The dB’s – Love is for Lovers —Powerpop Friday

This band was from Winston-Salem, North Carolina but the group was formed in New York City in 1978. The members were  Peter Holsapple, Chris Stamey, Will Rigby, and Gene Holder. Chris Stamey played bass for Alex Chilton in 1977.

This song was released in 1984 on Bearsville Records and it was on the album Like This. In 2012, the band completed its first new studio album called Falling Off the Sky in 25 years and it’s first in 30 years with the original lineup.

 

Love is for Lovers

Holsapple

Do you remember when blue was the feeling
Gray was the weather, one was the number?
Do you remember when love was for others?
Now and forever, love is for lovers.

Do you believe that real love is right now?
Could we be having the time of our lives now?
Do you believe this?
Do you believe this?

Now every day is like summer vacation
Christmas and birthday rolled into one day
Now every night is a special occasion
Where does it all end? Maybe next someday.

Can you believe this love is forever?
Can you conceive of anything better?
Do you believe this?
Do you believe this is love?

Oh, love is for lovers
Love is for lovers
Oh, love is for lovers.

Do you believe that love is a sure thing?
You say hello and I hit the ceiling
Do you believe this?
Do you believe this is love?

Oh, love is for lovers
Love is for lovers
Oh, love is for lovers.

I used to think that love was for pleasure
More like adventure, measure for measure
It’s plain to me that we can’t rise above it
No one’s a lover just ’cause they love it.

And if you’re happy then you oughta stay there
I’m not certain that I know the way there
Do you believe this?
Do you believe this?
Do you believe this?
Do you believe this is love?

Oh, love is for lovers
Love is for lovers
Oh, love is for lovers
Love is for lovers
Oh, love is for lovers
Oh, love is for lovers
Oh, love is for lovers
Love is for love is for lovers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dB%27s

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

11 thoughts on “The dB’s – Love is for Lovers —Powerpop Friday”

    1. It’s ironic that the band Big Star influenced a lot of these 70s bands and they followed the same hard luck story. Good songs but either terrible distribution or the lack of record company promotion…I have found so many.

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      1. Uh…NOPE…. what I hope for is for one person to give whomever a listen. Fridays I get the less views of any other day…but that is cool because I enjoy finding these bands…

        I will tell you though…The Beths got a lot of views…people seemed to relate to them.

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      2. It’s good to cover obscure stuff – otherwise you just run out of stuff to write about. Surprised no-one’s noted hearing of them though – there’s obvious links to REM with Holsapple being part of their live setup.

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