(MichaelWeston King / Mark Billingham / Lou Dalgleish)

There is “love” and there’s “in love” and there’s a difference
Time crawls and then it flies by in a flash
It only counts if you go the distance
When passion cools and fires burn to ash

She doesn’t stop your breath any longer
He doesn’t make your blood race as fast
When romance fades, a hardened heart becomes stronger
To keep us loving in the present, not the past

Hearts and flowers, they don’t live forever, darling
A love that lasts can’t always stay the same
Love’s holding on and keeping it together
The embers are as precious as the flame

It’s hard to lose the things you should be keeping
He once desired
Now she’s so tired
And the bedroom’s just for sleeping

You raise hell, then you raise kids and something changes
Who says that oil and water cannot blend?
What brought you both together rearranges
It’s love that warms the cinders in the end

Rings of fire, they don’t burn forever, darling
A love that lasts can’t always stay the same
Love’s holding on and keeping it together
The embers are as precious as the flame
The embers are as precious as the flame
The embers are as precious as the flame

It’s showing up
And messing up
And cleaning up
And saving up
Remembered thrills
And tales all told
It’s paying bills
And growing old