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I traded fame for love
Without a second thought
It all became a silly a game
Some things cannot 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

[Chorus:]

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 traveled 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 basking in my spotlight
I never felt so happy

[chorus]

Mmmmm, ooohhh, mmmmm
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
Mmmmm, mmmmm

[chorus]

Now I find I've changed my mind
This is my religion



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    RabbitbunnyAug 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    Drowned world/substitute for love is a lovely and beautiful rock ballad. Right before she sang it to the audience, madonna happily cried/sadly smiled "we can do anything! " and so she trades fame for love-no second thoughts. Madonna loves her life and we love her back for it. The lucky star changes her mind and love is her religion. The spiritual religion of humanity, she cherishes love always. The human genome is mdna. Namaste, madonna! Forever immortal!
  • hypotheticallover
    hypotheticalloverAug 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm
    I think it has meaning personal to the writer ,but,i also think the song is meant by the wrier,to be about the personal meaning of each listener,to the creativity of the writer.

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