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It's Gotta Be Love

Why do you go through the things you do?
Does some strange spirit have some claim on you?
It’s gotta be love
It’s gotta be love
How are you standing still on those coals?
Doesn’t the pain just burn through the soles?
It’s gotta be love
It’s gotta be love

A promise of gold at the end of the rainbow
A lighthouse’s glow in a deep, dark ocean
Must be somethin’ that keeps us sustained-o
That keeps our sad hearts full of devotion

Yeah, it’s gotta be love

How do you deal with that man of yours?
He’s got you black-and-blue on all fours –
It’s gotta be love
It’s gotta be love
And that leathery woman who whips you in black –
What stops you from taking your dignity back?
It’s gotta be love

We are so sad and so lost
But that’s the condition
Looking for suitable partners
in times of transition
Our theories outwitted,
our muscles outmatched in submission
That’s gotta be love

Why do you settle for that drunken louse,
Who keeps you chained up and tied to that house?
It’s gotta be love
It’s gotta be love
Baby, I miss those times that we had
What’s the secret to suffering through all the bad?
It’s gotta be love
Yes, indeed

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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