moonflea (moonflea) wrote,

Nick Cave on The Love Song

"The Love Song must be borne into the realm of the irrational, the absurd, the distracted, the melancholic, the obsessive and the insane, for the Love Song is the noise of love itself and love is, of course, a form of madness. Whether it be the love of God, or romantic, erotic love --- these are manifestations of our need to be torn away from the rational, to take leave of our senses, so to speak. Love songs come in many forms and are written for a host of reasons, as declarations of love or revenge, to praise or to wound or to flatter --- I have written songs for all of these reasons --- but ultimately the Love Song exists to fill, with language, the silence between ourselves and God, to decrease the distance between the temporal and the divine."
-------- The Secret Life of the Love Song

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