Radio 60, side A, track 14: “Love Is” by Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles - Love IsOh, Alannah Myles, is it irony that I don’t know if I love this song or not?  I used to think I knew what irony was until I watched “Reality Bites” for the first time and then there was that scene with Winona Ryder in the elevator where they asked her to define irony.  Plus the whole Alanis song.

Anyway, Alannah Myles, I remember this song fondly, but when I listened to it this time for the first time in a long time, I was a little underwhelmed.  I don’t know why.  Maybe it’s just because I’m at the end of a weird week and am just feeling like being contrary.  And it’s not like I don’t not like this song, Alannah Myles, because I love the way you sing “Love is” and I love the creepy way that the background singers sing “Love is” and I love that part where you sing “Can’t live on promises, won’t sleep with lies”. . .

I sure used “love” an awful lot in that last sentence, didn’t I, Allanah Myles.  I’m apparently just being a grump.  Never mind me.  Keep being your amazing self.

“Love Is”

<awesome Alannah Myles jam>

Hard ta get

Impossible ta hold

Straight as an arrow

Like a burnin’ fuse

In the long, cold dawn

By the side’a the road

A hopeless case

A perfect thing

Love is (love is)

Whatcha want it ta be

Love is (love is)

Heaven to the lonely

Show me

Whatcha want me ta do

S’love is what I got fo you

<awesome Alannah Myles jam>

I close my eyes

Search the stars

Cry f’help

Wake up cold

You’re in my system

Under my skin

Raw emotion

Please don’t go

Love is (love is)

Whatcha want it ta be

(Love is)

Heaven to the lonely

Show me

Whatcha want me ta do

S’love is what I got fo you

Can’t live on promises, won’t sleep with lies

Don’t understand the things ya say
‘Til I read ’em in ya eyes

Gotta run on instinct
Gotta go by feel

Gotta trust my senses
Know if it’s f’reeeeeeeeeal

<awesome Alannah Myles jam>

Can’t live on promises, won’t sleep with lies

Don’t understand the things ya say
‘Til I read ’em in your eyes

Gotta run on instinct
Gotta go by feel

Gotta trust my senses

Love iiiis

(Love is)

Whatcha want it ta be

Love is

Heaven to the lonely

Show me

Whatcha want me ta do

S’love is what I got fo you

Love is (love is)
Hey

(Love is)

Love iiis

(Show me)

Heeeeeey

(Love is)

(Love is)

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