No More "I Love You's"
Annie Lennox Lyrics


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I used to be a lunatic from the gracious days
I used to feel woebegone and so restless nights
My aching heart would bleed for you to see
Oh, but now
I don't find myself bouncing home
Whistling buttonhole tunes to make me cry

No more I love you's
The language is leaving me
No more I love you's
Changes are shifting
Outside the words

The lover speaks about the monsters
I used to have demons in my room at night
Desire, despair, desire
So many monsters

Oh, but now
I don't find myself bouncing around
Whistling my conscience to make me cry

No more I love you's
The language is leaving me
No more I love you's
The language is leaving me in silence
No more I love you's
Changes are shifting
Outside the words

And people are being real crazy
But we will only come
And you know what mommy?
Everybody was being real crazy
The monsters are crazy.
There are monsters outside

No more I love you's
The language is leaving me
No more I love you's
The language is leaving me in silence
No more I love you's
Changes are shifting outside the words
Outside the words

No more I love you's
The language is leaving me
No more I love you's
The language is leaving me
No more I love you's
Changes are shifting outside the words

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Outside the words

Overall Meaning

The song "No More I Love You's" by Annie Lennox is a reflection on the transformation of love and the shifting nature of language. The lyrics describe the singer's past experience of being a "lunatic" who constantly pined for love and attention, but now finds herself in a place of emotional stability. The repetition of the phrase "No more I love you's" emphasizes the transformation that has taken place in the singer's life – she no longer needs to rely on the language of love to define her identity and sense of self-worth. The line "The language is leaving me in silence" suggests that the singer is experiencing a kind of emotional muteness as she moves away from the language of love.


The second verse of the song expands on the theme of transformation and change. The phrase "the lover speaks about the monsters" suggests the idea that the experience of love is often fraught with emotional danger and risk, a notion reinforced by the image of demons and monsters lurking in the shadows. The singer then reflects on the fact that she no longer finds herself "whistling my conscience to make me cry," a sign that she has made peace with herself and overcome past emotional traumas.


Overall, "No More I Love You's" is a song about transformation, growth, and the challenges inherent in the experience of love. It suggests that the language of love can be limiting and ultimately insufficient for expressing the complexity of human emotions.


Line by Line Meaning

I used to be a lunatic from the gracious days
I used to be crazy and living in a fantasy world


I used to feel woebegone and so restless nights
I used to be sad and restless at night


My aching heart would bleed for you to see
I used to be in love with you and my heart would hurt for you


Oh, but now
But things have changed now


I don't find myself bouncing home
I'm not excited to go home anymore


Whistling buttonhole tunes to make me cry
I'm not trying to make myself feel sad anymore


No more I love you's The language is leaving me
I don't say 'I love you' anymore because I don't feel it


Changes are shifting Outside the words
My feelings are changing but I don't have the words to express them


The lover speaks about the monsters
Love is complicated and filled with fears and doubts


I used to have demons in my room at night
I used to have fears and insecurities that kept me up at night


Desire, despair, desire So many monsters
My desires and fears can feel like monsters that haunt me


No more I love you's The language is leaving me in silence
I can't find the words to express my emotions anymore


And people are being real crazy
People are acting strange and unpredictable


But we will only come And you know what mommy? Everybody was being real crazy The monsters are crazy.
We will face the challenges together, even though there are still fears and struggles


Outside the words
My feelings and experiences are beyond what words can express




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: David Edward Daniel Freeman, Joseph Patrick Hughes

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@damirspahic7275

A wise man once said...when you are happy, you enjoy the melody but when you are broken, you understand the lyrics...amazing song.

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Indeed...

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Great comment....same song will have different effects at😮 different times in your life....I've listened to it happy and sad..great song and vocals..think its about the ex wife😢

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@mariospacagna1491

I am 77 years of age today, although I am old now I am so glad I was in the era of this music that I still listen to every day

@markbarclay02

Very good

@ramirogutierrez6312

I'm 34 and I feel the same.

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