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V-Day Sing A Long

I'm working on a long ass Valentine's themed post that I hope will enlighten, amuse, offend, digust, charm and/or confuse all or most of you.

In the meantime, here's a Valentine's Day sing-a-long kind of thing. Just post some lyrics to your favorite love ballads. Extra points for hair metal power ballads (Ten bucks says the first thing Mikey thinks of is Extreme's More Than Words. Or maybe a Nelson song).

Living without you, living alone
This empty house seems so cold
Wanting to hold you, wanting you near
How much I wanted you home

But now that you've come back
Turned night into day
I need you to stay.

I know you're singing.

Comments

"Give me your secondary motion;
Something clear so I can understand.
Give me your secondary motion;
Give me a chance." --

MSG, 1981.

Warren

I know this must sound really bizarre, but one of my favorite love ballads is "I Want You Around" by the Ramones.

"You know if it comes true
I'll be so good to you
I'll never treat you cruel
As long as I've got you around

I want you around
I want you around"

I hear your name in certain circles
And it always makes me smile
I spend my time thinking about you
And it's almost driving me wild

And there's a heart that's breaking
Down this long distance line tonight --

I come to you with empty hands
I guess i just forgot again
I only got my love to send
On valentine's day

I ain't got a card to sign
Roses have been hard to find
I only hope that you'll be mine
On valentine's day
I know that i swore that i wouldn't forget
I wrote it all down: i lost it i guess
There's so much i want to say
But all the words just slip away

The way you love me every day
Is valentine's day

If i could i would deliver to you
Diamonds and gold; it's the least i can do
So if you'll take my iou
I could make it up to you
Until then i hope my heart will do
For valentine's day

Steve Earle, "Valentine's Day"

Let me know and I'll shoot you the mp3.

I want somebody who cares
For me passionately
With every thought and
With every breath
Someone who'll help me see things
In a different light
All the things I detest
I will almost like
I don't want to be tied
To anyone's strings
I'm carefully trying to steer clear of
Those things
But when I'm asleep
I want somebody
Who will put their arms around me
And kiss me tenderly
Though things like this
Make me sick
In a case like this
I'll get away with it

--Somebody, Depeche Mode

You shouldíve seen by the look in my eyes, baby
There was somethin missin
You shouldíve known by the tone of my voice, maybe
But you didnít listen
You played dead
But you never bled
Instead you lay still in the grass
All coiled up and hissin

And though I know all about those men
Still I donít remember
Cause it was us baby, way before then
And weíre still together
And I meant, every word I said
When I said that I love you I meant
That I love you forever

And Iím gonna keep on lovin you
Cause itís the only thing I wanna do
I donít wanna sleep
I just wanna keep on lovin you

--R.E.O. Speedwagon

consider this a trackback, 'cause your TB doesn't like me.

You want hair metal? You got hair metal!

I'm alone
Yeah, I don't know if I can face the night
I'm in tears and the cryin' that I do is for you
I want your love - Let's break the walls between us
Don't make it tough - I'll put away my pride
Enough's enough I've suffered and I've seen the light

Baby
You're my angel
Come and save me tonight
You're my angel
Come and make it all right

Sometimes I wonder
If I'd ever make it through
Through this world without having you
I just wouldn't have a clue
'Cause sometimes it seems
Like this world's closin' in on me
And there's no way of breakin' free
And then I see you reach for me

Sometimes I wanna give up
Wanna give in
I wanna quit the fight
And then I see you, baby
And everything's all right
Everything's all right, yeah

When I see you smile
I can face the world, oh
You know I can do anything
When I see you smile
I see a ray of light, oh
I see it shining right through the rain
When I see you smile
Baby, when I see you smile at me

some of you will wretch at this but...still...

Dreams last so long
Even after you're gone
I know you love me
And soon you will see
You were meant for me
And I was meant for you.

You were meant for me - Jewel

and a combo...referencing the Zep entry earlier and sorta twistedly apropos here...heheheh

I should have quit you, baby, such a long time ago.
I wouldn't be here with all my troubles, down on this killing floor.

Squeeze me baby, till the juice runs down my leg.
The way you squeeze my lemon, I'm gonna fall right out of bed.

oh...not THAT kind of love song? sorry...

...and one of my all-time faves:

Oh, I couldn't live a single day without you
Actually, on second thought, well, I suppose I could
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is honey, you're the greatest
Well, at any rate, I guess you're pretty good

Now, it seems to me I'm relatively lucky
I know I probably couldn't ask for too much more
I honestly can say you're an above-average lady
You're almost just what I've been looking for

You're sort of everything I've ever wanted
You're not perfect, but I love you anyhow
You're the woman that I've always dreamed of
Well, not really... but you're good enough for now

You're pretty close to what I've always hoped for
That's why my love for you is fairly strong
And I swear I'm never gonna leave you, darlin'
At least 'til something better comes along

Everybody!

'Cause you're sort of everything I've ever wanted
You're not perfect, but I love you anyhow
You're the woman that I've always dreamed of
Well, not really...but you're good enough for now
No, not really...but you're good enough for now

Journey egad. I heard a NPR piece on Journey about their star on the Walk of Fame and they played a bunch of Journey songs. Bad flashback to the 1970s. These are not my favorite love songs, but just some of the more egregious misuses of the Bard's Tongue by "metal" bands from my misspent youth.

