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Bryan Ferry — Slave To Love
Album: Boys And Girls
Avg rating:
7.1

Your rating:
Total ratings: 950









Released: 1985
Length: 4:17
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Tell her I'll be waiting
In the usual place
With the tired and weary
And there's no escape

To need a woman
You've got to know
How the strong get weak
And the rich get poor

Slave to love
Slave to love

You're running with me
Don't touch the ground
We're restless hearted
Not the chained and bound

The sky is burning
A sea of flame
Though your world is changing
I will be the same

Slave to love
Slave to love
Slave to love
Slave to love
And I can't escape
I'm a slave to love

The storm is breaking
Or so it seems
We're too young to reason
Too grown up to dream

Now spring is turning
Your face to mine
I can hear your laughter
I can see your smile

Slave to love
Slave to love
And I can't escape
I'm a slave to love

Slave to love
Slave to love
And I can't escape
I'm a slave to love

Slave to love
And I can't escape
I'm a slave to love

Slave to love
And I can't escape
I'm a slave to love

Slave to love
And I can't escape
I'm a slave to love
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A picture of old shackles in the slideshow. LOL.
Such smooth, polished style.
Sounds very much like Tom Petty's Runaway Trains.
The Smithereens to Bryan Ferry, that hurts. Must be a reason.

Ok, sonically different, but the lyrics match up. Whew!
80s make out music
Ferry's albums always have terrific bop and a delicious female visage  : )
 yorch wrote:
You can play Bryan Ferry all you like as far as I'm concerned.  

 

Yes, please.
I totally loves this number from the movie 9/11 weeks  
You can play Bryan Ferry all you like as far as I'm concerned.  
11!

10. Just to conpensate for all you haters. 😜
love this song - another example of the eclectic world of Radio Paradise!
Wow - too many negative comments about this song (although some of them are quite funny....)!  Only a 6.8?

This is a beautiful song!! {#Cheers} 
 Alpine wrote:

SEX TONITE!!!!!!!!



 

I hear "snakes alive".
 amb599 wrote:
This song is very very very gay.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.  Just not my cup of tea.  Enjoy fellas.....
 
If there's "nothing wrong with that", and you can't believe that the actual song has a sexual preference, then why do you use "gay" as a pejorative? 
Idiot. 
I can't stand Bryan Ferry...Seriously...his music is just so BORING! Someone wake me up when this song is over.
 amb599 wrote:
This song is very very very gay.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.  Just not my cup of tea.  Enjoy fellas.....
 
Its not the reference to gayness, but the display of ignorance that confounds me.
 Alexandra wrote:


{#Yes}      {#Bounce}
 


This disk is still a personal fave with Gilmour and Sanborn doing some fine work throughout
 ziakut wrote:
Polished, classy and all around gem. Love Bryan and Roxy Music...whenever I hear them. Never tire of this music. Ever.
 
{#Mrgreen}
Polished, classy and all around gem. Love Bryan and Roxy Music...whenever I hear them. Never tire of this music. Ever.
Avalon Mach II
 citizenkeith wrote:
One of my favorite albums of the 80s. Excellent from start to finish...
 

{#Yes}      {#Bounce}
Ah..yes. It's nice to be reminded every now and again that pop music CAN sometimes sound really good
Nice late night music!
This song is very very very gay.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.  Just not my cup of tea.  Enjoy fellas.....
One of his very best.
David Gilmour, and Mark Knofler played on this album - anyone know who's on this track ? I'd say Gilmour.
One of my favorite albums of the 80s. Excellent from start to finish...
 Sjaaks wrote:
No connection here at all...

Without any doubt in my mind:

1
 
You forgot to add the 0 to make it the true 10 that it is.

Go Roxy!!!    :)

funny how the roxy music sound is so easily identified; eno included. i suppose it's because they are so different from the mainstream and worked well together. i like them all; grouped and as solo artists. enjoy!
 Dillinquent wrote:
You haven't lived if you haven't listened to this album on headphones.
 
I can't stand it coming out of my computer speakers...
No connection here at all...

Without any doubt in my mind:

1
 finkle007 wrote:
"If you had no hair, you'd look like Danny Devito"
 
Nicola T.....is that you?

You haven't lived if you haven't listened to this album on headphones.

"If you had no hair, you'd look like Danny Devito"
Make. It. Stop. {#Frustrated}
Never understood the appeal of Bryan Ferry or Roxy Music. Other people must, based on the rating, but I get nothing from this song whatsoever...it sounds cheesy and sappy to me...too slick and overproduced for my taste.

