It’s not uncommon to have trouble expressing your feelings for the person you love in words. Sometimes, talking about poetry and song lyrics can be helpful, as many artists have a way with words that may not come naturally to us. The following romantic song lyrics may be perfect to sing or listen with your significant other. However, if you’re experiencing relationship challenges, love songs may not be enough. Online therapy can be a helpful tool for those who are interested in getting professional help with their romantic relationships.
Although this article discusses how to tell a girl you love her though song lyrics, please note that the tips below can be applied to people of any gender.
Lyrics From Love Songs For Your Partner
You may easily convey your love for someone using romantic song lyrics. The music industry is generally believed to have come up with plenty of love songs containing romantic song lyrics. Consider this popular lyric, for example:
"You are the best thing that's ever been mine." – Taylor Swift, "Mine"
Below is a list of more than 50 lyrics from different genres of music that can provide you with inspiration. They might just contain the sentiment you can't seem to put your finger on.
"And suddenly you're all I need, the reason why I smile." – Avril Lavigne, "Smile"
"It felt like summer when I kissed you in the rain." – Lady Gaga, "Is That Alright?"
"Look at the stars, look how they shine for you and everything you do, like they were all yellow." – Coldplay, "Yellow"
"I love you just the way you are." – Billy Joel, "Just the Way You Are"
"Cause, honey your soul could never grow old; it's evergreen and, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and memory." – Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
"After all this time I'm still into you." – Paramore, "Still Into You"
"Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, tomorrow I'll miss you, remember I'll always be true. And then while I'm away, I'll write home every day, and I'll send all my lovin' to you." – The Beatles, "All My Lovin'"
"You are my sunrise on the darkest day." –Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
"Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover. Something in the way she woos me." –The Beatles, "Something"
"When you say you love me, know I love you more." –Miley Cyrus, "Adore You"
"Cause all of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections." –John Legend, "All of Me"
"Two hearts and one home." –Harry Styles, "Sweet Creature"
"I may not have the softest touch. I may not say the words as such. And though I may not look like much…. I'm yours." –The Script, "I'm Yours"
"I'll be better when I'm older. I'll be the greatest fan of your life." –Edwin McCain, "I'll Be"
"Let's love like there's no goodbyes." –Dua Lipa, "No Goodbyes"
"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." –Kelly Clarkson, "Before Your Love"
"Don't wanna know another kiss. No other name falling off my lips." –Lady Gaga, "I'll Never Love Again"
"When you need some shelter from the rain, when you need a healer for your pain, I will be there time and time again." –Leona Lewis, "Here I Am"
"You're still the one I run to, the one that I belong to, you're still the one I want for life." –Shania Twain, "You're Still The One"
"I'm all strung out, my heart is fried. I just can't get you off my mind." –Kesha, "Your Love Is My Drug"
"Baby, you're all that I want when you're lying here in my arms, I'm finding it hard to believe we're in heaven." –Bryan Adams, "Heaven"
"I wanna live with you even when we're ghosts." –James Arthur, "Say You Won't Let Go"
"Maybe I don't know that much but I know this much is true, I was blessed because I was loved by you." –Celine Dion, "Because You Loved Me"
"My dreams running into your dreams. It's as if we wished on the same star." –Sabrina Carpenter, "On Purpose"
"Heaven is a place on earth with you." –Lana Del Rey, "Video Games"
"You drive me crazy, I just can't sleep. I'm so excited, I'm in too deep." –Britney Spears, "(You Drive Me) Crazy"
"Everyone comes with scars, but you can love them away." –Fifth Harmony, "No Way"
"Let me tell you a story about a girl and a boy. He fell in love with his best friend, when she's around he feels nothing but joy." –Justin Bieber, "Fall"
"I'm in love with you and all these little things." –One Direction, "Little Things"
"I love you like a love song baby, and I keep hitting repeat." –Selena Gomez, "Love You Like a Love Song"
"We can go anywhere we want. Drive down to the coast, jump in the sea, just take my hand and come with me." –Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid, "Eastside"
"Take a piece of my heart and make it all your own, so when we are apart, you'll never be alone." –Shawn Mendes, "Never Be Alone"
"You're stuck in my head and I can't get you out of it." –Selena Gomez, "Back To You"
"I hope you don't mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is while you're in the world." –Elton John, "Your Song"
"We've got that love, the crazy kind. I am his and he is mine, in the end it's him and I." –G-Eazy and Halsey, "Him & I"
"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." –Goo Goo Dolls, "Iris"
"And if you want to cry, I am here to dry your eyes and in no time, you'll be fine." –Sade, "By Your Side"
"I'm looking right at the other half of me." –Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
"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." –Mariah Carey, "My All"
"When I look at you, I see forgiveness, I see the truth. You love me for who I am, like the stars hold the moon. Right there where they belong…And I know I'm not alone." –Miley Cyrus, "When I Look at You"
"Your lipstick stain is a work of art, I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart." –5 Seconds of Summer, "She Looks So Perfect"
"Oh, you are in my blood like holy wine. You taste so bitter and so sweet, oh. I could drink a case of you darling." –Joni Mitchell, "A Case of You"
"Close your eyes, let me tell you all the reasons why I think you're one of a kind. Here's to you, the one that always pulls us through, always do what you gotta do. You're one of a kind. Thank God you're mine." –Michael Buble, "Close Your Eyes"
"Loving you was young, and wild, and free. Loving you was cool, and hot, and sweet, loving you was sunshine, safe and sound." –Camila Cabello, "Consequences”
"Love was when I loved you, one true time I hold to. In my life, we'll always go on." –Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On"
