The Gates of Love 

©1984 Andrew Calhoun, recorded on The Gates of Love and Living Room.

Chorus: 
Who will throw open the gates of love? 
Who will throw open the gates of love? 
Hung in the silence and darkness around us 
Who will throw open the gates of love? 

People get drunk and get used to it 
People get lost and go numb and get used to it 
People see love and they shake and they quake and they cry 
And they never get used to it 

Chorus 

I was forgotten and self-deceived 
Cried out forsaken and was not believed 
I was lost in a crowd until with you and lying 
Safe under this cloth that we wear and we weave 

Chorus 

I have a friend in Oconomowoc 
And he understands me, so we never talk 
We stand around awkward, our minds shake hands
In accord, on the floor of the forest we walk 

Chorus 

My wife and I, we watch our weight 
But still we keep stumbling on a hill of hate 
With better times coming, and better times gone 
Hurry up, wait for me, come along, carry on 

Chorus 

Ignorance circles a world at war 
And tries to tell us what we are for 
Cloakrooms and boardrooms and armies and money 
Run father and mother and baby born 

Chorus