Monday, October 17, 2005

The Constitution of Love

Don't expect too much brilliance (if ever such a thing had been expected here prior to this post) over the course of the next couple of weeks as I spend almost 20 hours each weekend on my feet teaching a mini/intensive humanities course out in the suburbs. I love teaching. And this class has taught me what I hate most about the courses in which I'm currently a student: lack of diversity. This course I teach has 25 student--all from completely different backgrounds/countries/religions; the courses I take are filled with self-righteous Catholics who I fear would take me out on the edge of campus and stone me should they every fathom the depths of my wickedness. Que sera sera....

Nevertheless, it's time to choose the best love song ever. I won't accept wimpy, pedestrian love songs. Feel free to either vote from the choices listed below, or submit your own tune with some sample lyrics that deserve a second listen. There's only 1 rule: the song must contain the word "love" in the title.

The Best Love Song Ever:
  • Led Zeppelin's "All My Love" - "Yours is the cloth, mine is the hand that sews time / His is the force that lies within / Ours is the fire, all the warmth we can find / He is a feather in the wind"
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "The Power of Love" - "I'll protect you from the Hooded Claw / Keep the vampires from your door / When the chips are down I'll be around / With my undying, death-defying
    Love for you"
  • Olivia Newton-John's "I Love You" - "If we both were born / In another place and time / This moment might be ending in a kiss / But there you are with yours / And here I am with mine / So I guess we'll just be leaving it at this"
  • The Cure's "Lovesong" - "Whenever I'm alone with you / You make me feel like I am free again / Whenever I'm 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"


  1. Cream/Eric Clapton
    "Sunshine of Your Love"

    Ella Fitzgerald
    "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"

  2. My vote: The Cure's "Lovesong," and you know why.

  3. this is not a love song:: public image ltd.
    bizarre love triangle:: new order & frente
    love me tonight:: tom jones
    the look of love
    we love you:: o.m.d.
    will you love me tomorrow?:: carole king
    lint of love:: cibo matto
    i need love:: sam philips
    damn i wish i was your lover:: sophie b. hawkins
    can’t help falling in love:: ub40
    love to hate you:: erasure
    trapped by love:: manu chao
    my baby love love loves me:: jonathon richmond
    love will tear us apart:: joy division
    falling in love again:: marlene dietrich
    lay all you love on me:: abba & erasure
    it’s true that we love one another: white stripes

    can you tell i’m unemployed with time on my hands?