The Book of Love

Monday, April 26, 2010


I've been listening to Peter Gabriel lately. A lot. And there's a song of his which came to mind when I watched a lot of the videos on the Man's Guide to Love website. This is one of my favourite songs of all time, it's called "The Book of Love". This song was used in the film "Shall We Dance" - and it touched my heart so much because it's not a song about new, romantic love. It's not a song about attraction, or lust. It's a song about the journey. And the montage of images that play against this song in the film just speak volumes about a lifetime commitment and what it's like to still be in love with the person you chose to marry, years from the day you met.

How many of us can say that we're going to be able to share this same love with the same partner that we've loved for a lifetime? I truly hope that some day, that I will.



The Book of Love

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 
 


You ought to give me wedding rings

- Peter Gabriel

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