You make your livin' lovin' hot
You spin me like a top
You take the evening one on one (On one)
You're only livin' to have fun

***
You look at me so funny
Love bite got you acting oh so strange
You got too many bees in your honey
Am I just another word in your page, yeah, yeah

***
She make a dead man come
Just got to get me some

***
When I was down
An angel came to me
And she touched me inside
That woman set me free
Turned on the light
So I could see
That there was fire inside
And I could feel the heat

and of course...
Cum on feel the noize
Girls rock your boys
We'll get wild, wild, wild,
Wild, wild, wild

And if you could make up
For every single time you lied
I'd probably whisper this
Hello, goodbye
And so it begins again
Harder each and every time
I start to reminisce
I never seem to ever find

Someone I can trust
Someone I believe
Someone who will never try
To bring me to my knees
Someday I will find again
Someone just like me
Someone who will take the time
In understanding me

And if I could make up
For every single tear you cried
I'd probably never miss
Your hand in mine
I never could understand
Mistakes I repeat again
I've been through this so many times
I never seem to ever find

Someone I can trust
Someone I believe
Someone who will never try
To bring me to my knees
Someday I will find again
Someone just like me
Someone who will take the time
In understanding me

And I've stopped searching
To take my time
And to really clear my head
And I believe it was meant to be
And I feel it's time to go

And if you could make up
For every single time you lied
I'd probably whisper this
I never seem to ever find

Someone I can trust
Someone I believe
Someone who will never try
To bring me to my knees
Someday I will find again
Someone just like me
Someone who will take the time
In understanding me

--Earshot, "Someone"

I hate to do it, but I'm going to have to whip out ...

Whenever Iím alone with you you make me feel
Like I am home again whenever Iím alone with
You you make me feel like I am whole again
Whenever Iím alone with you you make me feel
Like I am young again whenever Iím alone with
You you make me feel like I am fun again

However far away I will always love you however
Long I stay I will always love you whatever
Words I say I will always love you I will always
Love you

Whenever Iím alone with you you make me feel
Like I am free again whenever Iím alone with
You you make me feel like I am clean again

However far away I will always love you however
Long I stay I will always love you whatever
Words I say I will always love you I will always Love you

The Cure, Lovesong

Everyone asks
Are we some kind of lovers?
Everyone asks what you're doing with me
I know this is not what they want
They're afraid you've been blinded
But i already know how it's going to be

If anyone should ask
Say we're mated
For as long as this life lasts
We are mated
Why else would you be here right now
And you know we'll still be here tomorrow

Nobody else understands what i'm doing
Nobody else makes me act in this way
And because they can't comprehend
What we mean to each other
They won't leave you alone
So you know what to say

I hold you in my heart
'cause we're mated
In a very special part
We are mated
Why else would i be here right now
And you know i'll still be here tomorrow

I see things far ahead, maybe light
Maybe beautiful children
I don't have words i'm thinking of
But it's way beyond what they call love
"Mated" by the Runt

Keiran, anyone who loves a Weird Al love song is OK by me!

I consider this a ballad... kinda a sad ballad, but a hair metal band ballad! :)

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
The wind would whisper and
I'd think of you
And all the tears you cried, that called my name
And when you needed me I came through

I paint a picture of the days gone by
When love went blind and
you would make me see
I'd stare a lifetime into your eyes
So that I knew you were there for me
Time after time you were there for me

CHORUS:
Remember yesterday -
walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand -
I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and
every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you

We spend the summer with
the top rolled down
Wished ever after would be like this
You said I love you babe,
without a sound
I said I'd give my life
for just one kiss
I'd live for your smile and
die for your kiss

CHORUS

We've had our share of hard times
But that's the price we paid
And through it all we kept the promise that we made
I swear you'll never be lonely

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
Washed away a dream of you
But nothing else could ever
take you away
'Cause you'll always be my
dream come true
Oh my darling, I love you

I like the Skid Row song and here`s my contribution.

I was a loner crusin' with the wind
I wasn't lookin' when you pulled me in
I had to leave you like I always did
You knew damn well I'd come again
Now I'm falling where I've never been
My resistance is wearing thin
Somewhere in the distance
like a long lost friend
Whoa oh oh oh, yeah--
Lord, here I come again
Come again
Yeah
Been so long since I've seen you girl
Swear I've been around the world
Every room is an empty space
In the darkness I see your face
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa
When I finally get my hands on you
Tell you what I'm gonna do
Lay you down, strip you bare
Make love to you till the morning comes around
I wasn't lookin' when you pulled me in
Whoa oh oh oh
Yeah--
Lord, here I come again
Come again
Come again
I said Lord [yell]
[guitar solo]
I wasn't lookin' when you pulled me in
Whoa oh oh oh
Yeah--
Lord, here I come again
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa
[guitar solo]
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa
I wasn't lookin' when you pulled me in
Whoa oh oh oh
Yeah--
Lord, here I come again

( Damn Yankees )

Now That`s a love song