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.

  1. Savage Garden, Truly Madly Deeply

Sensually romantic lyrics coming at ya. Poppy goodness.


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“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”

  1. The Mountain Goats, Love Love Love

From one of the most underrated lyricists of all time – John Darnell – a human – not a goat.

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“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”

  1. Christina Perri, A Thousand Years

A song for vampire lovers.


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“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. “

  1. 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?


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“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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. 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?.”

  1. The Idea Of Growing Old, The Features


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“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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. The Beatles, Something

It’s true. Sometimes it’s not the brains or the humour that you’re attracted to first.


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“Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover.”

  1. 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.”

  1. Stevie Wonder, I Just Called To Say I Love You

Stevie called, he left you a message.


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“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.”

  1. 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.


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“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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. Beyonce, Halo

Even Queen B can’t build a wall solid enough to keep love out.


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“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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. Maroon 5, She Will Be Loved

For every lovestruck Romeo or Juliet willing to catch a cold for the object of their affection.


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“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.”

  1. 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”

  1. 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.”

  1. 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?  

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“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.”

  1. 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.”

  1. 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.

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“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.”

  1. 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”

  1. Mariah Carey, My All

Stupid heart not letting Mariah sleep.

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“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.”

  1. Etta James, At Last

These lyrics travel by smoke.

“At last,

 My love has come along

 My lonely days are over

And life is like a song

 For you are mine

 At last”

  1. Biffy Clyro, Many Of Horror

The Scottish rockers want you to know that love hurts, but it’s worth the pain.

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I’ll take a bruise, I know you’re worth it

 When you hit me, hit me hard”

  1. 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?.”

  1. Lionel Richie, Hello

From a classic song with classic lyrics to a classic meme to self-effacing ads for corn chips and beer.

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“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”

  1. 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.”

  1. Meghan Trainor, Like I’m Gonna Lose You

Sentimental cheese that tastes pretty good.

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“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.”

  1. Miley Cyrus, Malibu

They didn’t help Miley keep Liam Hemsworth but these lyrics could help you.

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“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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