Real love songs

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    Real love songs

    We all know that rock/pop songs are very often about sex and lust. Even some so-called love songs are mainly about the physical attributes of and attraction to the one that is "loved". But what about real love songs? What about love songs in the deepest sense of the word? It seems that love is too often equated with physical attraction, which doesn't do full justice to the word. Are there any songs from any genre that to you express love in its deepest, most meaningful sense; the sense of caring and belonging, and of feeling loved and needed?

    I'll start things off with a song I heard recently on the radio by a group I normally don't listen to. This is my favorite song by Queen.

    "You're My Best Friend"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN_HVup9oOg

     

     
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    Oh Yoko- John Lennon.

    "Advertising is legalized lying."- H.G.Wells

     
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    All My Love - Led Zep

     
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    Eric Clapton - Layla

    Chicago - Colour my world

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swHjpyrV1e8

     
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    Bright Eyes - "First Day Of My Life"

    Bobby Caldwell - "What You Won't Do For Love"

    Both were prominently played our wedding (with the latter commemorating our first kiss on our first date).

    Add: 

    Pink Floyd - "Us And Them"  (not a traditional love song, I know, but it often feels like one to me)

    Rod Stewart - "You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" (I'm a sucker for this one every time...it even name-drops favorite soccer teams.)

     

     
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    My three favorites are:

    "Maybe I'm Amazed," Paul McCartney

    "Have I Told You Lately," Van Morrison

    "I'll Stand By You," The Pretenders

     

     

     
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    Layla (of course!)

    Something -- George H

    Ebb Tide and Unchained Melody -- R Bros. 

    Lady in Red -- Chris de Burgh

    You're My First, My Last....   B White

    I Walk the Line -- J Cash

    I Can't Help Falling In Love with You  -- The King

    I Do --  J G

    God Only Knows   B-Boys

     

    Later I 'll think of "new " songs.  Less than 30 years old ;-)

     

     
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    Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

     
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    "I Believe In You & Me" - The Four Tops

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LlvAjtmgZ4

     
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    Hmm..there are a few that come to my mind..but two that stand out:

     

    You're a Part of Me - Kim Carnes

    Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     
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    Another thread that could go on forever.   Not sure what a love song is -- sometimes it's just a song you heard, at a special time; timing is everything.  

    A few:

    "Your Song" - Elton John

    "Alone" - Heart

    "As" - Stevie Wonder (my fave SW song)

    "Show Me What I'm Looking For" - Carolina Liar

    "No One's Gonna Love You (like I do)" - Band of Horses

    "Love Song" - Tesla  (thanks to JE - love this one)

    "Wishing on a Star" - Rose Royce (thanks to MrMojo - ditto)  

    "Just as kindness knows no shame, know through all your joy and pain, that I'll be loving you always."

     
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    Looking In the Eyes of Love - Alison Krauss

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2kY5Qhg6KM

    Forever and Ever Amen - Randy Travis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-aPyU1o8iM

    Walk Through This World With Me - George Jones

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQaT9qL6iu0





    "Hold it fellows, that don't move me. Let's get real, real gone for a change."

    -Elvis Presley

     
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    "Wonderful Tonight" -- Eric Clapton

    "Let It Grow" -- Eric Clapton

    "High Enough" -- Damn Yankees

    "Still Loving You" -- Scorpions

     

     
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    Beautiful Boy - (Darling Boy) John Lennon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A56ZuKgPYg

    Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K311FKvGd98

    Georgia Rae - John Hiatt

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRMSUocTd7c

     





    "Hold it fellows, that don't move me. Let's get real, real gone for a change."

    -Elvis Presley

     
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    Because You Love Me - JoDee Messina

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as4_FjcyG60

    Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZp6pmgbZyU

     





    "Hold it fellows, that don't move me. Let's get real, real gone for a change."

    -Elvis Presley

     
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    I'm not sure why, but the first song I thought of when I saw this thread was Genesis' Follow You, Follow Me.

     

    Now you listen here! He's not the Messiah . . .   he's a very naughty boy!



     
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    To me, one of the most beautiful love songs ever is "Golden Brown".....but epically tragic because Hugh Cornwall (Stranglers) was singing about heroin:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVHVvbnmgjM

    Golden brown texture like sun

    Lays me down with my mind she runs

    Throughout the night

    No need to fight

    Never a frown with golden brown

     

    Every time just like the last

    On her ship tied to the mast

    To distant lands

    Takes both my hands

    Never a frown with golden brown

     

    Golden brown finer temptress

    Through the ages she's heading west

    From far away

    Stays for a day

    Never a frown with golden brown

     

    Never a frown with golden brown

    Never a frown with golden brown

    Never a frown with golden brown

    Never a frown with golden brown

     
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    "Alcohol" by Gang Green (this is a joke, btw)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1oHgM2ZNNI

    We're gonna die when the sun comes up

    we'll drink until we drop

    my blood is 100 proof

    we're gonna stumble, twist and crawl 

    99 bottles of beer on the wall

    I'd rather drink than flock

    No doubt about it I can't live with out it

    No doubt about it I can't live with out it alcohol, alcohol 

    It is my destiny

    You've got the beer we've got the time

    You've got the coke gimme a line

    No doubt about it I can't live with out it

    No doubt about it I can't live with out it alcohol, alcohol

    We're gonna die when the sun comes up

    We'll drink until we drop 

    I'd rather drink than flock

    You've got the beer we've got the time

    You've got the coke gimme a line

    No doubt about it I can't live without it

    No doubt about it I can't live without it alcohol

     

     

     
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    Ok, you asked for it.

    Said I Loved You...But I Lied - Michael Bolton

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpvzaYRS-qg





    "Hold it fellows, that don't move me. Let's get real, real gone for a change."

    -Elvis Presley

     
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    In response to p-mike's comment:

     


    I'm not sure why, but the first song I thought of when I saw this thread was Genesis' Follow You, Follow Me.

     

    Now you listen here! He's not the Messiah . . .   he's a very naughty boy!





    Genesis - "Hold On My Heart"

     
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    I Love Her, She Loves Me - NRBQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I3IX1a68Ss





    "Hold it fellows, that don't move me. Let's get real, real gone for a change."

    -Elvis Presley

     

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