Co-written with Kate Vargas during Love On Holiday 2019 at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Inspired by a collaboration between the kids at the Boys & Girls Club and the old folks at Sturgeon Bay Health Services wherein each group made a collage about what love meant to them.
We started out writing from a grumpy point-of-view and decided halfway through to turn it around. The singer is still reluctant, but learning. Most of the words in the bridge were lifted directly from the art piece.
Why is everybody always going on about love
Talkin like they want it but it always messes things up
Save your wishing and waiting
Save your birds and your bees, oh god
I've had it up to here with everybody going on about love
It's in the music, in the movies, on the covers of the magazines
I keep trying to escape it but that shit keeps following me
It's not that I haven't tried it
But it ain't worth my time, oh god
On and on and on.....
And I've had enough
Why you gotta send me flowers and chocolates and things
Why you gotta go and make me feel like I'm some kind of queen
When you talk to me sweetly
You make me weak in the knees, oh god
On and on and on....
You can give it or take it
It's a warm blanket
It's a shot from above
It's a snuggly hug
Let it into your heart
And it'll make you sing
Maybe love is... *sigh*
I've tried hard to resist but there's really nothing else I can do
So since you insist, I'll give my little black heart to you
I've been feeling uneasy
But it's not as bad as it seems, oh god
On and on and on.... (all night long)
Now I can't get enough