Love Minus Zero / No Limit

Album: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  • My love she speaks like silence
    Without ideals or violence
    She doesn't have to say she's faithful
    Yet she's true, like ice, like fire
    People carry roses
    Make promises by the hours
    My love she laughs like the flowers
    Valentines can't buy her

    In the dime stores and bus stations
    People talk of situations
    Read books, repeat quotations
    Draw conclusions on the wall
    Some speak of the future
    My love she speaks softly
    She knows there's no success like failure
    And that failure's no success at all

    The cloak and dagger dangles
    Madams light the candles
    In ceremonies of the horsemen
    Even the pawn must hold a grudge
    Statues made of matchsticks
    Crumble into one another
    My love winks, she does not bother
    She knows too much to argue or to judge

    The bridge at midnight trembles
    The country doctor rambles
    Bankers' nieces seek perfection
    Expecting all the gifts that wise men bring
    The wind howls like a hammer
    The night blows cold and rainy
    My love she's like some raven
    At my window with a broken wing

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1970 {May 2nd} Turley Richards performed "Love Minus Zero - No Limit" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    Four weeks earlier the song entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #85, the following week it was at #86, and then on it's third and last week on the Top 100 it peaked at #84...
    And on the same 'Bandstand' episode he also performed "I Heard The Voice of Jesus", seven weeks later it entered the Top 100 at #100, the following week it was at #103, and then for it's final two weeks on the Top 100 is was at position #99...
    He had one other Top 100 record, "You Might Need Somebody", it reached #54 {for 2 weeks} on February 17th, 1980...
    Turley Richards, Richard Turley, will celebrate his 79th birthday next month on June 12th, 2020...
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