Songs have taught us a lot about love over the years. Love is a battlefield. Love is free. Love is God. Love is blue. Love is a secret. Love can’t be hurried. Love has many splendors. Love has a greater viscosity than water. Love is has no determinate locations, but it’s close to your current location. Love comes in big, hunk, and burning portions. Love can be lost, sometimes along with the associated feeling. Love is a binding agent. Love has a very low cost, sometimes less than a thing. Love is even itself a song.
But here we have a song that dares to examine hypothetical attributes of love. What if love were a crime? Well, this song tells us:
If love was a crime then we would be criminals
Locked up for life but I’ll do the time
Okay, that makes sense. Then it follows up:
If love was a crime then we would work miracles
High above the ground
I’m… not sure that follows.
So yeah, I’m disappointed that this song does nothing to follow through with the metaphor. I mean c’mon, songwriters, commit to your metaphors! The following song should be the model.