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"the girls" by Neil Gaiman


I'm Not in Love

(Stewart/Gouldman, 1975)

Lyrics

I'm not in love, so don't forget it.
It's just a silly phase I'm going through.
And just because I call you up,
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made.
I'm not in love, no no, it's because...
I said, I'd like to see you, but then again,
That doesn't mean you mean that much to me.
So if I call you, don't make a fuzz;
Don't tell your friends about the two of us.
I'm not in love, no no, it's because...

I keep your picture upon the wall,
It hides a nasty stain still lying there.
It hides a nasty stain still lying there.
I keep your picture upon the wall,
It hides a nasty stain still lying there.
It hides a nasty stain still lying there.
So don't you ask me to give it back
I know you know it doesn't mean that much to me
I'm not in love, no no, it's because...
Ooh, you'll wait a long time for me.
Ooh, you'll wait a long time.
Ooh, you'll wait a long time for me.
hee, you'll wait a long time

I'm not in love, I'm not in love...
I'm not in love, so don't forget it.
It's just a silly phase I'm going through.
And just because I call you up,
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made.
I'm not in love, I'm not in love...

* original version by 10cc
from The Original Soundtrack






Tori Quotes

Tori wanted "I'm Not In Love" "to be almost like an ancient Japanese dance, like a ritual dance. So I stripped the keyboards off, and it became all about the vocal." Adrien Belew used a drill along with his guitar. [Ice - September 2001]

You sing 'I'm Not In Love' from 10cc very slowly, you almost spell the vowels. And it was for the first time that I heard how arrogant those lyrics are!

"Yes, it's ironic that this has been the ultimate slow dance for teenagers in love for years. The singer is really super-cynical, and the lyrics show a superiority complex that doesn't know its equal in pop music. He just has a hard-on and looks down on the girl he sings about. I think that the men from 10cc where deeply on coke at the time, because this is real cocaine arrogance. Plus the arrogance from a pop-star that has hundreds of girls down at his feet and can say, 'Alright, you can give me a blowjob, but don't you dare think I care about you.' In my song it's different -- 'You're not in love? Well, I'm not in love either, sucker!'" [Samsonic - Sept/Oct 2001]

"She's a little fetish gal - she's into BDSM. It's all about power with her. And she's not really in love; she really isn't. She was at one time, and she's having a different adventure now in life. She will walk down many roads." [AP - October 2001]


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