Prisoner Of Love

(David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels/Tony Sales/Hunt Sales)



Don't look back
Whatever it takes to save your life
I've believed I belonged to you, for a long time
And my heart says no, no one but you

Like a rescue on a darkened street
Love walked into town
I, I, I was a victim of my own self-persecution
I'm a prisoner of love - but I'm coming up for air

CHORUS
  Now don't be fooled by fools who promise you
  The world and all that glitters more fool you

I'm such a hungry man that I beg you over and over and over and over
I mi-mi-mi, I might take any highway to be there with you
Even the best men shiver in their beds
I'm loving you above everything I have
I'm a prisoner of love
I'm a prisoner of love - just stay square

Like a sermon on blues guitar
Love walked into town
I was drowning so slowly
Wouldn't step in front of your shadow
I'm a prisoner of love - but I'm coming up for air

CHORUS
  Now don't be fooled by fools who promise you
  The world and all that glitters more fool you

I smell the sickness sown in this city
It drives me to hide you, yea, even deceive you
I'm so afraid for you that
I'll break any thug who maps out your passage to ruin
Even the best men shiver in their beds
I'm loving you above everything I have
I'm a prisoner of love
I'm a prisoner of love - just stay square

Take care, take care
I'm a prisoner of love - just stay square

Just stay square
Stay out of the school and get 'em
Just stay square
I've seen the best man of my generation
Lie down insanity - incriminatory
Just stay square
Just stay square
Just stay square
Don't look back - beautiful soul
Don't look back - beautiful soul



(Appears on Tin Machine, released in 1989).