Check this one
Fell to the red room
Because she was there, oh
A scarlet woman
She got me in fear, yeah, yeah, yeah

She said, do all those things that you do to me
You know what I mean, boy
Do all those things that you do to me, yeah

Love removal, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love)
Gimme love, soul shaker, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love)

Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, I fell from the sky yesterday
You blew my mind, oh yeah
Having trouble with my direction
Upside down psychotic reaction

Love removal, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love)
Gimme love, soul stealer, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love)
Love removal, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love)
Gimme love, fun remover, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love)

Yeah (talkin' 'bout love)
Love removal, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love)
Gimme love, fun remover, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love)
Gimme love, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love)
Gimme love, soul shaker, love removal machine (talkin' 'bout love)

Look out, here she comes
Look out, here she comes
I said, look out here she comes
Look out here she comes, yeah

Shake it, don't break it, baby
Shake it, don't break it, baby
Shake it, don't break it, baby
Shake it, don't break it, baby
Oh, yeah


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Love Removal Machine Lyrics as written by William Henry Duffy Ian Robert Astbury

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    General Comment

    Great Song, almost as good as Firewoman, have no idea what it means though, any ideas?

    sandonhelmon January 26, 2006   Link
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    Song Meaning

    There are times in a man's live, especially a young man's life, when he may find himself with an excess of "love" in his system. This usually harmless condition can cause discomfort and in severe cases painful swelling in the epididymis.

    Treatment is simple, mostly involving the excess "love" being drained by an accommodating young Miss (usually). This song celebrates one such, who is so adept at this process as to be a veritable "love removal machine".

    All of which sheds a certain light on The Cult's 1985 album, named "Love".

    paul946163on April 13, 2019   Link
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    I'm inclined to go with charming man & ultimate. Lyric says "scarlet woman" , "red room", in lyric & lore, 'scarlet' is often referred to pro, or woman of the night. This woman relieved him of his tension built up in his nutsack. In doing so, there was no "love" associated with the act. Also, afterwards, he was satisfied, & had no more desire for any more sex, she becoming the " Love Removal Machine ". But that's my take. I speak from experience. My balls ready to explode, I checked onto a massage parlor, way back in 1979, at the age of 19. Laid down my $$$, & had a nice tall blonde (young) woman relieve me of my load. No love involved at all. She was also my love removal machine. I have never looked at females the same since. Kinda sad, but done already.

    KeithIzzyon January 24, 2020   Link
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    General Comment

    ..From the album "electric" - a very different sounding album than its predecessor "Love". The latter was a goth classic album whilst the former sounds like ACDC!
    I had always assumed it was about having fun with a prostitute - no love or strings attached.

    CharmingManon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Like charming man said, it's about pretty much they've had good sex in a room, and probably a prostitute

    ultimatemusicon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    He is only with her because he was scared of being on his own. And then she treats him like crap and removes any love he had for her by being a harpy. And the fun as well. Happens to us all. :D

    Yay, the knowledge of hindsight!

    xdvron August 03, 2006   Link
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    to me its similar to The Wanton Song by Zeppelin. Groupie sex, he falls in love and she splits. Oh the duldrums of rock and roll.

    BigToneon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is about the "red rooms" at the Brown night club that Brian Harvey exposed..change my mind .you can't

    117angeldogon April 09, 2023   Link
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    Always took it to mean the chick is a love removal machine because she's kind of crazy. Telling him to give it to her one day then he doesn't know which way is up with her the next "psychotic direction".

    If you've ever dated a chick who is a little wacko you know what I mean. Crazy sex is awesome, but then you get the crazy chick the rest of the time. 😂

    Theycallmetrinityon May 20, 2023   Link
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    Pretty sure this song is about getting an abortion.

    darnellon February 25, 2014   Link

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