ROMANTIC LYRICS TO GET THE HEART PUMPING
Love – the most common of song themes.
Maybe because it’s a common emotion. Maybe it’s because we sometimes see ourselves in the lyrics.
Here are a few love boosting lyrics just in time for Valentine’s contemplation.
- Savage Garden, Truly Madly Deeply
Sensually romantic lyrics coming at ya. Poppy goodness.
“I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me”
- The Mountain Goats, Love Love Love
From one of the most underrated lyricists of all time – John Darnell – a human – not a goat.
“Love, love is going to lead you by the hand
Into a white and soundless place
Now we see things as in a mirror, dimly
Then we shall see each other face to face”
- Christina Perri, A Thousand Years
A song for vampire lovers.
“I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more. “
- Ed Sheehan, Thinking Out Loud
Falling in love with the same person every day? Ed Sheeran was watching “50 First Dates” when he wrote this. Or was it Groundhog Day?
“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.”
- Celine Dion, Because You Loved Me
Canadians are known for their friendliness but are they known for their romance? Tell us Celine.
“You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me.”
- Adele, All I Ask
Let us sing of one last romp.
“If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I’m more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
‘Cause what if I never love again?.”
- The Idea Of Growing Old, The Features
“We can talk all night, we can talk all day,
We can play charades when there is nothing to say.
You turn me on to the idea of growing old.”
- Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your Love
If only she hadn’t spent it with Bobby Brown. Still, these are great lyrics to include in some wedding vows.
“If tomorrow is judgment day
And I’m standing on the front line
And the Lord asks me what I did with my life
I will say I spent it with you.”
- The Beatles, Something
It’s true. Sometimes it’s not the brains or the humour that you’re attracted to first.
“Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover.”
- Norah Jones, Come Away With Me
You have to admit, the sound of rain on a tin roof is pretty romantic. Unless you’re on the roof at the time and there’s lighting and stuff.
“And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I’m safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me.”
- Stevie Wonder, I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie called, he left you a message.
“No April rain
No flowers bloom
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is, is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you.”
- Aerosmith, I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
It may be low on the list of Aerosmith songs by their diehard fans but this massive hit is spouting some pretty cuddly lyrics. And it helped Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck to save the world from a planet destroying asteroid.
“I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you’re far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Where every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure.”
- Niall Horan, This Town
The Irish lad had grown up since his One Direction days.
“If the whole world was watching I’d still dance with you
Drive highways and byways to be there with you
Over and over the only truth
Everything comes back to you.”
- Kelly Clarkson, Before Your Love
Okay okay, a little cliche and then “boom” punchline! Nice one Kelly.
“I’d never lived before your love,
I’d never felt before your touch,
And I never needed anyone to make me feel alive,
But then again, I wasn’t really living.”
- Beyonce, Halo
Even Queen B can’t build a wall solid enough to keep love out.
“Remember those walls I built?
Well, baby they’re tumbling down
And they didn’t even put up a fight,
They didn’t even make a sound.”
- Bob Dylan, Isis
No not that ISIS.
“Isis, oh, Isis, you mystical child
What drives me to you is what drives me insane
I still can remember the way that you smiled
On the fifth day of May in the drizzlin’ rain.”
- Goo Goo Dolls, Iris
If only Bob Dylan’s girl was named Iris instead of Isis there would have been less confusion.
“And I’d give up forever to touch you,
Cause I know that you feel me somehow.
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t wanna go home right now.”
- Maroon 5, She Will Be Loved
For every lovestruck Romeo or Juliet willing to catch a cold for the object of their affection.
“I don’t mind spendin’ everyday
Out on your corner in the pourin’ rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved, and she will be loved.”
- Edith Piaf, La Vie En Rose
“Life is pink” says Edith Piaf. Sometimes you just have to put on those rose-coloured glasses.
“I thought that love was just a word
They sang about in songs I heard
It took your kisses to reveal
That I was wrong and love was real”
- Elton John, Your Song
Why would I mind Elton? You’re the Rocketman for goodness sake!
“I hope you don’t mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.”
- Vanessa Carlton, A Thousand Miles
I imagine that Vanessa Carlton is like the Flash of power-walking. How else would she cover 1,000 miles (1609.344,) in 1 night?
“If I could fall into the sky
Do you think time would pass me by?
‘Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles
If I could just see you tonight.”
- Foo Fighters, Everlong
This should have been the theme song for “50 Shades of Grey”.
“If everything could ever be this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You gotta promise not to stop when I say when.”
- Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Shallow
The year is 2018. Every cover singing duo in every pub and cafe in the world is singing “in the sha ha ha ha hallow”. It’s about taking a risk on romance.
“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.”
- Roberta Flack, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
It must have been a pretty nice face.
“The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes”
- Mariah Carey, My All
Stupid heart not letting Mariah sleep.
“I am thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight,
if it’s wrong to love you then my heart just won’t let me be right.”
- Etta James, At Last
These lyrics travel by smoke.
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
For you are mine
- Biffy Clyro, Many Of Horror
The Scottish rockers want you to know that love hurts, but it’s worth the pain.
“I’ll take a bruise, I know you’re worth it
When you hit me, hit me hard”
- Shawn Mendes, If I Can’t Have You
Oh Shawn, the aching is real.
“I can’t write one song that’s not about you
Can’t drink without thinkin’ about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can’t have you?
I can’t write one song that’s not about you
Can’t drink without thinkin’ about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can’t have you?.”
- Lionel Richie, Hello
From a classic song with classic lyrics to a classic meme to self-effacing ads for corn chips and beer.
“I can see it in your eyes, I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted and my arms are open wide
‘Cause you know just what to say, and you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much, I love you”
- Anita Baker, It’s Been You
For all of you friend-zoners.
“And it’s you
It’s been you all the time
You’re changing my whole state of mind
It took just a minute
But now that I’m in it.”
- Meghan Trainor, Like I’m Gonna Lose You
Sentimental cheese that tastes pretty good.
“So I’m gonna love you like I’m gonna lose you
I’m gonna hold you like I’m saying goodbye
Wherever we’re standing
I won’t take you for granted
‘Cause we’ll never know when, when we’ll run out of time.”
- Miley Cyrus, Malibu
They didn’t help Miley keep Liam Hemsworth but these lyrics could help you.
“We watched the sun go down as we were walking
I’d spend the rest of my life just standing here talking
You would explain the current, as I just smile
Hoping I just stay the same and nothing will change
And it’ll be us, just for a while
Do we even exist?
That’s when I make the wish.”
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