Solid Sterling Music
Love Gives Only To Receive
 
Lyrics
VERSE
You reply that you love me, too, but I'm not certain you do
I need to be sure, secure, that love will endure
So you need to say it like you mean it if you truly love me
Because it's true that love is not free

CHORUS
(That) Love gives only to receive love in return
A love that's only make believe could never learn
That when I give my love to you, I need you to love me back
Love must be more than an act because love gives only to receive

VERSE
Let love live or let it die; I don't need any beautiful lies
A one-sided love could never last; no future, no past
Love is precious to me, never free; what else could it be?
Just open your eyes so you can see

Repeat CHORUS

BRIDGE
Of course, I hope I'm very wrong
Nothing would please me more than believing our love is strong

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
Yes, love gives only to receive

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
Description
Short Song Description:
When one gives love, one expects love back.
Long Song Description:
When one gives love, one expects love back. If love cannot be given back, then there is no love. Love, in this view, presupposes mutuality.
Story Behind the Song:
My sister gave me a book several years ago about the life of Mozart. In one passage in the book, he describes his view that love, when given, presumes love in return -- a desired quid pro quo. I appreciated this hook from the distant past.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:53
Primary Genre: Jazz-Smooth Jazz
Secondary Genre: Jazz-Lounge
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Philosophy
Similar Artist 1: Michael Buble
Similar Artist 2: Harry Connick Jr.
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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