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Manic Street Preachers “Your Love is Not Enough” Video

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There’s a sense of spectacle when you unknowingly stumble into a piece of music that catches you entirely off guard. Even despite its kitschy pop sentimentalism, such is the case with the first single from the Manic Street Preacher’s latest Send Away the Tigers entitled “Your Love is Not Enough.” The Cardigans‘ Nina Persson adds a fantastic charm to the song, playing the part of empathizer to lead singer James Dean Bradfield’s pleas (or vice versa). Though having maintained a prevalent presence in the UK and Canada after hearing the track I can’t help but think I’ve missed something since first hearing “You Stole the Sun From My Heart” and “If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next.”

The song is such a fun way of looking at what is ultimately a depressing situation. You have the love of someone, but without the support and care that should accompany it love is ultimately useless. Persson & Bradfield’s breakdown towards the end of the song is beautiful, “I could have seen for miles and miles, I could have made you feel alive, I could have placed us in exile, I could have written all your lines, I could have shown you how too cry.” It’s in hearing lyrics such as those that you realize you’re either in love or have made a terrible mistake.