You'd Only Call That Love

by Rose

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This is a song I wrote about a month ago which explores the idea of what it really means to care about someone as a person (as opposed to treating them like one of your possessions). Special thanks to my dad for his production ideas and my editor for giving me his electric keyboard.

Cw: verbal abuse

lyrics

V1:
I park my car and step out into the snow
A million places it’s too cold to go
I feel the resignation settle on my skin
Pounding, pleading, begging me to let it in

Pre-Chorus:
And if anger and love are the same
Then you should be glad that I curse your name
Oh, if anger and love are the same

Chorus:
Then I want to take your smile away
Snuff out the heart that shines so bright
So you only exist to make me smile
‘Cause I know you’d call that love, right?
And you’d better be grateful for it
Yeah, I deserve absolute control
After everything I ever did for you
And your only job is to make me whole
You’d only call that love
You’d only call that love

V2:
I felt the freezing water close over my head
And I was clinging to the dock, I thought for sure I’d wind up dead
But for a second, that was all I could think about
And I forgot how powerless I am right now

Pre-Chorus:
And if anger and love are the same
Then you should be glad that I curse your name
Oh, if anger and love are the same

Chorus:
Then I want to take your smile away
Snuff out the heart that shines so bright
So you only exist to make me smile
‘Cause I know you’d call that love, right?
And you’d better be grateful for it
Yeah, I deserve absolute control
After everything I ever did for you
And your only job is to make me whole
You’d only call that love
You’d only call that love
You’d only call that love

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released May 14, 2018

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Rose Seattle, Washington

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