"Luck and intuition play the cards with spades to startHere, love is a game and the ultimate power is to possess someone's heart. Then what? Stomp on it in stilettos? Make him forever long for you? Longing is power. We are such a fucking power-hungry species.
And after he's been hooked I'll play the one that's on his heart."
Then I contrast that to Jack Johnson's Cocoon.
"But you're bound to winSad lyrics of resignation: I love you too much to fight you pulling away.
'Cause if I'm betting against you
I think I'd rather lose."
I don't want power in love. It might be true that the person who loves less controls the relationship, but the one who loves more can allow themselves to feel more joy.
Sharing hearts is a gift and how lucky am I to have loved.... and it takes a not insignificant measure of awareness and strength to recognize when the balance is uneven and let go.