Your Love Is​.​.​. (Love Song With Metaphor)

from by Glen Raphael

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This is a cover of one of my favorite Paul & Storm songs. The song was originally released under a noncommercial creative commons license that allows remixing.

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My love is a butterfly floating gently through summer fields
Spreading beauty and love under the midday sun
And your love is an entomologist
Chasing me down, ensnaring me in your nate
And taking me home, jabbing a pin through my guts
And mounting me on your wall
A pin. Your love is a pin through my guts.

My love is a sailing ship, seeking out a friendly shore
To cast out my anchor, happily never to sail no more
And your love is the ocean that drowns me
Leaving my bones to be picked at by crabs
And bringing settlers to the new world
With smallpox and influenza
Wiping out the indigenous population
Smallpox. Your love is smallpox.

You are a giant redwood falling on a family of deer
You are a soaring eagle landing in a minefield
You are the river rising over the downtown levee
You are Christmas, in Iran.

My love is a tiny puppy knowing only joy and trust
Greeting each new day as a miraculous gift
And your love is an underground dog-fighting ring
Capturing me and keeping me in a cage
On the brink of starvation, torturing me daily
Until all that I know is hate and rage
And death holds no meaning for me
Just like Christopher Walken at the end of The Deer Hunter
Christopher Walken. Your love is Christopher Walken.

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from Phase Transition, released October 21, 2013
Music: Sabourin/Coulton, Lyrics: DiCostanzo/Sabourin
Guitar/Voice: Glen Raphael

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Glen Raphael New York, New York

Glen Raphael is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who performs songs on such nerdy and diverse topics as quantum physics, bedbugs, and the Statue of Liberty's mid-life crisis. Glen has won Best Original Song awards at NCSA events and is the current organizer of the New York City Folk Music Meetup. ... more

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