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Radio XVI, side A, track 10: “(The World Don’t Need) Another Lover” by Giant Steps

Giant Steps - Another LoverOh, Giant Steps, I thought this song was wonderful the very first time I heard it, but it always confused me a little bit.  I wasn’t exactly sure what you were saying when you were saying that the world didn’t need another lover.  Because it sounded like you and your gal were pretty great.  And believe me, you had my mind all abuzz with that lyric “’cause no one’s better when the lights go down”.  Oh my. . .anyway, I couldn’t figure it out, because you were talking about how happy you were with your lover, but then you’re singing that the world didn’t need another lover.  Or when you were saying that the world didn’t need another lover, now it’s got you, now it’s got me. . .wait, does that mean that now that you two were lovers that the world was full up and no more lovers were needed?  Wait a minute, Giant Steps, I’m really happy for you and everything, it’s great that being with her is like heading off to Wonderland and all, but isn’t that a bit selfish to deny anyone after you the happiness you’re clearly feeling?

Although, on the other hand, that kinda captures a new relationship pretty perfectly.  Because a happy new couple in love are some of the most self-centered people in the world.  Not in a bad way, Giant Steps, but when you’re newly in love, you feel like no one has ever felt this way before, and that no one, NO ONE could ever love someone as much as you love your new love.  And that you’ve perfected the art of being in love, so that the world, indeed, needs no more lovers.  Got it.  Makes sense to me.  Carry on.

“(The World Don’t Need) Another Lover”

<awesome Giant Steps jam>

I’ve had a
Pocketful of love in my time
The best of all’s you
(You, you)

I guess we perfected the emotional thing

Just we two

I searched all over for the permanent one
And then I found you
(You, you)

‘Cause no one’s better when the lights go down

And there’s just we two

The world don’t need
Another lover

Now it’s got you
Now it’s got me

The world don’t need
Another lover
‘Cause our love’s more than the whole wooorld

Needs

Baby

You can’t buy passion like it every day
From a second-hand heart
(Heart, heart)

They just can’t sepaarate the meant to beeee
They can’t tear us apart

The world don’t need
Another lover

Now it’s got you
Now it’s got me

The world don’t need
Another lover
‘Cause our love’s more than the whole world needs
Girl, our love’s
Invincible
I’m so proud with your hand in my hand

Caaatch a wind
And fly away
We’re on a one-way trip to Wonderland

<awesome Giant Steps jam>

The world don’t need
Another lover

Now it’s got you
Now it’s got me

The world don’t need
Another lover
‘Cause our love’s more than the whole wooorld

Needs

Baby

Girl, our love’s
Invincible
I’m so proud with your hand in my hand

Caaatch a wind
And fly away
We’re on a one-way trip to Wonderlaaand

The world don’t need
Another lover

Now it’s got you
Now it’s got me

The world don’t need
Another loooveeer

‘Cause it’s got you
‘Cause it’s got that, girl

The world don’t need
Another lover

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