drowned world / substitute for love lyrics – madonna

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 subst*tute for love
my subst*tute for love
should i wait for you
my subst*tute for love
my subst*tute 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

/ madonna lyrics