Lennox/The Lover Speaks lines about language

Just listening to Annie Lennox singing ‘No More I Love Yous’ and thought the lyrics were interesting about language, so I thought I’d share them:

No more ‘I love yous’
A language is leaving me
No more ‘I love yous’
A language is leaving me exiled
No more ‘I love yous’
Changes are shifting me outside the words

Actually makes me think of some other great song lyrics by The Associates, who are all over the place with puns and wordplay and clever syntax on Party Fears Two, for example, but maybe I’m most reminded of these ‘language’ lyrics that I’ve come across recently in a great song called ‘The Beat and the Pulse’ by Austra:

Capture something read
Paste it to the edge of your bed
Someone will be there
Someone who will know what it says
What it says

……and then later…..

Elevate your fingers
Motion makes it hard to write

….which I think are beautiful lines 🙂

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