I don't want to wonder if this is a blunder
I don't want to worry whether we're going to stay together 'til we die
I don't want you jumping unless this music's thumping
All the dishes rattle in the cupboards when the elephants arrive

I want to love you madly
I want to love you now (I want to love you)
I want to love you madly (I want to love you)
I want to love you, love you, love you madly

I don't want to fake it, I just want to make it
The ornaments look pretty but they're pulling down the branches of the tree
I don't want to think about it, I don't want to talk about
When I kiss your lips I want to sink down to the bottom of the sea

I want to love you madly
I want to love you now (I want to love you), yeah
I want to love you madly (I want to love you), way
I want to love you, love you, love you madly

I don't want to hold back, I don't want to slip down
I don't want to think back to the one thing that I know I should have done
I don't want to doubt you, know everything about you
I don't want to sit across the table from you wishing I could run

I want to love madly
I want to love you now (I want to love you)
I want to love you madly (I want to love you), way
I want to love you, love you, love you madly


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Love You Madly Lyrics as written by John Mccrea

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  • +3
    General Comment

    It's like, the guy just wants to love her.. "The ornaments look pretty But they're pulling Down the branches " - it's like saying how he doesn't want the whole big show of affection, or her dressing up in jewelery and all that... he just wants to simply love her without all the romantic guestures and all the comercial crap...thats just my thoughts

    penny_sweetson May 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    i think it is a guy saying that he just wants to love somebody without all the BS that often comes with relationships. he just wants to fall head-over-heels in love.

    dxdragonetteon April 25, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I agree with Hershey and Shoe. He says that he doesn't want to wonder, that he wants to love her madly, because he does wonder, that he doesn't love her. The line abou the dishes rattling in the cupboards when the elephants arrive-they argue. Apparently, she brings up his past transgressions-like an elephant, she remembers everything. The line about the pretty ornaments pulling down the branches of the tree could be about how little details about her-her little idiosyncrasies-were cute before, but now they irritate him. That's not new for anything, is it?

    And, as Hershey said, Cake just kicks ass.

    carpe_noctemon August 03, 2005   Link
  • +2
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    @ hanooska

    That sounds like an amazing story! It's as if you were both 'in the right place' for such a meeting to occur. I hope this 'Jon' knows that you feel this way. I bet he misses you every day, and that you're always on his mind. I sincerely hope everything works out for you two. Such a love story that would make.

    All the best to you both! :D

    JeanSlion April 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Yeah!  My favorite song about one-night stands.  Who needs all the bullshit baggage?  Fuckin' and rockin'!  
    
     Seriosly, I love this song, however, the above merely reflects the tone of the song, not my personal preference.  "The ornaments look pretty, but they're pulling down the branches on the tree"  is one of the most prolific lyrics in rock.  Cake for President!
    radiocakedoveson June 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The song is not about one night stands at all. This song is about how he is in a relationship.. but doesnt feel in love. He wants to be in love with her, but he's not. I was in a situation like that not all that long ago.. so this song holds personal meaning. Plus.. Cake just kicks ass ;-)

    HersheyDogon June 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    At first I thought this was a love song... but then I was tipped off by the lyrics "All the dishes rattle in the cupboards when the elephants arrive". I think he is referring ot the expression "the elephant in the middle of the room"-- that glaringly obvious thing that no one wants to talk about because it is too uncomfortable. He wants to "love her madly"-- but he doesn't. He's listing all the things that he should be feeling, if he were really in love, and realizing he doesn't feel that way. Plus, at the end of the song, there is the sound of a car peeling out-- obviously, the man running away from a woman he's realized he doesn't love anymore.

    Shoeburynesson December 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    It's about a relationship that is pretty much over emotionally to him, but he wishes he cared more about her cause it's easy. He want's something the entire song.

    He want's to love her madly.

    He doesn't want to sit across the table wishing he could run. So he wants to run.

    It's a relationship he wants to end but wishes he didn't, yet he can't escape his true feelings, it's over.

    pulptaranton July 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    all i know is that i'm feeling the love :D

    Munkoon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    cake has a very interesting method of intertwining very dark metaphoric songs with very clean warm song. this is one of those cake songs that breathes vibrance and still ties nicly with the semi-morbid truth of "the distance", "cool blue reason" or "long line of cars"

    SCIFIon May 31, 2002   Link

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