Makoto – Sending Back Your Love (feat. Pete Simpson)

Even if I don’t post enough about it here, I love drum ‘n bass and liquid funk way too much. I’m especially partial to artists I’ve been a fan of Makoto for a couple of years; Souled Out was the first album of his that I listened to, though I also enjoyed his other releases such as Believe In My Soul and Producer 08 (and who can forget the classics “Golden Girl” and “Wave”?) Ever since his collaboration album with A-Sides, I was anticipating another solo album of his.

I was only able to listen to Salvation as recently as last week, even if I knew about the album for a few months now, largely because I was too engrossed with listening to 80’s Japanese pop and older drum and bass. Makoto does not fail to deliver; there are many good songs in this album. While I still consider “Winds of Change” as the best song from “Salvation” (it’s like going on a musical journey, just listen to it), I prefer the lyrics of “Sending Back Your Love”. It’s also easier to listen to if you need a quick perk-up.

Lyrics follow under the cut, as usual!
(CAVEAT: One line at the end of the song is very unclear for me to transcribe, so I would greatly appreciate some help with it!)

Singer: Pete Simpson
Lyrics:
Composer: Makoto Shimizu

Oh, I’m sending back your love…

I can feel there is something
Tell me what is wrong
Don’t abuse my kindness
‘Cause I am the same
History keeps showing me
That this can’t really work
There’s no excuse I found I must stay

Sending back your lovin’
Yes, I’m sending back your lovin’
Thought that we had something
Now I see that it was nothing
(Now I see, yeah)

Sending back your lovin’
Yes, I’m sending back your lovin’
(Sendin’ back)
Thought that we had something
Now I see that it was nothing

(Sendin’ back)
(I’m sendin’ back your love)
(Now I see…)

First you say you love me
Then you say you don’t
I’m confused, because you said I was the one
I could see that loving you
For me was really true
But now I’ve got to give your love away

Your love, your love
‘Cause you don’t really feel
Like you can love me…

Said I’m sending back your love

Sending back your lovin’
Yes, I’m sending back your lovin’
(Sendin’ back)
Thought that we had something
(I thought we had something)
Now I see that it was nothing
(Yeah, yeah)

Sending back your lovin’
Yes, I’m sending back your lovin’
(I’m sending back your love…)
Thought that we had something
Now I see that it was nothing
(Now I see…)

Sending back your lovin’
Yes, I’m sending back your lovin’
(Yes, I’m sending back your lovin’…)
Thought that we had something
Now I see that it was nothing
(Now, now I see…)

Sending back your lovin’
Yes, I’m sending back your lovin’
(Yes, I’m sending back your lovin’, yeah)
Thought that we had something
Now I see that it was nothing

(Love me)

Know me
Did you ever know me
(Did you…)
Could you ever give love
[Some just to get close to know me] <– help me with this line, please? I can’t figure it out.
(Know me)

Show me
(Know me)
Could you ever know me
Could you ever give love
[Some just to get close to know me]
(Closer)

There’s nothing left to say but good-bye
Good-bye
Loving you has shown me
That you don’t really care
So I’m just gonna give your love back

Sending back your love
Sending back your love…

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