Love Songs

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.


About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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One Response to Love Songs

  1. Makes me want to go through all those old “love” songs…just to check…just to see. I’m now starting to wonder also about all of those wonderfully melodic love songs in foreign languages. Wish I knew Spanish and French better. What, exactly, are they saying? Hmm…

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