The Book of Love

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Heard this song today.. I just want to listen to this on repeat all day long and cry.. Love.. Man it is so complicated and painful and so so necessary. I just wish everyone could feel this way. I wish everyone could feel loved and be the reason someone is loved. Life is just more painful then some of us can handle. We just need someone to save us from it. Someone to make the pain more bearable. Maybe even if we’re lucky enough, someone that actually makes the pain go away. Love can be magic. If you can love right and true and get that love back. Just read these words. And feel them.. There’s power in words like this.


The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

The book of love is long and boring – No one can lift the damn thing
It’s full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing
But I – I love it when you read to me – And you – You can read me anything
The book of love has music in it – In fact that’s where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental – Some of it is just really dumb
But I – I love it when you sing to me – And you – You can sing me anything
The book of love is long and boring – And written very long ago
It’s full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes – And things we’re all too young to know
But I – I love it when you give me things – And you – You ought to give me wedding rings


Believe in love. Yes it has let you down so many times. It has maimed you, it has scarred you. But it has also saved you and changed you and made you feel things you didn’t think you’d ever feel. Not everyone’s love is pure so be careful. But let love in. Yes it’ll kill you a few more times before you find the right love. But it’s coming. Believe in it. The magic of love. When it’s true, when it’s healthy and pure. It changes everything. I can change everything. Suddenly the darkest moments are less dark. The loneliest days are less lonely. I don’t care who you wanna love. Just love well. Love with honesty and silliness and integrity.

The more we can learn to love better the more there will be people out there you can actually love properly. Don’t think of it as finding someone to love you, think of it as finding someone you can love. Think of changing someone else’s life, not just your own. Just make sure they can love you back with the love you deserve. You deserve healthy love, love that doesn’t hurt so much. Just hold on to that. Not just love, but true, pure love. Love you think doesn’t exist. Look for that love. Give that love. Then people might see it actually does exist.

– Emily Grace | eroxursox

2 Responses to “The Book of Love

  • Mr. Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Great song !

  • Wow!! I love that song too. It makes me cry and laugh and sing. True true and true. I also think the purest and most honest and the forever kind only comes from Jesus Christ. With him. I believe we can get the human type of love too. Love you honey!!

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