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Lyrics to Slave To Love

Lyrics to the song Slave To Love as recorded by Bryan Ferry.

Words & Music By Bryan Ferry

Tell her I'll be waiting
The usual place
With the tired and weary
And there's no escape
To need a woman
You've got to know
How the strong get weak
And the rich get poor

Slave to love, oh oh, slave to love

You're running with me
Don't touch the ground
We're restless hearted
Not the chained and bound
The sky is burning
A sea of flame
Though your world is changing
I will be the same

Slave to love, oh oh, slave to love
Slave to love, nah nah, nah nah, nah nah,  nah nah, slave to love
(No I can't escape) I'm a slave to love
Can you help me?, oh
Can you help me, me, me?

The storm is breaking
Or so it seems
We're too young to reason
Too grown up to dream
Now spring is turning
Your face to mine
I can hear your laughter
I can see your smile

Slave to love,  nah nah nah nah oh oh nah nah nah nah, slave to love
Slave to love, nah nah nah nah, slave to love
(No I can't escape) I'm a slave to love
Slave to love,  nah nah nah nah oh oh nah nah nah nah, slave to love
(No I can't escape) I'm a slave to love
Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, slave to love
(No I can't escape) I'm a slave to love
Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, slave to love
(No I can't escape) I'm a slave to love
Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, slave to love
(No I can't escape) I'm a slave to love


 

Slave To Love

Album Track

This was the first single from Bryan's Boys And Girls album. His first solo single in 7 years was released on 28th April 1985 and spent ten weeks in the top 75 peaking at number 9. It was first performed live at Live Aid the summer of its release and has featured on all the tours Bryan has done since.

The video was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and featured the models Laurence Treil and Christine Bergstrom. The single sleeve featured the model Allison Bramwell.

Slave To Love was also featured on the soundtrack to the movie 9 1/2 Weeks

Bryan Ferry recorded a new version of the song in 2012 in a 1920's style for his album The Jazz Age.


The song has 4 versions :-
(1) 7" mix 3:59
(2) Album version 4:17
(3) Special 12" Re-mix 5:56
(4) Instrumental Version 4:17


Ex Spandau Ballet singer, Tony Hadley recorded Slave To Love on his solo album and Jazz veteran Jimmy Scott did a version on his 'Holding Back The Years' album.

Song Musicians

Slave To Love is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums