Thursday, January 20, 2005

"No More I Love Yous"

When Annie Lennox covered this and took it into the charts, I had this great big smug smile on my face, since I had the original by The Lover Speaks in my collection and knew the song inside out. "I used to be lunatic from your precious face" is a wonderful line for those moments when you can't quite believe your luck that your girl/boyfriend's chosen YOU (obsessive types might want to cross-reference to Icehouse's "Crazy"). It's an odd, sort of ramshackle song, held together by the aching voice and the mocking chorus girls.

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