I’m pro-love.  But as demonstrated this week, its hard to define what love is.  And a little fun to describe what love isn’t… But music, lyrics…to me, songwriters do the absolute best job of describing love.  If you’ve been friends with me long enough, you know that “Patience” by Guns N Roses is my all time favorite love song- I mean really- you need sooooo much patience when you love someone. But I wanted to come up with the perfect love song for this year- and I found myself in a quandary: there were two songs that I liked equally.  So, I present the lyrics to “Shallow” (Star is Born) and “Thinking Out Loud” Ed Sheeran.

To love….

Shallow
Lady Gaga
Tell me somethin’, girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there somethin’ else you’re searchin’ for?
I’m falling
In all the good times I find myself
Longin’ for change
And in the bad times I fear myself
Tell me something, boy
Aren’t you tired tryin’ to fill that void?
Or do you need more?
Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore?
I’m falling
In all the good times I find myself
Longing for change
And in the bad times I fear myself
I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I’ll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us
We’re far from the shallow now
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We’re far from the shallow now

Songwriters: Andrew Wyatt,Anthony Rossomando,Mark Ronson,Stefani Germanotta
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,Downtown Music Publishing,Universal Music Publishing Group,CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Data from: LyricFind

Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
When your legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks
And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70
And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Oh me I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am
So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are
When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds don’t remember my name
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way, mm
I know you will still love me the same
‘Cause honey your soul can never grow old, it’s evergreen
Baby your smile’s forever in my mind and memory
I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe it’s all part of a plan
I’ll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you’ll understand
But baby now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are, oh

Songwriters: Amy Wadge,Ed Sheeran
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.
Data from: LyricFind

17 thoughts on “Who Speaks of Love

  1. I like both of these songs, but I have to point out saying, “I’ll love you til we’re 70.” Isn’t really good enough. 70? Then what?
    My favorite love song that I sang to my babies is Mr Sandman. I just put it on and Charlie came over to be serenaded! 😊🎶💕

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