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"Love Steals Us from Loneliness" is a song by the Scottish rock band, Idlewild, from their 2005 album Warnings/Promises. It was released as the lead single from the album on 21 February 2005 and charted at number 16 on the UK Singles Chart and number 37 in Ireland.

"Love Steals Us from Loneliness"
Idlewild – Love Steals Us from Loneliness.jpg
Single by Idlewild
from the album Warnings/Promises
Released21 February 2005
Format7", CD
Songwriter(s)Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Jones, Allan Stewart, Roddy Woomble
Producer(s)Tony Hoffer
Idlewild singles chronology
"A Modern Way of Letting Go"
"Love Steals Us from Loneliness"
"I Understand It"

This song was featured on a Kerrang compilation CD entitled Kerrang! Under the Influence: The Songs That Inspired My Chemical Romance, as My Chemical Romance cited Idlewild, and more directly "Love Steals Us from Loneliness", as a major influence.



According to Colin Newton, the band was not:

"intending to release any singles at all from this record to start with. It was like a grudging truce between ourselves and the record company to put out "Love Steals Us From Loneliness" as the first single from Warnings/Promises, although with hindsight I guess that was the most obvious choice and perfectly bridges where we were with the last album and where we are now.[1]

Track listingsEdit

UK 7" R6658, CD CDR6658

  1. "Love Steals Us from Loneliness"
  2. "Hold On To Your Breath"

UK CD 1 CDRS6658

  1. "Love Steals Us from Loneliness"
  2. "Gone Too Long"
  3. "Don't Let Me Change"
  4. "Love Steals Us from Loneliness" (video)
  5. Making Of - CD-Rom Footage

UK CD 2 CDR6658

  1. "Love Steals Us from Loneliness"
  2. "Hold On To Your Breath"


Chart (2005) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 37
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[3] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 16