I love you, but let's talk about something else
April 28, 2011 10:11 AM Subscribe
Help me find songs about love or close friendship that contain lyrics about something other than the feeeeeelings
the couple has for each another.
posted by Gori Girl to media & arts (54 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
Now, I like The Cure's Lovesong or Chris Knox's Not Given Lightly as much as the next girl, but I'm looking for songs that tell something more about a relationship than just how much love there is there. The song could be a story of some sort, or just have concepts about the relationship other than "gosh, I love you lots".
An example of what I'm looking for would be The Idea of Growing Old by 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
Another example would be The Reasons by The Weakerthans, which is largely about feelings, but also contains lines like these:
I can barely play this thing,
But you never seem to mind,
And you tell me to fuck off
When I need somebody to.
Songs about close friends, a couple before they get together, or problems in the relationship are welcome, as are outsider views on the relationship. I'm focusing more on lyrics than the sound of the song, but good music is preferable to bad. I've looked through all of the 69 Love Songs, and most of the AskMefi questions tagged with 'song' - found a bunch of great stuff, but I'd like more!