"Love Is Da Shit" lyrics - MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

"Love Is Da Shit"
(Michael Franti / Charlie Hunter)

Say when you called me that night
To tell me that things
They weren't goin' alright with your boyfriend
Was it me or did you just want somebody to talk to
Say is it you or the fact that I can't be near you
That keeps you in the front of my mind
When your voice goes away
And a breath is the last thing that you say

But the warmth of your lips on my fingertips they won't go away
When I drop my head in my hands and play
The memory of that night in L.A.
Again and again and again and...
Because I can't think straight and I can't sleep late
The few times we shared I try to recreate
Said I know this is wrong I better stop this talk
Because grass can grow up through a crack in the sidewalk
And what I see when I look in your eyes
Grass that's truly greenest and it's sprouting inside
I wasn't even looking when I realized
That you had the vibe that was my fertilizer
Thought that love in this world was dead and buried and gone
How could I be so cynical when I was so young
You hit me in the chest like an 808 boom
I found love is the shit that makes life bloom!

Love is the shit that makes life bloom
You never know when you might step in it!
Love is the shit that makes life bloom
And you never know when you might...

But fate is like a pigeon that follows me around
Sometimes he flies ahead and he brings me what he found
Then he'll drop it on my head leave me numb
From the brain down
That's the way it was when I walked upon your ground

The irrepressible and impermissible
Are the two things that have made my life miserable
'Cause spirits don't leave if you don't talk about 'em
And memories come back when you don't think about 'em
I wish I had an ocean of some magic potion
I'd trade all this emotion for a few moments of motion
I've never felt this way some things can't be rehearsed
Now I'm grindin' up my gearbox tryin' to find reverse


But I want to keep on walkin'
Right through
And let this feelin' rock me

"Ya know fallin' in love is like easing into a hot tub.
It feels good on your feet but by the time you
Get to your mid section you either
Get all the way in or get all the way out!"

But music brings me comfort in this grieving hour
The Sade tape tells me it's all over for now
I listen real hard but don't dare play it loud
'Cause I don't wanna think what you might be doin' now
Sometimes it feels like a bad initiation but you
Woke my heart from a long hibernation
You were worth every risk so I gave my heart room
And now I'm deep in the doo-doo
That makes life bloom


See the flowers bloomin' in the springtime
See the bees zoomin' in the sunshine