The Book of Love Lyrics

The Magnetic Fields


album: Track in album 69 Love Songs
release date: 1999-9-7
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Blues Pop
styles: Chanson/Pop Rock/Indie Rock/Vocal/Synth-pop/New Beat
length: 2:43
lead vocals: Stephin Merritt
composer: Stephin Merritt
lyricist: Stephin Merritt

Cover Art

The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs cover art
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The book of love is long and boring No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing
but I I love it when you read to me and you you can read me anything
The book of love has music in it In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental Some of it is just really dumb but I
I love it when you sing to me and you you can sing me anything
The book of love is long and boring and written very long ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes and things we're all
too young to know but I I love it when you give me things and you
you ought to give me wedding rings I I love it when you give me things
and you you ought to give me wedding rings


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