Love is a Four​-​Letter Word

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All my friends say I’m the nicest guy around
All my lovers have told me I’m an arsehole
All my friends say it’s not me, it’s just them
They try to get 200 bucks before they pass Go

But it doesn’t make it easier to smile
& it doesn’t make it easier to walk another mile
’Cos life’s a journey but I missed the tram
Love is a tetragram
love is the traffic jam

My psychiatrist tells me I’m OK
I just need to stop sitting on fences
And my friends say I will find requited love
If I can stop chasing ambulances

But it doesn’t make it easier to smile
& it doesn’t make it easier to walk another mile
’Cos life’s a journey but I missed the bus
Love is a blunderbuss
love is too dangerous

But it’s OK, it’s OK, I sadly say
It’s OK, it’s OK
’Cos if my life stopped going wrong
I would never write a song again
I live for the rain

But it doesn’t make it easier to smile
& it doesn’t make it easier to walk another mile
’Cos life’s a journey but I missed my train
Love is ultramontane
love is the dull refrain
love is a fucking pain
Yeah life’s a journey but I missed the tram

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from Long Story Short (Remastered), released January 26, 2020
Lyrics and music by Dean Lombard
Copyright 2000

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The Phosphenes Melbourne, Australia

The Phosphenes create imperfect three-minute pop songs from a standard dysfunctional rock line-up (with added harmonica for your convenience) that - replete with catchy hooks and upbeat rhythms, armed with poignant and quirky humour, and dripping in vocal harmonies - stick in your head and get you out of your chair. ... more

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