Love Interruption.

Via Andrea Balt
on Mar 12, 2012
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(Photo: "Kiss", Robert Doiseanu via Tumblr)

I’m sure you’ve heard this song before.

Maybe yesterday, maybe when I was a cat and you—a dog—and the world was simple and it only had one rule.

Well, it won’t hurt

if I remind you.

Pain is


What’s not as rated is

the equation

Of you plus me

elevated to any

possible world and


by time




{PS. If love was made of any material, it’d definitely have to be water because it runs through all things and we’re 70% water and you can never ever interrupt water, no matter how many dams or faucets. Only boats, only boats.}


Show me a man of his own label who sounds like this:


But I prefer him live, raw & unscripted:


I know, you just can’t resist quoting them:

I want love to roll me over slowly
Stick a knife inside me and twist it all around
I want love to, grab my fingers gently
Slam them in the doorway, put my face into the ground
I want love to, murder my own mother and
Take her off to somewhere, like hell or up above
And I want love to, change my friends to enemies, change my friends to enemies
Show me how it’s all my fault.

No I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me
I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me
Yeah I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me

I want love to walk right up and bite me
Grab a hold of me and fight me, leave me dying on the ground.

And I want love to, split my mouth right open, cover up my ears and never let me hear a sound
I want love to forget that you offended me,
Or how you had defended me when everybody tore me down
And I want love to, change my friends to enemies, change my friends to enemies
Show me how it’s all my fault.

No I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me
I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me
Yeah I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me


[The beginning]


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About Andrea Balt

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Creativity Curator at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Brains & Beauty + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her Monthly Stroke of Renaissance.


19 Responses to “Love Interruption.”

  1. <3 times 2! I may have to send you bits of my story after all.

  2. Andréa Balt says:

    I was about to post it on your wall. {Sigh}

  3. Andréa Balt says:

    In sync, my friend, in sync.

  4. I'm not a cynic or a pessimist….more a realist, which possibly sounds cynical 🙂 And I love the passion and bursting energy of this. But it's only half the equation: when you get it, it comes with other elements that we never want. You ready for that, too?

  5. Andréa Balt says:

    No, I'm never ready for anything and I'm alllways late. Maybe that's the beauty (and the pain) of it. And I'm not a cynic or a pessimist either, but sometimes I am (like now).

    But as a friend of mine says here:… "I'd like to lose and love and lose and love and lose because what else is there to do." (Not an editing mistake–the question marks are there, only written in invisible ink )

    {Even if love is just as contradictory, in its essence, as this song.}

    Damned if I do, damned if I don't, la la la la, give me a song and a sword. 🙂

  6. Wahoooo….that's what I was hoping you'd say :)) Because what the hell else is there….that's the point, if we're not brave enough to dive, then we have to create the whole "it's all one" fallacy, and live in a void where we think we're "safe." Bullshit. 🙂

  7. and oh yeah, I loved "slow down my beaten heart…"….loved it

  8. carolhortonbooks says:

    Love Jack White and the beautiful, talented women he works with. Thanks for posting.

  9. Andréa Balt says:

    Oh, I'm in love with Jack White. In this song, he'd be the "knife".

  10. madgrooves says:

    It is very much my pleasure to make your recent acquaintance, Ms. Balt, through EJ and FB <3 I'll send you a message on there to let you know who I am, as (for now anyway) I'm anonymous on here. I just want to take a moment to tell you that I have read some of your writings, plan to read more, that you inspire me, and it was obvious you were a kindred spirit from the start. So it comes as no surprise that you would post this article with Jack White and his awesome new song to force me to stop and take a moment out of my chaotic single mom lifestyle, finally, and comment on an article of yours and share my appreciation for you =D Jack White is in my top musical ranks for many reasons, and you have given a wonderful example of one of them here. His writing, alongside all that he touches, cuts to the bone and radiates with a soul-stirring light of truth that is sometimes bittersweet, but IMHO, always beautiful. These words from his newest solo release I will too try to continue to embrace, letting love rule these uncharted waters ahead, despite the bloody fallout behind me. Thank you for being another beacon, who's willing to keep fighting and surrendering with the ebb and flow of this DIVINE sea.

  11. Andréa Balt says:

    You're amazing. Thanks!

    He's one of the best songwriters…of the ever – I'm saying this sentence a lot lately :). There's also this sadness about him. I guess I'm drawn to troubled people in general, but to be honest, I don't remember a time when life wasn't trouble, or bittersweet or half sad half beautiful or when love wasn't also, in a way, a kind of death (if only to a previous "you" or others or world). So all is still & moving at once.

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