Everlasting Love
David Ruffin Lyrics


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Hearts go astray, leaving hurt when they go.
I went away just when you needed me so.
Filled with regret I come back beggin' you,
Forgive, forget. Where's the love we once knew?
Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
With my everlasting love.
Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
You'll never be denied everlasting love.
From the very start, open up your heart,
Be a lasting part of everlasting love.
Real love will last forever.

Ooh, ooh.
Where life's river flows, no one really knows
'til someone's there to show the way to lasting love.
Like the sun that shines, endlessly it shine,
You always will be mine. It's everlasting love.
When other loves are gone, ours will still be strong,
We have our very own everlasting love.
Real love will last forever.
You give me, you give me, you give me everlasting love

Ooh.
Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
With my everlasting love.
Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
You'll never be denied everlasting love.
From the very start, open up your heart,
Be a lasting part of everlasting love.
Real love will last forever.

Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
With my everlasting love.
Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
You'll never be denied everlasting love.

Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
With my everlasting love.
Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
You'll never be denied everlasting love.

Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
With my everlasting love.




Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
You'll never be denied everlasting love.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of David Ruffin’s “Everlasting Love” are filled with the hope of reconciliation between two lovers. The song talks about a lover who left and realizes that they have made a mistake. They come back to the one they love, filled with regret and hoping for forgiveness. The lyrics convey deep emotions of love, regret, and hope for everlasting love. The singer asks his lover to open their eyes to see him standing before them, wanting to be together forever. The song continues to talk about how true love lasts forever and will stand the test of time.


The chorus repeats the phrase “everlasting love” several times, driving home the point of the song. The lyrics describe the love between the two as the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. It’s not just a fleeting feeling or emotion, but something that endures. The song is a plea to be given another chance to make things right and to be united in love forever.


In conclusion, the lyrics of David Ruffin’s “Everlasting Love” are a heartfelt appeal to a lover to forgive and to give love another chance. The song’s message is simple and clear - true love is eternal and will last forever.


Line by Line Meaning

Hearts go astray, leaving hurt when they go.
When people lose their way, it can hurt others who are left behind.


I went away just when you needed me so.
I left you when you needed me the most.


Filled with regret I come back beggin' you,
I regret leaving and I'm begging for another chance.


Forgive, forget. Where's the love we once knew?
Let's forgive and forget the past, and try to find the love we had before.


Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand With my everlasting love.
Take a closer look and you'll see that I've always been here for you, with a love that will never fade.


Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride. You'll never be denied everlasting love.
I need you in my life and I want to marry you. I promise to love you forever and never deny you my love.


From the very start, open up your heart, Be a lasting part of everlasting love.
Let's start fresh and open our hearts to each other. Let's be a part of a love that will never end.


Where life's river flows, no one really knows til someone's there to show the way to lasting love.
We don't know where life will take us, but we can find a path to a love that will endure with someone who guides us.


Like the sun that shines, endlessly it shine, You always will be mine. It's everlasting love.
Our love is like the sun, it will shine endlessly and never fade. You will always be mine, and our love will last forever.


When other loves are gone, ours will still be strong, We have our very own everlasting love.
Over time, other loves may fail, but our love will always remain strong because it is unique and everlasting.


You give me, you give me, you give me everlasting love
Your love is everlasting and gives me the strength to keep going even in difficult times.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Mac Gayden, Buzz Cason

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Comments from YouTube:

Richard Scott

The best ...of all the Ruffin Songs...He sings with Power and Authority...This is Ruthless Begging and Pleading song to a Woman...who has rejected him in someway..This is a Mans Song...It is very very very very powerful from beginning to the The Background Vocals and The Band and Producers Are at Their Very Very Best

Al Wolpert

One of the MOST Motown-ish tunes ever to NOT come out of the Motown machine, so how could a master like David NOT have covered it with his own magnificent personal spin?

westyft60

I wish there was a live video of David singing this song.

Mary Robinson

WOW I Love His Voice he could sing anything, anytime, anywhere!!! Miss You David Ruffin, R.I.P.

D-unfadeable Mc 1972

He can literally sing anything and make it sound great!!!!!!

sdovas

Absolute Ruffin distinctiveness. Takes a great song and makes it very much his own. Rasp on into infinity, David.

Norma J.

Love this version, thanks for sharing.

Mauro Barbosa

Magnífico. Very good!

Oldchestnut

What a great version

1970sthrowback

Id have to say David Ruffin is my favourite singer, one of the absolute very best but i think Love Affairs version is better

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