In my investigation of love songs I discovered something. You might find some ‘Huh?” moments in the lyrics. For example I’ve Got a Crush on You has these words:
It’s not that you’re attractive
But, oh, my heart grew active
When you came into view
How did that get in there? If you were wooing a girl do you think you would tell her she’s not attractive? Not if you’ve got any sense.
It’s amazing how often these offhand comments show up in popular love songs. Or course the biggest offender is My Funny Valentine which contains these words:
Your looks are laughable
I can’t imagine she would hear anything else you have to say from there on. If she stuck around to hear more she would get:
Is your figure less than greek
Is your mouth a little weak
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?
So okay you’re saying she’s ugly and dumb but you love her anyway. Let me know how that works out for you.
I’m beginning to see why there are all these sad songs about lost love.