Shortcut To Love

Story Behind The Song

Part of a group of friends, this guys is afraid of telling a girl how he feels in case it ruins the friendship within the group. So he decides to bide his time until he feels the time is right to open up to her.

Song Description

Part of a group of friends, this guys is afraid of telling a girl how he feels in case it ruins the friendship within the group. So he decides to bide his time until he feels the time is right to open up to her.

Song Length 3:47 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Heartbreaking, Composed Subject Attracted, Crush, Unrequited Love
Similar Artists Joe Nichols Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

SHORTCUT TO LOVE

You're all I want, in my life, but you don't know me
You're all I see, no-one else, but you don't see me
I want to rush head-long and just tell you
But there's a danger in being so bold

There ain't no Shortcut to Love
So I'll just bide my time
There ain't no Shortcut to Love if I try too hard to make you mine
And if I jump straight in and just tell you
I see heartache ahead
So I'll take the long way round
'Cos there ain't no Shortcut to Love

You're on my mind, all of the time, but you don't know me
I'm afraid one day I'll drop my guard and let it show
I want to tell you how I feel today
But I don't want to frighten you away

There ain't no Shortcut to Love
So I'll just bide my time
There ain't no Shortcut to Love if I try too hard to make you mine
And if I jump straight in and just tell you
I see heartache ahead
So I'll take the long way round
'Cos there ain't no Shortcut to Love

Oh, how can I tell you I love you
When you don't see or even know I exist?

There ain't no Shortcut to Love
So I'll just bide my time
There ain't no Shortcut to Love if I try too hard to make you mine
And if I jump straight in and just tell you
Well I see heartache ahead
So I'll take the long way round
'Cos there ain't no Shortcut to Love
I'll take the long way round
'Cos there ain't no Shortcut to Love

© Alan Lawrence Turton 2020
alant481@hotmail.co.uk

I think the lyrics and the hook are really good and have universal and commercial appreciation. I would love to hear these lyrics with a different production because the lyrics are really good

Lovely song with some great backing vocals .

Very nice song Al! You clearly are no amateur. I'm impressed by your songwriting and the high recording quality. This song has market potential, I think you're a few tweaks away from having a very special song.

This is a really good song......early Willie Nelson...... ish...

I felt the song was "quirky" and yet, as I got into it, it pulled me in. The simplicity of the song, production, guitar work and lyric with a hook that I'm still singing (and nice chord change near the end). Something about this song I really enjoyed listening to.

Lyrics Alan Lawrence Turton Music Alan Lawrence Turton
Producer Alan Lawrence Turton Performance Vocals by Tim Patterson

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