Love Don't Live Here Anymore



Lyrics

You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Just a vacancy
Love don't live here anymore

When you lived inside of me
There was nothing I could conceive
That you wouldn't do for me
Troubles seemed so far away
You changed that right away
Baby

You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Just a vacancy
Love don't live here anymore

Love don't live here anymore
Just emptiness and memories
Of what we had before
You went away
Found another place to stay
Another home

You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Just a vacancy
Love don't live here anymore

In the windmills of my eyes
Everyone can see
The loneliness inside me
Why'd ya have to go away
Don't you know I miss you so
And need your love

You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Just a vacancy
Love don't live here anymore

You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Live here anymore
Love don't live here anymore
Don't live here anymore
No no, don't, don't live here anymore

You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
No, it don't live here anymore
Love don't live here anymore
It don't live here anymore

Credits

Written by Miles Gregory
Produced by Nile Rodgers
Bass by Bernard Edwards
Electric and acoustic guitar by Nile Rodgers
Assorted synthesizers and bass synthesizer by Rob Sabino
Drums by Tony Thompson
Background vocals by Madonna, Curtis King, Frank Simms and George Simms
Strings contracted by Karen Milne and Kermit Moore
Arranged and conducted by Nile Rodgers


Album



Single

Love Don't Live Here Anymore, the singleIn 1984 Madonna made a cover of this Rose Royce classic. Alledgedly it was a personal favorite of hers and in 1995 she included the song - in a slightly remixed version - in Something To Remember and released it as a single in March 1996. But obviously nobody had been waiting for the release of a 12-year old cover song; in its first week it couldn't even get into the US Hot 100. Eventually it crawled up to #78.


Video

Love Don't Live Here Anymore, the video One of the possible reasons why the single flopped was the rather lame video by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. The video (set to the Soulpower Remix) was shot in the middle of the Evita filming, so Madonna only spent two days filming it. The video is basically one long shot of Madonna in a big marble room with waving curtains, where she's yearning for love.


Tour

Love Don't Live Here Anymore @ Rebel Heart Tour The inclusion of this cover on Something To Remember, 11 years after its original recording might've been a surprise, but so was the fact that another 20 years later the song got its first live performance at the Rebel Heart Tour. It did deserve its place right after the dramatic performance of HeartBreakCity. After Madonna has rejected her unfaithful lover and thrown him off the stairs, she laments her lost love throughout an impressive vocal performance.

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