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Lush - For Love

Pretty little girl, she shines
Knowing she is young, she smiles
Happy just to be a prize
Happy just to see his smile

Silly little girl, she tries
Thinking she is good, and wise
Doesn't recognise the lies
Pouring from her lips, she sighs:

'this is so real,
It's what I feel,
I look in your eyes and lose myself'

Silly little girl denies
Ever understanding why
Her face is full of sad surprise
Every time she hears him cry:

'what do you feel
When you're with me?
I look in your eyes and see myself'

But there's no connection,
Just his own reflection
Isn't this the way you wanted me?
(what do you mean?)
In love with you
(what do I feel?)
Do anything
(what do you mean?)
For you

She looked in his eyes to lose herself

And when it falls apart, she cries
Doesn't think to look inside
She just covers up her eyes
Doesn't see her own disguise

And though she feels this sorrow,
It will fade tomorrow
She'll pretend that this was really love
(what do you mean?)
She'll make their fall
(what did I feel?)
Seem beautiful
(what do you mean?)
She won't remember this at all
(what do you mean?)
She won't recall
(what did I feel?)
The truth at all
(what do you mean?)
She wants to fall
(what did I feel?)
(what do you mean?)

“For Love” was the second single from “Spooky”, the debut full-length album of the acclaimed shoegaze band Lush. Written by lead singer Miki Berenyi, the song comes off as a celebration of romance at first glance, but the lyrics show an extremely cynical perspective at the concept of relationships hidden under the caffeinated bass and sugary jangle guitar. A music video was released for this single and the version uses the single/EP "BAD2001" release of the song; remixed by Mark Freegard and Lush – the drums on this version were re-recorded from the version on “Spooky” – the bass appears to have less flange on it also.

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