Love Is...

As soon as I first heard the song “Love Is” (a duet by Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight) in 1993, I knew I had to have it. I bought it in 45 form (apparently they still made them back then). This song tries to capture just about everything the philosophers and poets say about love. “It [love] conquers all” is a quote from Virgil, I think. To me the word Love refers to all that is good in humankind. That’s why I chose a quote from this song for my signature. I strongly recommend this song. It has a beautiful piano solo in it too. What follows are its lyrics. Enjoy!

Love Is
f/Brian McKnight

(lyrics deleted)


I’d like to buy a vowel.

Love is…

A really crappy comic strip about naked 8-year-olds.

[sub]Sorry, after seeing the topic, I was all set for a comic-bashing party[/sub]

[Homer Simpson] I think you need a little thing called “Love Is” It’s a comic about two naked 8 year olds who are married.[/Homer Simpson]

Because of copyright restrictions, we cannot allow wholesale reproduction of song lyrics here on the board. If you have a link to them, that would be fine.

I’ve always liked the I Corinthians 13 take on love, as a literary piece. People of any or no faith can appreciate its sentiments.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Sorry, Eutychus! I didn’t realize this was considered a copyright restriction. I knew sometimes if you gave credit to the writers or performers (as I did), it was allowed. I always strive to follow the rules on this board, so I will be extra careful to not do something like this again.

As you said, if people want to view the lyrics to this song they can just use the direct link here.


P.S. But as you said, I can still keep the one sentence in my signature.

love is…

not being afraid to drink out of the same cup,
never having to say “shut the hell up.”

I love Wally Pleasant :smiley:

Love is a battlefield?

hell is for children

“I love rock and roll…”

…never having to say you’re sorry…
That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard.