Perfect Love

by Annalie Wilson

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about

I wanted to write a song about what love is really like when you commit to another person and you realise that you have to learn to love their flaws in order to be happy.

Our culture is very keen on airbrushing out the uglier aspects of life, and so we grow up feeling dissatisfied with our own imperfect bodies, homes, jobs, lives. I feel like we could have a lot more fun if we could relax a bit with the disappointment of how things actually are.

The song was recorded using one complete vocal take and one complete instrumental take with no edits. I wanted it to reach the listener as one complete, genuine expression that came from the heart.

lyrics

This time it's true
I wanna be with you
I know what I'll do
I'm gonna stay with you

It's not a perfect love no far from it
But it's what I got and I'll run with it
It's not a perfect love no far from it
But it's what I got and I'll work with it

Because
This time it's true
I wanna be with you
I know what I'll do
I'm gonna stay with you

It's not a perfect love no far from it
But it's what I got and I'll run with it
It's not a perfect love no far from it
But it's what I got and I'll work with it

Oh no
Don't you ever turn your back on me
Well I'll let you down
And I'll set you free
No don't you ever hang up on me
It's not a perfect love but it's meant to be

Because
This time it's true
I wanna be with you
I know what I'll do
I'm gonna stay with you

You tell me that it's all there waiting for me out there
You help me to be all there
Really to be
The best of me

This time it's true
I wanna be with you
I know what I'll do
I'm gonna stay with you

It's not a perfect love no far from it
But it's what I got and I'll run with it
It's not a perfect love no far from it
But it's what I got and I'll work with it

Oh no
Don't you ever turn your back on me
Well I'll let you down
And I'll set you free
No don't you ever hang up on me
It's not a perfect love but it's meant to be

credits

released September 22, 2012
Music & Lyrics: Annalie Wilson
Lead Vocal: Annalie Wilson
Backing Vocals: Annalie Wilson
Acoustic Guitar: Jiri Novotny
Cajon: Lorena Martin

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