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Peter Gabriel — The Book of Love
Album: Scratch My Back
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:43
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The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures
And instructions for dancing

But I
I love it when you read to me
And you
You can read me anything

The book of love has music in it
In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb

But I
I love it when you sing to me
And you
You can sing me anything

The book of love is long and boring
And written very long ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we're all too young to know

But I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings

And I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
You ought to give me wedding rings
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Off on a tangent... heard these lines and thought of John Prine. I Just saw an anthology of his appearances on Austin City Limits

Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb

John was often both at the same time. Quite a gift.
Always enjoy his voice and arrangements.
Very...Very...Very Beautiful.
Just watched the season final of Scrubs (season 8), in wihch this song was featured. It's fantasic, would love to hear this on RP.  What a song.....
Great cover of a great Magnetic Fields song. I'm a big fan of all that Gabriel has done, and this is one of my new favorites.