#73 Love is the Drug

#73 Love is the Drug – Grace Jones

A cover version from the Dragon Lady, taken from her excellent album ‘Island Life’. ‘Love is the Drug’ was originally a single for Roxy Music (written by Bryan Ferry and Andy Mackay) but I like this version more – which is saying something.

When she hit the scene, Jamaican born Grace Jones was totally a force to be reckoned with and when she wasn’t beating up Arnie, Russell Harty or James Bond, she was making some of the best and most original music of the early 80’s. I’m not sure if the album cover made the best-album-cover-of-all-time list, but it certainly should’ve done.

Lyrics

‘Tain’t no big thing
To wait for the bell to ring
‘Tain’t no big thing
The toll of the bell
Aggravated – spare for days
I troll downtown the red light place

 

A pose, it would seem, that is popular with all ladies slightly gaga.

 

Jump up bubble up – whats in store
Love is the drug and I need to score
Showing out, showing out, hit and run
Boy meets girl where the beat goes on
Stitched up tight, cant shake free
Love is the drug, got a hook on me
Oh oh catch that buzz
Love is the drug I’m thinking of
Oh oh can’t you see
Love is the drug for me

Ohh Oooooohh
Oohhhh Oooooohh

Late that night I park my car
Stake my place in the singles bar
Face to face, toe to toe
Heart to heart as we hit the floor
Lumber up, limbo down
The locked embrace, the stumble round
I say go, she say yes
Dim the lights, you can guess the rest
Oh oh catch that buzz
Love is the drug Im thinking of
Oh oh cant you see
Love is the drug, got a hook in me
Oh oh catch that buzz
Love is the drug Im thinking of
Oh oh cant you see
Love is the drug for me

Oohhhh Oooooohh
Oohhhh Oooooohh

Love is love is love is the drug

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