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Madonna, Drowned World 1998 cover
"Drowned World/Substitute for Love"
Released August 24, 1998
Length 5:09
Writer(s) Madonna
William Orbit
Rod McKuen
Anita Kerr
David Collins
Producer(s) Madonna
William Orbit

Ray Of Light (2) track listing

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"Drowned World/Substitute for Love" is the third single off Madonna's seventh studio album Ray of Light.

Background

Madonna said that the song is about the birth of her child. The video shows her riding in a limousine being chased by photographers and arriving at a maternity ward to pick up her child. The video is shot in soft focus, possibly to satisfy fans' curiosity about the circumstances of her becoming a mother. Madonna wrote this song with a team of writers, including it's co-producer William Orbit, Rod McKuen, Anita Kerr and David Collins.

Composition

The song is a downtempo ballad drawing influences from jungle, drum and bass and trip hop music

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna - Substitute For Love04:58

Madonna - Substitute For Love

Released July 25, 1998
Length 4:58
Director Walter Stern
Production Co None
Choreographer N/A
Filmed N/A
Location London
VEVO views 1+ Million Views

Lyrics

I traded fame for love
Without a second thought
It all became a silly game
Some things can not be bought
I got exactly what I asked for
Wanted it so badly
Running, rushing back for more
I suffered fools
So gladly
And now I find
I've changed my mind

the face of you
my substitute for love
my substitute for love
Should I wait for you
my substitute for love
my substitute for love

I travelled round the world
Looking for a home
I found myself in crowded rooms
Feeling so alone
I had so many lovers
who settled for the thrill
of baskin in my spotlight
I never felt so happy

the face of you
my substitute for love
my substitute for love
Should I wait for you
my substitute for love
my substitute for love

mmmmmmmmmm...
oooooooooooooooo...

No famous faces, far off places
trinkets I can buy
No handsome stranger
heady danger
Drug that I can try
No ferris wheel, no heart to steal
No laughter in the dark
No one night stand, no far off land
No fire that I can spark

mmmmmmmmmmmm...

the face of you
my substitute for love
my substitute for love
Should I wait for you
my substitute for love
my substitute for love

mmmm...

the face of you
my substitute for love
my substitute for love
Should I wait for you
my substitute for love
my substitute for love

And now I find I've changed my mind
This is my religion...


Ray Of Light (2)

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