Love’s Not

Artist: Mars iLL | Album: Raw Material | © 2000 Deep Space 5 Recordings

Love what is it a solid or a liquid
The question resonates from inner space to outer limits
Outer space to inner city dwellers timid not committed
Love just isn’t built on child support and weekend visits
You kill it like cyanide when you treat it like a cancer
You don’t feel it so you spend time seek pleasure not the answer
Love’s not waking up with different women every morning
Love’s not beating her up at nine months, with child forming
Love’s not leaving your wife and your kids with no warning
Love’s not and when it’s raining its pouring
Display respect for yourself or you can’t love nobody else
The hand you’re dealt requires action not just something you felt

Chorus:
I know what love is and it just don’t stop
But I explain it better when I can say what love’s not
I know what love is and it just don’t stop
But I can explain it better when I say what love’s not

A house divided against itself is prone to utter desolation
So for this generation on the brink of extermination
I pour out a libation a lyrical libation
An observation of the annihilation of the moral foundation
The desperation of the situation was clearly foretold
That in these last days the love of many would grow stone cold
And if hell is without love
Then all hell has broke loose in this culture
Feel the negativity circling overhead like a vulture
The inverted priorities of the majority squander the sacred
To give what’s profane seniority
And incredibly we still fail to see collectively
The reasons why things fall apart like leprosy
Passion is the fashion taboos are taboo
Do you see through this voodoo
Cause it stinks like doodoo
It’s sad but too true how many don’t have a clue
To the fact we’ll be judged for all we think say and do
From east to west coast and all areas in between
Real love is like a ghost – talked about but rarely seen
Except on TV screens where they flash these caricatures
That on the down low are meant to influence our characters
But love is not love if it’s manufactured for the moment
That makes it more than the physical between a man and a woman
Wisdom is justified by her children in the end
And real love is being willing to lay down your life for a friend

(Chorus)

Loves not caught in mug shots or seen in drug spots
Loves not sex or who you do next loves not
Road rage, porno pages in the eyes of a racist
Loves not whoring and loves not abortion
Of course then love doesn’t bomb clinics to make it finish
Loves not hate and loves not a cynic
Loves not seen on jerry springer or expressed by middle finger
And love is rarely captured in the words of any singer
Loves not domestic violence saying shut up for the silence
And loves not represented in the wail of police sirens
Love is patient and kind love is sight for the blind
Love was borne before the morning loves transforming your mind
Love is body and blood bread and wine remember the time
Love is God divine crucified for mankind

Love is God divine crucified for mankind . . .