I don’t want to get mushy on you all, but there are some quotes about love from songs that I go gaga over. And you’re going to hear all about my favorites. Not because you should. Not even because I want you to. It’s because you NEED to. I’m looking out for you. You’re welcome. And there are seven because I felt like it. Have recommendations? I’ll consider them.
So. Running in at number 7…
“Oh, oh, oh, am I in trouble? / Darling, I apologize. / I need you more than anything / Please come back with me tonight. / Oh, oh, oh, am I in trouble? / Darling, I apologize. / I need you more than anything / Please don’t ever leave my side.”
To me, this is a perfect example of a love song. It’s wonderful. The thought is so simple, but so right. A couple has a disagreement and the person that (presumably) started it is trying to make sure the disagreement doesn’t end things for them. Like I said, it’s simple but seems right.
“Oh, and just like me / She wants a family / Create us some energy / Out of the blue. / That we’ll do. / Oh, and maybe she’s someone I’ve made up / And maybe she’s somebody true / But I won’t rest until I know you.”
I adore this song so much. And I love this thought: maybe you haven’t found the perfect person, but that shouldn’t stop you from looking for them. I find this song wistful and hopeful and, like I said, I adore it.
“And this is the room one afternoon I knew I could love you / And from above you how I sank into your soul / Into that secret place where no one dares to go.”
This is my favorite Neutral Milk Hotel song, and it’s probably because of this stanza. I’m not sure if it requires an explanation. It’s just lovely.
“My darling, my sweetheart, I am in your sway / Two cold climes, come spring time / So let me hear you say / My love / I am gonna stand my ground.”
I love The Decemberists way too much to not include them in this list. Particularly when this song has such powerful worlds. I can’t help but be moved when he says “my darling, my sweetheart, I am in your sway.” It’s beautiful.
“If heaven and hell decide / That they both are satisfied / Illuminate the nos on their vacancy signs / If there’s no one beside you / When your soul embarks / Then I’ll follow you into the dark.”
I think this song has become a classic, and rightfully so. I mean, how wonderfully romantic/soulful/EVERYTHING is it to tell someone that you’d follow them into the dark. That they wouldn’t be left alone. EVER. I think the simple melody underscores the sheer power of the lyrics.
“I’d give up anything. / Anything for you. / I’d give it all. / All of this is true. / But the best story that I could ever tell / Is the one where I am growing old with you. / All I’ve ever wanted, see, was to tell you honestly / I’d do anything for you. / I’d do absolutely anything for you.”
This might be my favorite concept for a love song ever. The person singing is describing all of these ridiculous, absurd scenarios, then saying that “the best story that I could ever tell is the one where I am growing old with you.” You get the honesty of the feelings from the lies he tells.
AND, number one!
“But I am married to your charms and grace / I just go crazy like the good old days / You make me want to pick up a guitar / And celebrate the myriad ways that I love you.”
This quote is brilliant and wonderful and fantastic. That last line. How does it not conjure up warm, fuzzy feelings? ”Celebrate the myriad ways that I love you.” I’m convinced that if you tell your significant other this, they will swoon. Better if you serenade them (but only if you can sing).
And that’s that, lovelies. Just a few thoughts for you all on this absurdly warm evening (for real, it’s November, weather). Of course, I have a few closing statements:
- “Hello Sadness” by Los Campesinos! is available in the US tomorrow. I highly recommend buying it, listening to it, and falling as in love with that band as I am.
- How excited are you for the Ha Ha Tonka/Tommy & the High Pilots concert in a couple of weeks?
- Have you submitted shirts for the Best Band Shirts contest? IT’S GONNA BE GREAT. ENTER NOW.