Don’t we all go through this? There is a song in my head today. I have no idea what triggered it! But thankfully this is one of the songs that I truly like unlike some unfortunate days when all that I can think of is “sona kitna sona hai“!!
So, today it is Patti Smith’s “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”.
The lyrics are:
Now, I don’t want to lose you
but I don’t want to use you
just to have somebody by my side.
And I don’t want to hate you,
I don’t want to take you
but I don’t want to be the one to cry.
And that don’t really matter to anyone anymore.
But like a fool I keep losing my place
and I keep seeing you walk through that door.
But there’s a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it’s sad when you know it’s your heart you can’t trust.
There’s a reason why people don’t stay where they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just aint enough.
Now, I could never change you
I don’t want to blame you.
Baby, you don’t have to take the fall.
Yes, I may have hurt you, but I did not desert you.
Maybe I just want to have it all.
It makes a sound like thunder
it makes me feel like rain.
And like a fool who will never see the truth,
I keep thinking something’s gonna change.
And there’s no way home
when it’s late at night and you’re all alone.
Are there things that you wanted to say?
And do you feel me beside you in your bed,
there beside you, where I used to lay?
And there’s a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it’s sad when you know it’s your heart they can’t touch.
There’s a reason why people don’t stay who they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just ain’t enough.
Baby, sometimes, love… it just ain’t enough.
Oh, Oh, Oh, No
(Taken from here)
And the video is
I first heard this song on MTV when it was newly launched in India. Me and my sister were hooked! We loved Sophiya haque, Chang and other VJs that got quite popular. This song in particular reminds me of the lazy afternoons, ‘trying’ to prepare lunch, waiting for parents to come back from office and of course the looong discussions with friends about the latest songs heard on TV…