LOVE on a TWO-WAY STREET by Laura Nyro

Love on a Two-way Street – by Laura Nyro – live cover in Japan 1972.

Notice how Laura’s cover version stripped the song of every “male” gender reference, e.g. “his lips were gently saying…he held me in desperation…then he walked out” Truly bisexual in its appeal, her beloved could be a man or a woman? And she being so recently married and “Désiree” released on GTAM November 17, 1971!  Laura makng the song her own. You can see how those avid young fans, male and/or female, in a crush, could hear what they wanted and indulge their own fantasies. What about the Freudian slip for a bi-woman “love on a two-way street”, i.e. AC-DC & going both ways. The lyrics lend themselves to such an interpretation.

LYRICS:

I found love on a two-way street

And lost it on a lonely highway

Oo I found love on a two-way street

And lost it on a lonely highway

True love will never die, so I been told

And into my life, you come, forever

With music gently playin’  her heart was gently sayin’

Darlin’ I love you.

I held you in desperation, I thought it was a revelation,

and you walked out

I found love on a two-way street

And lost it on a lonely highway

Oo I found love on a two-way street

And lost it on a lonely highway

True love will never die,  so I been told

And into my life, you come, forever

With music gently playin’  my heart was gently sayin’

Darlin’ I love you.

I held you in desperation,  I thought it was a revelation,

and you walked out

I found love on a two-way street

And lost it on a lonely highway

Lonely highway,  lonely highway,  …

http://youtu.be/92BEZeqVjoc

For lyrics comparison – see the 1970 Lezli Valentine original rendition

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