The Look Of Love
by ABC

Album: The Lexicon of Love (1982)
Charted: 4 18
  • When your world is full of strange arrangements
    And gravity won't pull you through
    You know you're missing out on something
    Well that something depends on you

    All I'm saying
    It takes a lot to love you
    All I'm doing
    You know it's true
    All I mean now
    There's one thing yes one thing that turns this gray sky to blue

    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love
    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love
    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love

    When your girl has left you out on the pavement (goodbye)
    Then your dreams fall apart at the seams
    Your reason for living's your reason for leaving
    Don't ask me what it means

    Who got the look
    I don't know the answer to that question
    Where's the look
    If I knew I would tell you
    What's the look
    Look for your information
    Yes there's one thing, yes one thing that still holds true
    What's that

    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love
    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love
    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love

    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love
    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love
    That's the look, that's the look
    The look of love

    Look of love
    If you judge a book by the cover
    Then you judge the look by the lover
    I hope you'll soon recover
    Me I go from one extreme to another

    And all my friends just might ask me
    They say, Martin, maybe one day you'll find true love
    And I say, maybe there must be a solution to
    The one thing, the one thing we can't find

    That's the look, that's the look
    Sisters and brothers
    That's the look, that's the look
    Should help each other
    That's the look, that's the look
    Oh oh oh
    Heavens above
    That's the look, that's the look
    Hip hip hooray aye
    That's the look, that's the look
    Yippie aiy yippee yaye
    That's the look, that's the look
    Be lucky in love
    Look of love Writer/s: David Gerald Palmer, Martin David Fry, Mark Andrew White, Stephen Barry Singleton
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Ryan from N.y.This song is in a movie but I can’t recall which one, and it’s bugging me. Feel like it was at the end of the movie when the camera pans off to the horizon right before the credits roll. I’m sure I’ll see the movie again at some point and will realize it when it happens, for now it’s gonna bug me.
  • Donna from Quincy MaI always wondered if ABC was influenced by the Jordache Jeans commercial that was popular in that same era. In that commercial, it has a line that says "Who's got the look?" And in "The Look of Love," they say it exactly as it was said in the commercial. I thought it was a clever pop culture reference, and I wish there were a way to ask Martin about that!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 23rd 1982, ABC performed "The Look of Love" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #42 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on January 2nd, 1983 it peaked at #18 {for 3 weeks} and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 {25 weeks}...
    And on December 12th, 1982 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart...
    Between 1982 to 1987 the British quartet had seven Top 100 records; with two making the Top 10, "Be Near Me" peaked at #9 in 1985 and "When Smokey Sings" reached #5 in 1987.
  • Michael from Santa Cruz, CaSorry,need to revise!.add to my list "The Human League--Dare!".How could I forget that!?!
  • Michael from Santa Cruz, CaMy personal favorite british pop albums of the 80's were the following: "ABC--The Lexicon Of Love" "Soft Cell--Non-Stop Erotic Caberet" "Heaven 17--Penthouse & Pavement","Heaven 17--The Luxury Gap","Gary Numan--Telekon" & "Altered Images--Pinky Blue".The opening orchestra bit on ABC's album is one my all-time musical moments.Play it LOUD!
  • Vicki from Chicago, Ilawesome song!
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