Only Love Can Set You Free

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"Only Love Can Set You Free"
Love Songs For Patriots cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Love Songs For Patriots
Released 2004
Format LP / CD
Length 5:55
Label Merge Records (US) / Cooking Vinyl (UK) / Devil In The Woods (UK LP)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel / Tim Mooney
Love Songs For Patriots track listing
  1. "Ladies And Gentlemen"
  2. "Another Morning"
  3. "Patriot's Heart"
  4. "Love Is"
  5. "Job To Do"
  6. "Only Love Can Set You Free"
  7. "Mantovani The Mind Reader"
  8. "Home"
  9. "Myopic Books"
  10. "America Loves The Minstrel Show"
  11. "The Horseshoe Wreath In Bloom"
  12. "Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship"
  13. "The Devil Needs You"
  14. "1000 Miles"

"Only Love Can Set You Free" is the 6th song on American Music Club's 8th album, 2004’s Love Songs For Patriots.


You say that weakness is only
a way to give your heart to the enemy
but if the blow that knocks you out
is the one you don’t see
then why are you fighting?

Listen: before you lose the ocean from your tears,
before your face is carved out of stone
before they finally force you to your knees -
only love can set you free.

You were no civilian, you fought every war
and now you don’t wanna fear your heart anymore
Now you only do what's good, because you're good
Now you only do what you should, because you're good

Listen: it takes a baby years to know
what’s gonna make it stop crying
that what it wants isn't hard to see -
only love can set you free.
I’ve been so lucky

Now I'm just a normal man, that’s true
And I got nothing to brag about, or yes I do
that once I was loved by someone like you
that once I loved someone like you

Listen: what you find when you lose your way
are gunshot signs on a haunted sky
that only point you to a crowded mystery -
only love can set you free.

I've been so lucky



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