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Love and Death
Ebo Taylor Lyrics


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Brothers and sisters
Lend me your ears
Listen to my story
Of love and death
I felt deep in love
With ___
A girl of my dreams
You see what I mean
On our wedding day
She gave me a kiss
With tears in her eyes
It was the kiss of death
Love and death
Walk hand in hand
The way that I play
Is just the same
Love and death
They walk hand in hand
The way that I play
Is just the same
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Overall Meaning

In Ebo Taylor's song Love and Death, the singer tells us about his experience with the intertwined concepts of love and death. He begins by addressing the audience as "brothers and sisters," asking for their attention as he shares his story. He describes falling deeply in love with a woman who he sees as the "girl of his dreams," but their love ultimately leads to tragedy. On the day of their wedding, she gives him a kiss with tears in her eyes, which he describes as the "kiss of death."


The chorus repeats the idea that love and death walk hand in hand, and the way that the singer plays (presumably music) is just the same. This suggests that the singer sees a connection between his art and his personal experiences, and that he channels his emotions and experiences into his music. The use of the phrase "love and death" as a refrain creates a sense of inevitability, implying that these two concepts are inseparable and that all love stories must eventually end in death.


Overall, the lyrics of Love and Death explore the idea of the redemptive power of love in the face of tragedy and death. The singer's love for the woman he describes is all-consuming, and even though their story ends tragically, he suggests that the connection they shared was still meaningful and powerful.


Line by Line Meaning

Brothers and sisters
Addressing a group of people as siblings


Lend me your ears
Asking for attention and listeners


Listen to my story
Asking for attention to hear a narrative


Of love and death
This story is about the themes of love and death


I felt deep in love
Experiencing strong romantic emotions


With ___
Referring to a person or object that caused the singer to feel love; the specific subject is unknown


A girl of my dreams
Describing the ideal person who the singer fell in love with


You see what I mean
Asking the audience if they understand the artist's perspective


On our wedding day
Referring to a specific time in the past when the artist was married


She gave me a kiss
Describing a physical act of affection


With tears in her eyes
Describing the emotions of the woman who kissed the singer


It was the kiss of death
Interpreting the kiss as a symbol of bad luck or a foreboding omen


Love and death
Repeating the two themes of the story; suggesting they are interconnected


Walk hand in hand
Metaphorically describing how the themes of love and death are always interconnected and coexist


The way that I play
Referring to the singer's musical style, which incorporates themes of love and death


Is just the same
Suggesting that the artist's approach to music mirrors their outlook on life and experiences with the themes of love and death




Writer(s): Jan Weissenfeldt, Ebo Taylor, Ekow Savage, Ben Abarbanel Wolff

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Ayden

One of my favorites of all time -- wondering where the non-english part of the song is?

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