Song Lyrics

Don’t you know love is the greatest thing

That the world has ever known!


Love is what everybody needs
We all need just a little love

But I did what I did before love came to town

I was a sailor, I was lost at sea
I was under the waves
Before love rescued me
I was a fighter, I could turn on a thread
Now I stand accused of the things I’ve said

When love comes to town I’m gonna jump that train

When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame

Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town

Used to make love under a red sunset
I was making promises I would soon to forget
She was pale as the lace of her wedding gown
But I left her standing before love came to town

I ran into a juke joint when I heard a guitar scream
The notes were turning blue, I was dazing in a dream
As the music played I saw my life turn around

That was the day before love came to town

When love comes to town I’m gonna jump that train

When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame

Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town

When love comes to town I’m gonna jump that train

When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame

Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town

I did what I did…

I did what I did…

I was there when they crucified my Lord
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword

I threw the dice when they pierced his side
But I’ve seen love conquer the great divide

When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that train

When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame

Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town

I can’t do with out it
Talking about it
And telling everybody
Everywhere
That love is in town
And it’s gonna stay around
And you can always
Love can always be found

You got to have it
Don’t you need it?
Everybody need
Everybody
Everybody need
Everybody

I don’t care how much money you got
I don’t care how many mansions you live in on the hill

You need love

I got to got to got to get it
I got to got to got to get it

We need love
We need love
We need peace
We need jah
We need hope
We need salvation
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

And we got to catch the glory bound train
Do the best we can
God’ll understand
He holds the world in the palm of his hands
And I want you to know that

No more fighting in the gangs
No more killing in the streets
No more fighting each other
No more hunger
No more homeless
No more helpless

It ain’t the glory
This really is the story