Jethro Tull - This Is Not Love Lyrics




Winds howled. Rains spit down.
All these nights playing precious games.
Cheap hotel in some seaboard town
closed down for the winter and whispered names.
Puppy-dog waves on a big moon sea
snap our heels half-heartedly
and how come you know better than me
that this is not love.
No, this is not love.

Empty drugstore postcards freeze
sunburst images of summers gone.
Think I see us in these promenade days
before we learned October's song.
Out on the headland, one gale-whipped tree;
curious, head bent to see.
And how come you know better than me
that this is not love.

Down to the sad south, smokey plumes
mark that real world city home.
Broken spells and silent gloom
ooze from that concrete honeycomb.
Puppy-dog waves on a big moon sea
snapped our heels half-heartedly
and how come you know better than me
that this is not love.





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Jethro Tull This Is Not Love Comments
  1. graf orlock

    With the exception of the album's Under Wraps and A all Tull is great!

  2. Nathan Ritzo

    Only Ian can make a flute sound good in a song like this.

  3. Rob R

    Kick Ass album

  4. Baryonyx Fischkralle

    Jethro Tull in the 90's great era also thet other Albums are amazing nice!

  5. cal456

    thank you

  6. Graham Price

    Some of my best years listening to Jethro tull through good and bad as we all have

  7. Ray Lomas

    Great song, some hard rock Tull. I guess Ian still had his voice.

    NuntiusLegis

    He had problems singing live, especially over the course of a whole tour, since 1984. He still is a very charismatic singer in the studio to this day.

    James Mathai

    NuntiusLegis I find it strange because when you watch the live stuff from recent years it seems that he’s straining for every note and then he’ll somehow manage to pull it higher. Like he’s able to hit a lot of the notes still, but he has to strain like crazy and pull all kinds of faces to do it. Almost like the notes are in him and struggling to get out.

    DT's Digital Den

    @James Mathai I keep wondering if it's shortness of breath that's been the problem in more recent years, except he seems to have endless lungs when he's playing flute....