IS JUST A FOUR LETTER WORD

Seems like only yesterday
I left my mind behind
Down in the Gypsy Café
With a friend of a friend of mine
She sat with a baby heavy on her knee
Yet spoke of life most free from slavery
With eyes that showed no trace of misery
A phrase in connection first with she I heard
That love is just a four letter word
Bob Dylan
Love Is Just A Four Letter Word, 1964

It's been written that the song's title is taken off a line from Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; it isn't.



1972 | André (France)
Shopwindow in Berlin

Saw it in books and read it on T.V.
it don’t mean nothing to me
little girl, I got a question
come on babe and teach me a lesson
What’s this sh*t called love?
well, I don’t know
what’s this sh*t called love?
I don’t know, baby, I don’t care
they got nothing that I wanna share
look at me and tell me you feel something
anything, it could be better than nothing
What’s this sh*t called love?
The Pagans
What's This Sh*t Called L*ve, 1978


1980's | Margaret Jerrold
Source: Shoe Icons

You spurn my natural emotions
You make me feel I'm dirt and I'm hurt
And if I start a commotion
I run the risk of losing you and that's worse
Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn't have fallen in love with?
Buzzcocks
Ever Fallen In Love, 1979



1991 | Christian Louboutin
Source: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

You woke me from a big sleep
You taught me how to think cheap
You woke me from a big sleep
When you kissed me... oooohh
On the cheek

I don’t ever wanna sleep again
Now that I’ve found love
I don’t ever wanna sleep again
Now that I’ve found love …
The Only Ones
The Big Sleep, 1980 


Prada: top left, middle right, bottom left
Georgina Goodman: Leon Love Sandals: top center, middle left
Giorgio Properzi: bottom right


 

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