Love Not Dead

Written by Daniel Johnston

It was love at first sight
And when I talked to her
It was the beginning of a real good time
All I knew was her
And when I came around
Love had lingered on my mind
She said on the telephone
She wished me well
I was so alive with the spell
Then as I hung up early
I realized
I’ve been dead for so long
All my memories of her
Like a fading light I suffer
Thinking of our love for so long
Back in the early days
I saw a lot of her
She was the coolest girl in town
And when I saw her standing there
Everything was alright
I took a journey in my mind
And as I saw her beauty
She was so kind
That was a good time
Everyday we met it was wild
I felt like a child
I loved to see her smile
And as I played piano
I was so inspired
I always had a real good time
And when last we met
I just can’t forget
I thought for sure I loved her bad
I just can’t ignore
Her loving response
I always knew she’d be alright
She made me think I was okay
And the love seemed so real
I still got feelings for her
And when I’m on tour
Singing about her forever
I’ll remember her blessings and the good times we had
I really tried to play the game of love
And I hate to lose
Maybe I can win somehow
And so I’ll dream of her
For a thousand years
Until I see another girl
That’s the way it always was
That’s the way it always was
That’s the way it always was

Daniel Johnston: Voice
Mark Linkous: Guitar, baritone guitar
Alan Weatherhead: Guitar
Melissa Moore: Bass
Miguel Rodriguez-Urbiztondo: Drums

Produced and arranged by Mark Linkous
Engineered by Alan Weatherhead
Recorded at Sound Of Music
Mastered by John Golden at John Golden Mastering

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