Momus – Love Isn’t A Right (2013)

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This is a cover of a song by Molly Drake, Nick Drake’s mother. You can hear the original below. Read about Molly Drake in Peter Paphides’ article in The Guardian here.

Love isn’t a right, it’s got to be earned
Love isn’t a rite that’s got to be learned
Maybe you spent your natural life
Loving husband or loving wife
Were you loving and was your love returned?

Love’s nobody’s fool and nobody’s slave
Love won’t go to school and learn to behave
Ride your love on an easy rein
If love can go it comes back again
Love will haunt us from cradle to the grave

Love’s a whisper and love’s a shout
Love’s a flame that could blow out
Love’s all beauty, but make it a duty
And love will lie down and die

Love, love is a germ you never resist
Love, love’s the eternal will o the wisp
Follow him through the darkest day
Love will glimmer and light your way
But grab at him and he flickers out of sight

Love’s a whisper and love’s a shout
Love’s a flame that could blow out
Love’s enchanted, don’t take it for granted
For love isn’t a right










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Molly Drake … melancholy meditations on the fragility of happiness.

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