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'Love Comes Quickly' was the second single from Please and was released prior to the album. It was coupled with the b-side 'That's My Impression'. Remixes for the single were done by Shep Pettibone.

For the release of 'Pop Art' in 2003, 'Love Comes Quickly' was remixed by trance gurus Blank & Jones, and two versions were released on limited edition CD and acetate that same year.

Production and RecordingEdit

This song was written originally between 1984-85, and has always been a pet favourite of the band. In fact they were disappointed that it did not do better in the charts than it did.

The song was written the same day as the song that became 'I'm Not Scared'. The saxophone part is played by Andy McKay from Roxy Music.

Producer Stephen Hague got co-writing credits for this song, when he helped write the chords for the bridge.

LyricsEdit

According to Neil, the meaning of the lyrics are simple:

The whole song was about how you can suddenly fall in love with someone and you can't help it. When you fall in love with someone, it's totally disruptive. You're having a comfortable life, and suddenly everything's just turned upside down. All your priorities change. But the song is also saying that, after it's happened, you suddenly realize you hadn't really been alive at all.

Sooner or later
this happens to everyone
to everyone

You can live your life lonely
heavy as stone
Live your life learning
and working alone
Say this is all you want
but I don't believe that it's true
'cause when you least expect it
waiting round the corner for you

Love comes quickly
whatever you do
you can't stop falling
Love comes quickly
whatever you do
you can't stop falling 

You can live a life of luxury
if that's what you want
Taste forbidden pleasures
whatever you want
You can fly away to the end of the world
but where does it get you to?
'cause just when you least expect it
just what you least expect

Love comes quickly
whatever you do
you can't stop falling
Love comes quickly
whatever you do
you can't stop falling

I know it sounds ridiculous
but speaking from experience
It may seem romantic
and that's no defence
love will always get to you

Sooner or later, sooner or later
this happens to everyone
to everyone

You can fly away to the end of the world
but where does it get you?

Love comes quickly
whatever you do
you can't stop falling
Love comes quickly
whatever you do
you can't stop falling
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written by Tennant/Lowe/Hague

Releases and Versions Edit

'Love Comes Quickly' was released a single in 1986, just before the release of the Please album.

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