Whitesnake - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City (Official Music Video)
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Whitesnake - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City (Official Music Video)




"Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" is a 1974 R&B song, written by Michael Price and Dan Walsh, and first recorded by Bobby "Blue" Bland for the ABC Dunhill album Dreamer. While Bland scored a minor hit with the song, landing in the top ten of the R&B charts, it is perhaps best known through cover versions and samples. While it is ostensibly a love song, some critics have also heard it as a lament on urban poverty and hopelessness; the cover version by reggae singer Al Brown even changes most of the lyrics to magnify this emphasis. The song is featured on the soundtracks to the 2009 film Fighting and the 2011 crime drama The Lincoln Lawyer.


A well-known cover of the song is by the hard rock band Whitesnake, who included it on their 1978 debut EP, Snakebite, and again as a live recording on Live...in the Heart of the City. The cover was the new band's first hit, and it became a staple of their live set.





Lyrics


Ain't no love in the heart of the city

Ain't no love in the heart of town

Ain't no love, sure 'nuff is a pity,

Ain't no love 'cause you ain't around

Baby, since you been around


Ain't no love in the heart of the city

Ain't no love in the heart of town

Ain't no love, sure 'nuff is a pity, child

Ain't no love 'cause you ain't around


Every place that I go

Well, it seems so strange

Without you love, baby, baby

Things have changed

Now that you're gone

Why know the sun don't shine

From the city hall

To the county line, that's why


Ain't no love in the heart of the city

Ain't no love in the heart of town

Ain't no love, sure 'nuff is a pity

Ain't no love 'cause you ain't around


Now listen

Every place that I go,

Well, it seems so strange

Without you love, baby, baby

Things have changed

Now that you're gone

Why know the sun don't shine

From the city hall

Woman, to the county line, that's why


Ain't no love in the heart of the city

There ain't no love in the heart of town

There ain't no love, sure 'nuff is a pity

Ain't no love 'cause you ain't around


There ain't no love in the heart of the city

There ain't no love in the heart of town

Ain't no love, sure 'nuff is a pity

Ain't no love 'cause you ain't around

'Cause you ain't around



Songwriters: Dan Walsh / Michael Alan Price

Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group




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