Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs, and there's nothing wrong with that. Here, for Valentine's Day, are the most moving lines from 25 classics and the artists who made them famous.
"Maybe I'm amazed at the way you help me sing my song / Right me when I'm wrong / Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you"
—from "Maybe I'm Amazed" (1970)
"I said I love you and that's forever / And this I promise from my heart / I couldn't love you any better / I love you just the way you are"
—from "Just the Way You Are" (1977)
"Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine / You taste so bitter and so sweet / Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling / And I would still be on my feet"
—from "A Case of You" (1971)
"Because I'm still in love with you / I want to see you dance again / Because I'm still in love with you / On this harvest moon"
—from "Harvest Moon" (1992)
"I can hear her heartbeat for a thousand miles"
—from "Crazy Love" (1970)
"The first time ever I saw your face / I thought the sun rose in your eyes / And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave / To the dark and the endless skies, my love"
From "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" (1972)
"Some people never say the words I love you / It's not their style to be so bold / Some people never say those words I love you / But like a child they're longing to be told"
—from "Something so Right" (1973)
"I feel the earth move under my feet / I feel the sky tumbling down / I feel my heart start to trembling / Whenever you're around"
—from "I Feel the Earth Move" (1971)
"Love me tender, love me true / All my dreams fulfilled / For, my darling, I love you / and I always will."
—from "Love MeTender" (1956)
"Like a baby, stillborn, like a beast with his horn / I have torn everyone who reached out for me / But I swear by this song / And by all that I have done wrong / I will make it all up to thee"
—from "Bird on a Wire".(1969)
"I turned around and the water was closing all around / Like a glove, like the love that had finally, finally found me / Then I knew in the crystalline knowledge of you"
—from "Crystal" (1975)
"I feel like this is the beginning / Though I've loved you for a million years"
—from "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (1972)
"I wish you joy / And happiness / But above all of this / I wish you love / And I will always love you"
—from "I Will Always Love You" (1974)
"People carry roses / Make promises by the hours / My love she laughs like the flowers / Valentines can't buy her"
—from "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" (1965)
"If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you / When the mountains crumble to the sea / There will still be you and me"
—from "Thank You" (1969)
The Rolling Stones
"Wild horses / Couldn't drag me away / Wild, wild horses / We'll ride them someday"
—from "Wild Horses" (1971)
"You stopped and smiled at me / Asked me if I'd care to dance / I fell into your open arms / I didn't stand a chance"
—from "I Only Want to Be With You" (1964)
"We swore we'd travel, darlin', side by side / We'd help each other stay in stride / But each lover's steps fall so differently / But I'll wait for you / And if I should fall behind / Wait for me"
—from "If I Should Fall Behind" )1992_
"No one else can make me feel / The colors that you bring / Stay with me while we grow old / And we will live each day in springtime"
—from "Lovin'You" (1974)
The Beach Boys
"I may not always love you / But long as there are stars above you / You never need to doubt it / I'll make you so sure about it / God only knows what I'd be without you"
—from "God Only Knows" (1966)
"Everything I want the world to be / Is now comin' true, especially for me / And the reason is clear, it's because you are here / You're the nearest thing to Heaven that I've seen"
—from "Top of the World" (1972)
The Foo Fighters
"The only thing I'll ever ask of you / You've got to promise not to stop when I say when"
"At last / My love has come along / My lonely days are over / And life is like a song"
—from "At Last" (1960)
"So don't bother me, man, I ain't got no time / I'm on my way to see that girl of mine / 'Cause nothing matters in this whole wide world / When you're in love with a Jersey girl"
—from "Jersey Girl" (1980)
"Love doesn't come in a minute / Sometimes it doesn't come at all / I only know that when I'm in it / It isn't silly, no, it isn't silly, love isn't silly at all"
—from "Silly Love Songs" (1976)
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