Suddenly Love



Suddenly love comes in and finds me on open ground,
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run, there's no turning back,
And a journey has just begun;

Suddenly love breaks down the doors,
There is singing inside,
And all of the light that's in your eyes, shining here tonight,
Has woken the man in me, and the woman in you,
The woman in you;

All night, heads on the pillow, and eyes that are never shut,
All night, rain on the window, but inside, we have so much;

Suddenly love takes me away where I've never been,
Shows me a world I have never seen, I could only dream,
That I ever would find myself with a lover like you,
A lover like you;

All night, heads on the pillow, and eyes that are never shut,
All night, body to body, and thrilling to every touch;

Oh, suddenly love takes me away where I've never been,
It shows me a world I have never seen, and I just want to be,
Alone in your mystery, love me over and over, and over and over again.
"I suppose this one concerns a theme that I've touched on before, of a guy who isn't aware - or even prepared - for being smacked in the eyes with love for somebody, just out of the blue. So this guy falls in love, love suddenly comes in, but actually it's a very tender love song. Maybe the guy is a bit lonesome, maybe he's had a broken love affair in the past - but one thing's for sure; he's not prepared for what happens. It's like a thunderbolt, liteally, that hits him. Now, how do the words go?... 'And all of the light that shines in your eyes, shining here tonight, has woken the man in me and the woman in you.' These two people are obviously, as it were, destined for one another, and this tremendous energy force picks them up. 'It shows me a world I've never seen, and I just want to be alone in your mystery,' - that's another line. It sounds like vintage de Burgh? It is vintage de Burgh!"
The Getaway Gazette, September '88
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