on the new compilation, it's really great, the music works so well and the way the female and male voices sing together is cool, the stories are really vivid. Like a lot of b&s songs it makes me miss living in Glasgow, the city always seems to me to play a big part in their songs, to me anyway.
    pengbroon August 31, 2013   Link

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