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John Buck Wilkin: Music

And It Is Love

(John Buck Wilkin)
AND IT IS LOVE


YOU PAY FOR IT WHEN YOU’RE LONELY
AND YOU STAY FOR IT WHEN YOU’RE DOWN
PROBABLY MAKE A PLAY FOR IT, IT’S STILL THE ONLY
DECENT THING AROUND
YOU GO FOR IT, OUT ON YOUR LONESOME
AND YOU ROW FOR IT WITH THE REST OF THE TEAM
MIGHT NOT HAVE A WHOLE HELLUVA LOT TO SHOW FOR IT WHEN IT’S SAID AND IT’S OVER, IT’S JUST A DREAM
AND IT IS LOVE

AND IT IS LOVE THAT BRINGS THE MILITARY MUSCLE-MAN TO HIS KNEES
IT IS LOVE THAT SAVES THE HEART AND CURES THE SOUL’S DISEASE
IT’S THE CHILD THAT COMES ALONG AND BEGS YOU MISTER PLEASE
SHOW ME THE WAY

AND YOU FIGHT FOR IT IN THE BARS AND THE GHETTOS
SHINE A LIGHT FOR IT ON THE SAD SIDE OF TOWN
STAY UP ALL NIGHT FOR IT IN THE TROLLEY DINER
IT MUST BE FOUND
YOU RUN FOR IT LIKE A SMALL-TOWN POLITICIAN
STAY UNDER THE GUN FOR IT LIKE SOME COMMON THIEF
WORK HARD ALL DAY OUT IN THE SUN FOR IT
IT IS A RELIGION, IT’S A RELIEF
AND IT IS LOVE

AND IT IS LOVE THAT COMES AROUND AND HITS YOU FROM BEHIND
IT IS LOVE THAT TAKES THE SIGHTED MAN AND TURNS HIM STONE-EYED BLIND
IT’S THE FRIEND THAT TURNS INTO AN ANGEL IN YOUR MIND
INSIDE A DAY

AND YOU SIGH FOR IT IN THE TIME THAT YOU’RE GIVEN
AND YOU TRY FOR IT WHEN THE RING COMES AROUND
HOPE YOU DON’T HAVE TO DIE FOR IT, ‘THO GOD KNOWS YOU’D BE WILLING
IF IT LETS YOU DOWN
AND YOU SEARCH FOR IT IN THE TRAINS AND THE GALLERIES
GET CAUGHT IN THE LURCH FOR IT WITH THE WIND AND THE SNOW
WAIT IN THE CHURCH FOR IT, IS SHE TALL, DARK, AND HANDSOME
ONLY YOU WILL KNOW, WHEN IT IS LOVE