Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin Lyrics

The Magnetic Fields


album: Track in album 69 Love Songs
release date: 1999-9-7
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genres: Electronic Rock Blues Pop
styles: Chanson/Pop Rock/Indie Rock/Vocal/Synth-pop/New Beat
length: 1:47
lead vocals: Stephin Merritt
composer: Stephin Merritt
lyricist: Stephin Merritt

Cover Art

The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs cover art
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It makes you blind, it does you in
It makes you think you're pretty tough
It makes you prone to crime and sin
It makes you say thing off the cuff
It's very small and made of glass
and grossly over-advertised
It turns a genius into an ass
and makes a fool think he is wise
It could make you regreaty your birth
or turn cartwheels in your best suit
It costs a lot more than it's worth
and yet there is no substitute
They keep it on a higher shelf
the older and more pure it grows
It has no color in itself
but it can make you see rainbows
You can find it at the Bowery
or you can find it at Elaine's
It makes your words more flowery
It makes the sun shine, makes it rain
You just get what they put in
and they never put in enough
Love is like a bottle of gin
but a bottle of gin is not like love


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Absolutely Cuckoo
  • 2 I Don’t Believe in the Sun
  • 3 All My Little Words
  • 4 A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off
  • 5 Reno Dakota
  • 6 I Don’t Want to Get Over You
  • 7 Come Back From San Francisco
  • 8 The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
  • 9 Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits
  • 10 The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
  • 11 I Think I Need a New Heart
  • 12 The Book of Love
  • 13 Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long
  • 14 How Fucking Romantic
  • 15 The One You Really Love
  • 16 Punk Love
  • 17 Parades Go By
  • 18 Boa Constrictor
  • 19 A Pretty Girl Is Like…
  • 20 My Sentimental Melody
  • 21 Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing
  • 22 Sweet‐Lovin’ Man
  • 23 The Things We Did and Didn’t Do
    CD 2
  • 1 Roses
  • 2 Love Is Like Jazz
  • 3 When My Boy Walks Down the Street
  • 4 Time Enough for Rocking When We’re Old
  • 5 Very Funny
  • 6 Grand Canyon
  • 7 No One Will Ever Love You
  • 8 If You Don’t Cry
  • 9 You’re My Only Home
  • 10 (Crazy for You but) Not That Crazy
  • 11 My Only Friend
  • 12 Promises of Eternity
  • 13 World Love
  • 14 Washington, D.C.
  • 15 Long‐Forgotten Fairytale
  • 16 Kiss Me Like You Mean It
  • 17 Papa Was a Rodeo
  • 18 Epitaph for My Heart
  • 19 Asleep and Dreaming
  • 20 The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
  • 21 The Way You Say Good‐Night
  • 22 Abigail, Belle of Kilronan
  • 23 I Shatter
    CD 3
  • 1 Underwear
  • 2 It’s a Crime
  • 3 Busby Berkeley Dreams
  • 4 I’m Sorry I Love You
  • 5 Acoustic Guitar
  • 6 The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
  • 7 Love in the Shadows
  • 8 Bitter Tears
  • 9 Wi’ Nae Wee Bairn Ye’ll Me Beget
  • 10 Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
  • 11 Experimental Music Love
  • 12 Meaningless
  • 13 Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin
  • 14 Queen of the Savages
  • 15 Blue You
  • 16 I Can’t Touch You Anymore
  • 17 Two Kinds of People
  • 18 How to Say Goodbye
  • 19 The Night You Can’t Remember
  • 20 For We Are the King of the Boudoir
  • 21 Strange Eyes
  • 22 Xylophone Track
  • 23 Zebra