SLS: Obsession

Aston Martin Bond

There are a lot of songs about cars, which is the theme this week for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday, but I chose one that uses a car as a metaphor. It’s also fitting because just this week some of us discussed hitchhiking and its inherent risks… love is also risky.

Love is a stranger in an open car
To tempt you in
And drive you far away…

“Love Is A Stranger” was written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart of the Eurythmics. It flopped in 1982, but was re-released in 1983 after their success with “Sweet Dreams.” It reached No. 6 in the UK and No. 23 in the US. Personally, I think it’s a stronger song with more interesting lyrics than “Sweet Dreams,” which hit No. 1, but to each their own. Love this video too…

Image of James Bond with his Aston Martin DB5 is from the movie Goldfinger.

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10 responses to “SLS: Obsession

  1. Good choice. They made some great music.

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  2. Wow. So many car songs. Back then I loved cars. Now, it all seems kind of strange–people my age, it’s all about how much they cost. Always a competition, in some form.

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    • Yeah. As a teen, I could just drive all day because it was so much fun. Even when I first moved to California, I’d drive for hours for no reason. Now it’s the most unappealing thing…


  3. I like this Paula. I don’t recall it though. ☺️💕

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  4. Nice choice Paula as I really like the music and the video is fun to watch. I am pretty sure that this Eurythmics song is called Love Is A Stranger and not Obsession, but when I searched for Obsession this is what came up, so there must be some kind of a link.

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  5. Good song, and I’d never heard it before. Good music, too. 🙂

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