The Love I'm Searching For

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"The Love I'm Searching For"
The Love I'm Searching For cover
Song by The Rentals
Album Return of the Rentals
Released October 24, 1995
Format CD
Recorded Poop Alley Studios
Length 3:33
Label Maverick Records / Reprise Records
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer Matt Sharp, Tom Grimley
Status Officially released
Return of the Rentals track listing
"The Love I'm Searching For"
(1)
"Waiting"
(2)
For the Ladies track listing
"Softly"
(6)
"The Love I'm Searching For"
(7)
"Wake Up"
(8)

"The Love I'm Searching For" is the first track on the Rentals' debut album, Return of the Rentals.

Appearances

Overview

Two early versions exist in circulation. One demo version labeled the "alternate version" (possibly a demo) was released on the Rentals Fan Club compilation Excellent Stocking Stuffer. Another "alternate" version, featuring a slower tempo and recorded during the For The Ladies sessions at Poop Alley Studios, appeared on some single releases of "Friends of P." and was also released online in 2005. Both versions contain some minor lyrical differences.

An acoustic cover of the song was performed by the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the AOL Interface podcast in 2006 [1]. A live performance of the song was also released on the 2010 Japanese cover album Lost Out in the Machinery - Songs of the Rentals.

Personnel

Audio

Demos

Lyrics

Lyrics and chords from therentals.com ca. 2005

I don't think I'll find the love I want
The love I'm searching for in this machine, no

The system's failed, all the circuits blown
And the message lost in this machine, oh
Try all the codes, all possibilities
All combinations but, still nothing, oh

Called for backup from my assistants, but
No one seems to know anything, oh
Disconnect, shut the main reactor down
And separate from this technology, oh

I try, you know, I try, I try
Hard as it may be, I know you should be with me
Even though it seems it's all lies
I still believe, you should be with me

I try, you know, I try, I try
Hard as it may be I know you should be with me
Even though it seems it's all lies
I still believe, you should be with me
And even though it seems it's all lies
I still believe, you should be

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