Love is Not the Answer

from Balladry & Soliloquy by Brian Woodbury

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I N T R O
Poets will say that love is the way
To explain every cloud in the sky
But sometimes love just doesn’t apply

V E R S E 1
How long will it take
for the sound of a wish
to reach the first star I see tonight?
And how many grains of sand might there be
in proportion to all the waves
that ever crashed on that beach?
Why do they make you write your name and
date of birth on every page
of the forms in a doctor's office?
I guess I’ll never know__

C H O R U S 1
Love’s not the answer
Love is not the answer
Love’s not the answer
Love is not the answer
That you’re looking for.

V E R S E 2
And what makes a glass
half empty, half full
when I will never get to take that drink?
And if a tree falls in the wilderness
of my soul, does it matter to you
if it won’t make any sound?
Who knows the thing that really makes a
Subaru a Subaru?
They say that it’s love, now don’t they?
But the wish won’t make it so__

C H O R U S 2
Love’s not the answer
Love is not the answer
Love’s not the answer
Love is not the answer
That you’re looking for.

B R I D G E
Love doesn’t make the world go round
(That would be the curvature of space-time)
Love will never lift you off the ground
(It seems, the more you try,
the more you waste time)
Love won’t set you free
Well, maybe you, but never me

V E R S E 3
So why did you lie
to my face when you said
that you were gonna be forever mine?
Why did you agree to settle for me
when you knew in the back of your mind
that you’d be breaking my heart?
Why do I still find sand inside my shoes
from the day we drove to the beach
in your Outback for you to dump me?
Why can’t I let it go?

C H O R U S 3
Love’s not the answer
Love is not the answer
Love’s not the answer
Love is not the answer
Love’s not the answer
Love was not the answer
Love’s not the answer
Love was not the answer
You were looking for.

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from Balladry & Soliloquy, released July 1, 2020
vocals, piano, synth, trombone samples: Brian Woodbury; violins: Sara Parkins; cellos: Maggie Parkins; upright bass: Edwin Livingston; drums, percussion: Mark Pardy

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Brian Woodbury Los Angeles, California

Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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