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This is a live recording at
"les foufounes électriques"

Montreal
Oct. 11, 1988



My Corrupted Love

Only a fool lives in a burning house
And that's where I'm locked inside, and I can't get out, oh
Where I am now? Where you want me to stay
Where am I now? Where you want me to stay

I know that, I wouldn't, I couldn't never turn you away
That's why I'm corrupted, by your love, not to be taken away
I know that, I wouldn't, I couldn't never turn you away
That's why, I'm corrupted by your love, not to be taken away, girl

Never turn you away girl, not to be taken away
You want me, you haunt me, so slowly corrupting all of my love, girl
You're my corrupted love

Only a fool sings to his burning love
And that's where she's taken me, corrupting all my love
Where I am now? Where you want me to stay
Where am I now? Where you want me to stay

I know that, I wouldn't, I couldn't never turn you away
That's why I'm corrupted, by your love, not to be taken away
I know that, I wouldn't, I couldn't never turn you away
That's why, I'm corrupted by your love, not to be taken away, girl

Never turn you away girl, not to be taken away
You want me, you haunt me, so slowly corrupting all of my love, girl
You're my corrupted love
 


Words and music by Peter Forrest

Year Written: 1987 (Montréal)
Date Recorded: 1988 (Foufounes électriques, Montréal, Québec CANADA)
Musicians: Peter Forrest (vocals and guitar), François Dubeau (bass), Danny-boy Schwartz (drums)

Song Notes: This song contains probably the best guitar riff that Peter Forrest ever created.  It was inspired by his girlfriend (to-be) at the time.  She eventually left him for Germany, and he was only left with the song.  hehe  Not exactly love song lyrics!   The drums are amazing in this song.  Danny-boy Schwartz came up with the cool drum work. François Dubeau recorded this song on an 8-track but the tape got busted so all that we have is this dodgy live version in Montreal. The first line of the song was taken from a Star Trek episode, "Only a fool fights in a burning house." (Day of the Dove). 

If anyone ever takes up the challenge to cover this song, please let me know.  I'd love to hear a cover of it!  The opening is very complex and I can give you the guitar riff.  I originally was listening to the Ramones "Rock and Roll High School" riff and I thought I could come up with something along those lines.   - Pete

Basic Guitar Chords: 

Opening: (email me)
Verses: Am, F, C, G (2x), Am, G, C, Dm (2x)
Chorus: Am, C, G, Dm (4x), Am, Dm, Am, Dm, Am
Bridge: E, Am, G, Dm, Am, E, Am