"I could make you happy, make your dreams come true. Nothing that I wouldn't do. Go to the ends of the earth for you to make you feel my love." –Bob Dylan, "Make You Feel My Love"
"Your heart is all I own. And in your eyes, you're holding mine." –Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"
"Now you're lifting me up, instead of holding me down, stealing my heart instead of stealing my crown." –Kacey Musgraves, "Butterflies"
"And when you're needing your space to do some navigating, I'll be here patiently waiting to see what you find." –Jason Mraz, "I Won't Give Up"
“I need you in my blood, I am forsaking all the rest.” –Melissa Etheridge, “Come to My Window”
"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." –Beyoncé, "Halo"
“Lonely days, lonely nights. Where would I be without my woman?” –Bee Gees, “Lonely Days”
“I close my eyes at night, wondering where would I be without you in my life.” –James Taylor, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”
“And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too, is when I’ll fall in love with you” –Nat King Cole, “When I Fall in Love”
“And I can tell by the way you walk that walk, And I can hear by the way you talk that talk… That I could give you all the loving in the whole wide world” –Etta James, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”
“When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change, cause you’re amazing, just the way you are” –Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”
“Lovin’ you whether, whether time are good or bad, happy or sad” –Al Green, “Let’s Stay Together”
“Take my hand, take my whole life too, for I can’t help falling in love with you” –Elvis Presley, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
“I’d walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight” –Vanessa Carlton, “A Thousand Miles”
“What do we do when the world stops turning? I already know all the lessons I’m learning. Either love me or hate me, please just give me something to feel alive.” –Chris Malinchak, “When the World Stops”
“Well I found a woman stronger than anyone I know.” –Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”
“Can we just feel this way together till the end of all time. Can I just spend my life with you?” –Eric Benét (feat. Tamia), “Spend My Life with You”
“But now you’re my whole life, now you’re my whole world, I just can’t believe the way I feel about you, girl” –Brad Paisley, “Then”
“I hope that someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” –John Lennon, “Imagine”
“Love like you mean it, show me how to feel it, dream of the lady, a lady like you.” –Moses Gunn, "Dreams I Hope Come True”
When Song Lyrics Aren’t Enough
If you’re having trouble in your relationship, song lyrics may seem to come up short. Some problems with a significant other may not be fixed with a ballad. In these cases, couples therapy may be the best course of action.
Talking about the intimate details of a relationship with a stranger can be intimidating, though, even when that person is a licensed therapist. If you’re hesitant to open up in an in-person, office-based setting, there may be other options. One viable alternative to consider could be online therapy.
This study generally recommended the use of online couples therapy and stated that it could be as effective as traditional in-office therapy. If your relationship needs professional guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out for the help you deserve.
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What to consider when writing a love song?
Love song lyrics should evoke strong emotions and a common connection. The best romantic song lyrics are those in which almost any person can recognize themselves or their own situation.
What is the purpose of love songs?
Love songs can have different purposes. In some cases, a songwriter is writing the song to a specific person. In others, they are trying to evoke a universal feeling. The mark of a good love song is that many people can hear the song, identify themselves, and either listen and vibe with it, or even discuss it with others as a way to get them to understand their feelings.
What questions can you ask about a song?
Almost an endless number of questions. Some may include:
- Is this song inspired by a specific story?
- What is this song meant to evoke?
- What is the cultural background of this song?
Why do all songs have to be about love?
They don’t. But love is such a universal feeling that there is bound to be a larger proportion of songs written about it than anything else.
Can you write a love song without being in love?
It’s possible. Many artists have the gift of writing like hopeless romantics, even when not in love or personally invested in love at the time. Being in love can certainly help when attempting to write a love song, but some people transcend the need and have a great understanding of others even if not feeling certain things themselves.
What is the best key to write a love song in?
This depends on the type of love song. Most pop songs are written in the key of C major because of its bright, innocent sound. A sad love song may be better written in C minor, as it offers a rather low and broken-hearted feel. C sharp major can be ideal for a love song that is passionate, yet desolate, perfect for the hopeless romantic looking for love in the wrong place.
How do love songs affect the brain?
When someone hears a love song that they enjoy, it can light up the same pleasure center in the brain that is triggered by other enjoyable things like sex, food, or drugs. The dopamine systems are targeted, which are involved in reinforcing habits and addictive behaviors.
What is the main purpose of a song?
To appeal to the emotions. There can be any number of secondary reasons, but typically an artist will create a song with the goal of reaching as many people as possible. Any artist or band, from the suave Frank Sinatra to the folksy Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, wants their audience to relate to what they sing.
What makes a song good to hear?
There are a number of factors that can make a song pleasurable. Musicality is an important one—are the harmonies, melody, and rhythm engaging and well-executed? What about the lyrics? Does the theme make sense and do the words evoke familiar feelings? And certain aspects can be personal, too. For example, for someone who feels like they are waiting, time can be a theme that appeals to them. Others may be moved by nature images, with metaphors about the sun burning, or the darkest night working on their feelings.
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