Wicked Game ~ Chris Isaak
My Dear Friend Robin seconded the vote for this song (I'd been toying with including it), so here it is. Like some others I've written about, it tells of the woes of loving someone you know is cruel and will destroy you but you just can't save yourself from the demolition. Tsk.
West Ryder Silver Bullet ~ Kasabian
Sounding like something you might hear in a modern-day Western, the lyrics are (to me) mostly obscure and probably not at all about love, except for: "Oh, your beauty plays me just like a guitar string," and the chorus, in which the yearning expressed by the long, drawn-out first word grabs me by the gut and squeezes, "I want your touch...oh, how I want you far too much..." Doesn't seem like a big deal, in writing, but it thrills me every time I hear it.
We Need Love ~ Hard-Fi
This one's not about romantic love/lust, it's about the kind of love we all need to keep going through this absurd and tedious journey called life. Yes, indeed, Hard-Fi, "...what we need now is love."