Words of Love Spoken

from by Vigilantes of Love



Written by Bill Mallonee for Irving Music, Inc., Allegiance Music, Russachugama Music and CyBrenJoJosh (BMI) ©1990, 1992


we were sitting at the bar
finishing our last drink
talking like mature adults
and hormones did their thing
run my hand under your dress
and gently squeeze your thigh
you're wearing my wedding ring
i don't need an alibi

now i know that cathode ray
lies and steals
it pays no attention
to the way that you feel

and i will pray without ceasing
i will play while unleashing
sanities and the vanities
and the empty keep reaching
hope to be brutal as i
examine every motive
i will strain my soul
to hear the words of love spoken

honey i've got visions of your flesh and more
rolling around my brain
hear angel voice choruses
around each and every bend
when i come to you with my
bleeding little heart in my hand
tough time getting it off my sleeve
but i knew you'd understand

now i know that asphalt highway
lies and steals
it pays no attention
to the way that you feel

i am stricken with malaise
i am smitten with the vapors
it defies all known description
every current nomenclature
given to excesses
gross exaggerations
manifold weaknesses
and diverse temptation

now i know that James Earl Ray
lies and steals
it pays no attention
to the way that you feel


from Jugular, released April 15, 1990



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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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