Yeah! Strangers are blogging my lyrics. I like this. True story, this is the first unbitter lovesong I ever wrote (Fall 2008). So of course it’s about S&M.

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I learned to love from songs
I know I do it wrong
I fall fast and not very well
Try to dissemble, but you can tell
I can’t play by the rules
Too impatient to be pursued

But you got under my skin
Your skin under my nails
Your smell on my hair
Your marks on my arms

If we can choose our bruises I’ve made my choice
Now I sing my own song in my own voice
Though my tongue may still be tied
In the end I will be undenied
Oh, I learned to love from songs
I know I do it wrong

If I could have what I wanted
You would be part of it
To grasp me firmly’s not an option
But I want you
Even now I’ve had you, still — I want you
Tempted to give all this a name
As our dance moves always one step out of frame