I also remember this song on "9 1/2 Weeks", but, to me, it was a distraction, not an enhancement, to the movie. A film like that needed a truly sultry song, not this.

Just my two cents...


 EssexTex wrote:
It's not that no one can imitate him...why would they want to...I used to think there was something medically wrong with him, all that strange twitching....that said his version of "Jealous Guy"'s better than Lennon's
 
Any version (of anything) is better than Lennon's  {#Puke}
In my younger years I thought he was saying Safety Love.

Slave to Love...  Now it makes much more sense.

The entire album is amazing!!! Get it and you might as well order "Boys and Girls" at the same time.
This song is sultry, sexy, and gets me every.damned.time. 
Which one is the boy? 


 I think Talk Talk has a similar sound...smooth vocals.. bupanishad2012 wrote:
Bryan Ferry is a dynamite singer and far underrated in the USA. He has an unusual, sexy sound that no one else can imitate. Play him all you can! Please!
 


SEX TONITE!!!!!!!!


OK. It's pretty good. I can't believe I reverted to my teenage years to rate this.
Ah, thats better! Never too much Brian or Roxy.........
:good-vibes: :good-vibes: :good-vibes: :good-vibes:
Still sounds great after all these years!! :sunny:
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
circuitburn wrote:
Heard this in High School back in the day and loved the groove.......and still do.
So did I (and still do).
bupanishad2012 wrote:
Bryan Ferry is a dynamite singer and far underrated in the USA. He has an unusual, sexy sound that no one else can imitate. Play him all you can! Please!
It's not that no one can imitate him...why would they want to...I used to think there was something medically wrong with him, all that strange twitching....that said his version of "Jealous Guy"'s better than Lennon's
Bryan Ferry is a dynamite singer and far underrated in the USA. He has an unusual, sexy sound that no one else can imitate. Play him all you can! Please!
...huh. i must be the wrong generation.
i was doing some work and had to check to see what song this was. it sounds so cheesy.
Heard this in High School back in the day and loved the groove.......and still do.
When I grow up, I want to be Bryan Ferry.
wow, I thought this was that other Brian Ferry song from this album that really really sounds like that other Roxy Music song (Avalon) they all sound so so similar but I have to admit they sound good
Best Ferry song ever.
How sweet it is, to come home to RP after a month away... Mauritius might be paradise, and Dubai offered lots of luxury and fun, but there is no place like Tokyo, and NO PLACE LIKE RP! Thanks, Bill!
Dated....sounds like Bowie.......sort of
I never cared for this back in the day, but now I'm feeling strangely nostalgic...
I remember this from the movie 9 1/2 Weeks...Steamy goodness
Mmmmmm, nothing more romantic than a velvet jock strap! :lol: Gorky wrote:
It's like a velvet jock strap
RBS76 wrote:
Oh Flashback. This is also on the 9 1/2 Weeks soundtrack. Yup. Guilty, guilty pleasures. :shifty: Also Leave Your Hat On (Joe Cocker) and This City Never Sleeps (Eurythmics) are on that soundtrack. Not terrible.
Indeed. Excellent soundtrack, and this one brings it all together. I can't explain it, but I harbor a bittersweet nostalgia for the mid-80's, particularly when I hear movie soundtracks. Yep, this one is awesome. Still jerks the heart strings after all these years.
fjordless wrote:
I thought I left the dentist's office two hours ago. I can't believe this is rated so highly.
:lol: :rolleyes:
MojoJojo wrote:
I'm not a slave to love, but like Buckwheat, I am nookin puh nub.
Depends, are you Munce. Tice. Fee Tines A Mady? Now if I could only find a Buckwheat emoticon...
I was only a little bit more than a kid when this songs filled the radio airplay at the time but I used to love it... and still it's incredibly evocative for me every time I hear it...give me a unique sense of tranquillity!
I'm not a slave to love, but like Buckwheat, I am nookin puh nub.
Such cheese. Such memories. :angel:
I thought I left the dentist's office two hours ago. I can't believe this is rated so highly.
voodoodaddy wrote:
1985. My then-girlfriend and I had just moved in together, and there, amidst the boxes and paper stuffing, with furniture strewn about and ice cream melting on the dining room table, we danced to this whole album, stopping only to switch album sides (yes, girls and boys, we were playing an LP). That spring-time, we were truly slaves to love. Bryan Ferry has always held a soft spot for me ever since.
SOOOO romantic! Thanks for sharing the luv!
