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The Look of Love Madonna
"The Look of Love"
Released November 25, 1987
Length 4:03
Writer(s) Madonna
Patrick Leonard
Producer(s) Madonna
Patrick Leonard

Who's That Girl 1 track listing

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Causing a Commotion
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24 Hours

"The Look of Love" is the third and final single from Madonna's first sound track album Who's That Girl for the movie of the same name.

Background

Madonna came to the studio one Thursday, as Leonard developed the chorus of the songs. He handed over a cassette to Madonna, and went to the backroom and finished the melody and the lyrics of the songs, while Leonard worked on the other parts.

Composition

The song starts off with a low bass synth line and a slow backing track. It is followed by the sound of percussion and a high register note, contrasting with the bassline. The song continues in this way until the last verse, which is backed by the sound of an acoustic guitar. A two-part vocal is found in the line "No where to run, no place to hide".

Lyrics

Should have left you standing right where you stood
Should have let you go
Should have had the sense to know
Like a train you'd come
And I'd lose my place
Now I'm on this trip
I took a fall from grace

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
From the look of love
From the eyes of pride
Nowhere to go
No place to run
From the look of love
Now I've come undone

I've had a map laid out
From the day I was born
But the roads are blocked
And the paper is worn
And all the books I've read
And the things I know
Never taught me to laugh
Never taught to let go

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
From the look of love
From the eyes of pride
Nowhere to go
No place to run
From the look of love
Now I've come undone

My conscience is clear, I know right from wrong
That's a lie, I know nothing except that you're gone
But there's more to learn from the look in your eyes
That trip round this world, the stars in the sky

Now all the books I've read
And the things I know
Never taught me to live
Never taught me to let go

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
From the look of love
From the eyes of pride
Nowhere to go
No place to run
From the look of love
Now I've come undone

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
From the look of love
Lord knows I've tried
Nowhere to go
No place to run
From the look of love
Now I've come undone

(Nowhere to hide)
(No place to run)
(Nowhere to hide)
(No place to run)
(Nowhere to hide)


Who's That Girl 1

"Who's That Girl"
"Causing a Commotion"
"The Look of Love"

"24 Hours"
"Step by Step"
"Turn It Up"

"Best Thing Ever"
"Can't Stop"
"El Coco Loco (So So Bad)"

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