"Love Is Noise" as written by and Richard Ashcroft Nick Mccabe....
Will those feet in modern times
Walk on soles that are made in China?
Through the bright prosaic malls
And the corridors that go on and on and on

Are we blind ? Can we see?
We are one, incomplete
Are we blind ? In the city
Waiting for lightning to be saved, yeah
'Cause love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I?m singing again

Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing
Again, again, again, again, again

Will those feet in modern times
Understand this world's affliction?
Recognize the righteous anger?
Understand this world's addiction?

I was blind, couldn't see
What was here in me
I was blind - insecure
Felt like the road was way too long, yeah

'Cause love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing again
Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing again
Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm feeling again
Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing
Again, again, again, again, again, again, again

'Cause love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that you're feeling again
Love is noise, love is pain
Love is these blues that I'm singing
Again, again, again, again, again, again, again

All those feet in modern times
Walk on soles made in China
Will those feet in modern times
See the bright prosaic malls
Will those feet in modern times
Recognize the heavy burden
Will those feet in modern times
Pardon me for my sins?
Love is noise


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"Love Is Noise" as written by Peter Salisbury Nick Mccabe

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    General CommentI agree with you all. When I first heard this song, I didn't really apprecieate it as much as I do now. I guess after listening to it on repeat, it not only grew on me, but it made me realise how simple it is, yet but a big meaning it carries. & they say it's the simple things in life that matter in the end.

    To me I interpret it as acknowledging, understanding and coming to terms with the terrible state and condition some parts of the world are and the many world issues that have yet to be reslolved. Even though there is so much suffering, and problems in our world today, and instead of focusing on the negativity, I guess he's managed to find some peace through himself. He's realised that even though he doesn't have the power to change the world for the better, he does however have the power help the world by change himself for the better, one less person whose adding more suffering and pain to this world.
    I think the chorus in the song is also sending out the message that living is loving. To live is to love. The reason why we continue to journey towards the end of the road, figuratively speaking, is to love and be loved. To attach and to be attached to things, people, emotions, places etc that are on earth.
    I also feel it's about seeking redemption through love, there's a lot of repitition and conjunctive meanings, especially in the final verse:

    "Will those feet in modern times
    Walk on soles made in China?
    Will those feet in modern times
    See the bright prosaic malls?
    Will those feet in modern times
    Forgive me all my sins
    Love is noise"
    This makes me think of going through the world's entire history, and the greatest and worst moments in time. & He's wondering if people will accept him and look past his sins, that he has committed through his lifetime, just as though they have with many terrible things that have happened throughout the history of the world, such as wars.

    It's an beautiful song, and I'm kinda disappointed in myself that I disregarded it a little at first. Change is important and just because it carries a style of sound different to their other songs, it shouldn't under value it's worth. Priceless.
    DreamersDiseaseon August 06, 2008   Link

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