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Love; it's a difficult word at the very best. It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that sting. Besides, what's love gotta do with it? Pop stars holler and sell a hit, But it could as well be in a grade school skit. What does love mean to you and me? Does it mean my freedom or your slavery? I love my pizza, and I love my beer, I love my dog, and conquering fear. When my team wins, I love to cheer, And when they lose, I love to jeer. I love to cuss, and I love to grouse; I love to laugh, and I love my spouse. To love so many things is great, That even I can love to hate. I love bein' right, and I love bein' seen In all the right places, or in between. I love to fight when the time is right, And the time seems right both day and night. I love myself, even when I don't, And I love to choose, even when I won't. I love to love to love to love, And especially when push comes to shove. So what does all this lovin' mean? Is love from God or just a chromosomal gene? Is love is very own opposite? Is love so fine though sometimes shi....? Oh, I love my pizza, and I love my beer, I love my dog, and conquering fear. So, come what may, this much seems clear, Love's here to stay, from what I hear.
- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Love", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Love", 2009 [baritone and piano], from Three Songs for Roger, no. 3 [ sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-03-07
Line count: 31
Word count: 253