Love Songs

from by Geraldine Quinn

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lyrics

Sometimes when I’m reading a pop singer’s lyrics
I can’t fathom why fame has depleted their grasp of English
There must be an unwritten rule
To forget every grammar class you took at school because

Love songs – they don’t make sense
But then love does – not make sense
It’s just a (clap clap) chemical imbalance
That makes people want to live or die
If language is what separates us
From the chimps and the alligators
Then love songs…what’s the story with love songs…
Then love songs…what’s the story with love songs…

Every song takes me hours to spell out a story
Then along comes a pop-rock songwriter to steal the glory
There’s no reason why you should care -
About your hands in the air – unless you’re under a helicopter

Love songs – are maddening
I can’t work out what’s happening
Sure as this costume is unflattering
Love makes a fool of you and I
And if we’re the paramount
Of what the animal kingdom’s all about
Then love songs…what’s the story with love songs…
Then love songs…what’s the story with love songs…
I love you. I need a way to write I love you… Without it sounding trite
…My sun, my moon, my Milky Way…the Jackie to my JFK

Is clever – an unachievable endeavour – when the
subject is someone who’s tricked you into using your own…
…heart….
…Your damned stupid heart…..

Love songs…those silly little love songs…
Oh love songs…what’s the story with love songs…

Love songs – there’s no excuse for the clichés and abuse of the
Grade 5 language rule - just because you want to multiply
But if I find someone to be with
You can rest assured that I’ll proofread all my
Love songs…all my well-written love songs…
Love songs…Just you wait for my love songs…

Love songs – are my pariah From Sheeran to Mariah
When the Martians open fire - It’ll be because of Air Supply
When the human race has dissipated
Our iTunes clouds will humiliate us
With love songs…so many terrible love songs…
Oh love songs…what’s the story with love songs…

7 billion less lonely people in the world….
You mean 7 billion FEWER lonely people in the world

credits

from Fox Poncing, released May 17, 2017
Geraldine Quinn - vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Steven J. Hearne - electric guitars
Mark Jones - grand piano
Sonja Horbelt - drums
Tristan Courtney - bass

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Geraldine Quinn Melbourne, Australia

Geraldine Quinn is a multi-award-winning writer-actor-songwriter-rock cabaretiér. She's been nominated for 14 Green Room Awards (winning 2), 2 Melbourne Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Awards (winning in 2011), Best Cabaret in Adelaide Fringe (2013), 2 NZ Fringe Awards (2014) and is a Moosehead Award recipient (2011 and 2014).

She's healthily enamoured of David Bowie and not at all obsessed.
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