Ain't Love Grand

from Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind

Ain't Love Grand
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Copyright 1988, Flip-A-Jig/Rounder Music

I was riding in the subway with a thousand New Yorkers
Headed Downtown
An old woman shoved over she made room for me
To sit down
A young Hispanic couple cuddled in the corner
She hugged him
He gave her a kiss
The old woman smiled at them
She leaned over to me
And whispered this

Chorus: Ain't love grand
Ain't love grand
Though it's never happened to me personally
Look at that
Love must be grand
Oh ain't love grand
Almost makes me wish when I was young
I had the patience to put up with a man
But when I was young
I had no time for them

Now me, I'm always talking to strangers
It's not often that they start talking first
And I admit I was a little taken aback
By the old woman's outburst
We both got up to get out at 42nd street
(You know, where you hear the dancing feet)
The old woman looked at the lovers in their seat
And dammed if she didn't repeat

Chorus: Ain't love grand
Ain't love grand
Though it's never happened to me personally
Look at that... Look at that!
Love must be grand
Oh ain't love grand
Almost makes me wish when I was young
I had the patience to put up with a man
But when I was young
I had no time for them

Well the train pulled out of the station
Two lovers disappeared
The old woman shuffled off
Probably to Macy's
Me I'm standing right here
But for a couple of minutes
Our lives connected
I'm sure those two kids never suspected
Their sweet affectionate display
Could inspire an old woman to say

Chorus: Ain't love grand
Ain't love grand
Though it's never happened to me personally
Look at that, Look at that... Take a look at that!
Love must be grand
Oh ain't love grand
Almost makes me wish when I was young
I had the patience to put up with a man
But when I was young
I had no time for them

Oh but ain't love grand
Will you look at that ain't love grand
Take a look at that ain't love grand
Oh ain't love ooooooh
Oh ain't love grand
Oh love is grand
Will you look at that ain't love grand
Oh ain't love....

updated: 11 years ago