Love Is Like Oxygen

Album: Level Headed (1978)
Charted: 9 8
  • Love is Like Oxygen,
    You get too much, you get too high,
    Not enough and you're gonna die.
    Love gets you high.

    Love is Like Oxygen,
    You get too much, you get too high,
    Not enough and you're gonna die.
    Love gets you high.

    Time on my side.
    I got it all.
    I heard that pride
    Always comes before a fall.

    There's a rumor goin' around the town.
    That you don't want me around.
    I can't shake off my city blues.
    Everywhere I turn, I lose.

    Love is Like Oxygen,
    You get too much, you get too high,
    Not enough and you're gonna die.
    Love gets you high.

    Love is Like Oxygen,
    You get too much, you get too high,
    Not enough and you're gonna die.
    Love gets you high.

    Time is no healer.
    If you're not there.
    Holy fever.
    Set words in the air.

    Some things are better left unsaid.
    I'm gonna spend my days in bed.
    I walk the streets at night,
    To be hidden by the city light. City light.

    Love is Like Oxygen,
    You get too much, you get too high,
    Not enough and you're gonna die.
    Love gets you high.

    Love is Like Oxygen,
    You get too much, you get too high,
    Not enough and you're gonna die.
    Love gets you high. Writer/s: ANDREW SCOTT, TREVOR GRIFFIN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Mike from OhioFantastic song from probably the one of the most underrated bands in rock history. Singing by Brian on this song was perfect.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenAlways brought to mind the bit about why oxygen is like sex -- It's no big deal unless you're not getting any.
  • Clive from LondonFeatured in the Jackie Collins film 'The Stud' (1978) starring her sister Joan.
    It was co-written by Trevor Griffin as well as Andy Scott.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 12th 1978, "Love Is Like Oxygen" by Sweet entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #81; and on June 18th it peaked at #8 (for 2 weeks) and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 (25 weeks)...
    R.I.P. to the group's lead singer Brian Francis Connolly (1945 - 1997) and drummer Michael Thomas Tucker (1947 - 2002).
  • Aimee from Plant City, FlI always thought this was ELO! Great song
  • Matt from North Liberty, IaTechnically, the song title (and lyrics) are a simile, not a metaphor. A metaphor would be "Love is Oxygen." The word "Like" is what makes the difference.
  • Steve from Mesa, AzI always see 12" version when I look for this song and I bought the "Level headed" CD. However, the song is not 12" long and faded out at 6"54'. I believe that I heard the complete uncut version several times on the radio but it looks like it is impossible to purchase this version
  • Dane from Lima,ohio, FlLong version ONLY.I love all the changes, & different parts.My favorite Sweet song.To me,it sounds more like Queen,not so much ELO.
  • Mary from Phoenix, AzKevin, that is a very good point...I believe it is because of the instruments used in this song. It is very similar to several ELO songs. As a matter of fact, for a long time (when I was younger) I actually DID think it was ELO.
    BTW...This is an excellent song, and very well-written. Kinda makes you think.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThis was the only hit by the band for Polydor after leaving RCA-Victor.
  • Kevin from Antofagasta, --Also note that this song sometimes is mistagged as being from the Electric Light Orchestra.
  • Don from Indianapolis, In"Love Is Like Oxygen"...creatively written, and extraordinarily arranged and performed. Great song, but you have to have the ALBUM version...not the single to hear the full effect.
  • Michael from Ponce, Puerto Rico, OtherAndy Scott & Steve Priest made lot of the chorus & harmony vocals due to the alcohol problem of Brian Connolly (lead singer). "Level Head" (1978) was the last album with Brian Connolly.
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