29 Beautiful Lyrics About Love

Have you ever tried to write a love song? Maybe you delivered one to your inamorato this morning. I doubt it. It’s not easy to pen lyrics about romance without coming across a complete twonk. Luckily for you, it’s not too late to buy a card from the petrol station and whack in one of the quotes below. We asked our Twitter followers and staffers in the NME office to suggest the most beautiful lyrics about love ever written. No, R Kelly’s ‘The Zoo’ (“I’m your sexasaurus, baby”) did not make the cut. After a scan at the hundreds of ‘love lyrics’ we’ve already received, Alex Turner’s come out as the chief scribe of romance. Comment below or tweet us your choices @NME followed by #lovelyric.

    1.    The White Stripes, ‘Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground’

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Suggested by: @Kelsey_Baldwin. Photo: PA

    1.    Arctic Monkeys, ‘Suck It And See’

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Suggested by: @lornathewizard. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    1.    Chris Isaak, ‘Wicked Game’
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Suggested by: @Vanadia2. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    1.    Elbow, ‘Mirrorball’

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‏Suggested by: @adamkeyworth. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

    1.    The Beatles, ‘Something’

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Suggested by: @benjaminhaslem. Photo: PA

    1.    Big Star, ‘My Life Is Right’

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Suggested by: Alan Woodhouse. Photo: Retna

    1.    The Maccabees, ‘About Your Dress’

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Suggested by: @NathanFlaherty. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    1.    The Cure, ‘Plainsong’

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Suggested by: Bobby Dew. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    1.    Depeche Mode, ‘Here Is The House’
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Suggested by: @Vanadia2. Songwriter: Dave Grohl. Photo: Danny North/NME

    1.    Bob Dylan, ‘To Make You Feel My Love’

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Suggested: @whenisaywhen. Photo: Retna

    1.    Joanna Newsom, ‘Good Intentions Paving Company’

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Suggested by: Ed Harkness. Songwriter: Ian Curtis. Photo: PA

    1.    Harry Nilsson, ‘Without Her’

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Suggested by: @Vanadia2.Songwriter: Trent Reznor. Photo: PA

    1.    The Smiths, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

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Suggested by: @City_Of_Bugs. Photo: PA

    1.    Van Morrison, ‘Astral Weeks’

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Suggested by: Jon Swaine. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    1.    John Butler Trio, ‘Fool For You’

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Suggested by: @robjohnsonmusic. Photo: PA

    1.    Radiohead, ‘True Love Waits’

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Or is it “be in peace”? Suggested by: @Shodood. Photo: Jo McCaughey/NME

    1.    Belle & Sebastian, ‘Piazza, New York Catcher’

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Suggested by: @itsahmimsx. Photo: PA

    1.    Etta James, ‘At Last’

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Suggested by: @George95Jones. Songwriter: Mack Gordon, Harry Warren. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

    1.    Paul Simon, ‘Graceland’

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Suggested by: Luke Lewis. Photo: PA

    1.    Pixies, ‘The Sad Punk’

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Suggested by: @onionrick. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    1.    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ‘Straight To You’

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Suggested by: Jenny Stevens. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    1.    Beautiful South, ‘Song For Whoever’

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Suggested by: @amywootten. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    1.    Blur, ‘Tender’

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Suggested by: ‏@mr_patrickgw. Photo: PA

    1.    REM, ‘At My Most Beautiful’

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Suggested by: Alan Woodhouse. Photo: PA

    1.    Fiona Apple, ‘I Know’

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Suggested by: Moreeshar Pastrokownskroozles. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    1.    El-P, ‘Habeas Corpses’

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Suggested by: James Clohessy. Photo: Getty Images

    1.    Glen Campbell, ‘Wichita Lineman’

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Songwriter: Jimmy Webb. Suggested by: @CorrespondingH and Lucy Jones. Photo: Getty

    1.    Joni Mitchell, ‘My Old Man’

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Suggested by: Fidelia Marmot. Songwriters: Hayden Thorpe. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

    1.    Stephen Merritt, ‘As You Turn To Go’


Suggested by: Shane Richmond. Songwriter: Stephin Merritt.

 

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