StevenQ wrote:
How about a leather jock strap lined with velvet? Would that be more, or less, fear inducing?
A bit. It appears my life is a bit more sheltered than I thought it was.
cattgirl813 wrote:
I would ask how you know what that sensation is like, but I'm afraid of the answer.... :shifty:
How about a leather jock strap lined with velvet? Would that be more, or less, fear inducing?
1985. My then-girlfriend and I had just moved in together, and there, amidst the boxes and paper stuffing, with furniture strewn about and ice cream melting on the dining room table, we danced to this whole album, stopping only to switch album sides (yes, girls and boys, we were playing an LP). That spring-time, we were truly slaves to love. Bryan Ferry has always held a soft spot for me ever since.
Oh Flashback. This is also on the 9 1/2 Weeks soundtrack. Yup. Guilty, guilty pleasures. :shifty: Also Leave Your Hat On (Joe Cocker) and This City Never Sleeps (Eurythmics) are on that soundtrack. Not terrible.
"Shake your rug... :moon:
Gorky wrote:
It's like a velvet jock strap
I would ask how you know what that sensation is like, but I'm afraid of the answer.... :shifty:
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
This sets the right ambience. I always imagine me in a hotel room in a tuxedo (tux tie untied) with disheveled hair drinking a scotch, a martini or some champaign waiting on an encounter (if you get my meaning) with a really hot wahini.
I always thought that the best encounters occurred in Urbana.
Sinuous sleazy beat. I love the eighties. Pop music hasn't been as good since. Reminds me of dancing all night to fast music, then waiting for the slower sleazey stuff to start around 5 a.m.
Just turned the volume up a little.
Smoooth. Love it.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Your in an alternate universe...now get down on your knees!! :whipit:
That's gotta be the best offer he's ever had.
physicsgenius wrote:
Am I on the computer or in the elevator?
Your in an alternate universe...now get down on your knees!! :whipit:
Gorky wrote:
It's like a velvet jock strap
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............
kazuma wrote:
What does this track remind me of? In the immortal words of Grandpa Simpson: "I had seeeeex." I really did. Back in the day.
and now you don't anymore?
Could've sworn this was "Avalon" at first...
Helchat wrote:
This is definitely NOT music to work by :kiss:
agree, it makes me sleepy too ! :yawn:
handyrae wrote:
How am I supposed to WORK after listening to this..........?
This is definitely NOT music to work by :kiss:
It's like a velvet jock strap
Oh, how I love Bryan Ferry... let me count the ways :hearteyes:
Still a great song after all these years. I would throw the album on when I was making out with my girlfriend in college. Too much information? Oh well them's the facts.
kazuma wrote:
What does this track remind me of? In the immortal words of Grandpa Simpson: "I had seeeeex." I really did. Back in the day.
This sets the right ambience. I always imagine me in a hotel room in a tuxedo (tux tie untied) with disheveled hair drinking a scotch, a martini or some champaign waiting on an encounter (if you get my meaning) with a really hot wahini.
Wow m. Knopfler my new crush even better.
How am I supposed to WORK after listening to this..........?
Mark Knopfler (sp?) on lead guitar if memory serves me right.... Splendid!
80's east coast. summer. blasting out on the lawn. stupefied from heat and drink. nice.
What does this track remind me of? In the immortal words of Grandpa Simpson: "I had seeeeex." I really did. Back in the day.
Having hear this a gazillion times way back when - I hear something different. I guess that's what "remastered" means. Not bad.
This whole album is one of my desert island discs. It and Avalon are a good 1-2 punch.
physicsgenius wrote:
Am I on the computer or in the elevator?
You're in a mile-high elevator. Relax and enjoy the ride.
:boohoo: :pray: :boohoo:
Am I on the computer or in the elevator?
Couldn't agree with you more! :daisy: shakitten wrote:
Doesn't matter what mood I'm in...BF and Roxy always seem to fit. :bounce:
Doesn't matter what mood I'm in...BF and Roxy always seem to fit. :bounce:
Was "treated" to Gwen Stefani's rendition of this over lunch today...thanks for cleansing my palette, RP. Excellent tune.
Great song from a great album in an era of GREAT music from BF and Roxy Music. Brings back so many memories for me!
Absolutely yummy.....
GREAT song.
What can you say - Bryan Ferry's voice is melodically haunting - a great artist - 10. O:)
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