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Diana Ross Lyrics


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The love bug done bit me
Didn't mean for him to get me
Woo, get up in the morning
And I'm filled with desire
No, no, I can't stop the fire
Love is real live wire
Oh, it's a burning sensation
Far beyond imagination

Love is like an itching in my heart, tearing it all apart
Just an itching in my heart
And, baby, I can't scratch it

Keeps me sighing, oh
Keeps me yearning
No mama can't help me
No daddy can't help me
I've been bitten by the love bug
And I need some information
To help me out of this situation
Now, when you're ill you take a pill
When you're thirsty, drink your fill
What you gonna do, oh yeah
When love gets a hold, a hold on you
Love is like an itching in my heart
And, baby, I can't scratch it

Love is a nagging irritation
Causing my heart complication
Love is a growing infection
And I don't know the correction
Got me rocking and a-reeling
And I can't shake the feeling

Love is like an itching in my heart, tearing it all apart
Just an itching in my heart
Baby, I can't scratch it

Keeps me sighing, oo
Keeps me yearning
Keeps me burning
Keeps me tossing
Keeps me turning
Keeps me yearning
I've been bitten by the love bug
And I need some information
To help me out of this situation
Love is a nagging irritation




Causing my heart complication
I've been bitten by the love bug

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" describe the intense feeling of being in love as both captivating and worrisome. The first lines of the song suggest that the singer didn't intend to fall in love, but she was bitten by the "love bug," and now she can't help but feel desire.


As the song progresses, the singer compares her love to an itching in her heart that tears her apart, and she can't scratch it. This analogy implies that being in love is something that is difficult to ignore and requires constant attention. She also compares her love to a nagging irritation that causes heart complications, indicating that love can be both wonderful and troublesome.


Throughout the song, the singer is in awe of the intensity of her emotions and seeks help to cure the affliction that is love. She yearns for a cure, but it seems that there is none to offer. The repetition of the phrase "keeps me" implies that being in love consumes all thoughts and actions. Overall, the song describes the overwhelming nature of love and the helplessness it can cause.


Line by Line Meaning

The love bug done bit me
I have fallen in love


Didn't mean for him to get me
I didn't intend to fall in love


Woo, get up in the morning
I wake up every morning


And I'm filled with desire
I am full of love and longing


No, no, I can't stop the fire
I can't control my love


Love is real live wire
Love is intense and exciting


Oh, it's a burning sensation
Love is a passionate feeling


Far beyond imagination
Love is beyond what I could have ever imagined


Love is like an itching in my heart, tearing it all apart
Love is a strong feeling that is both pleasurable and painful


Just an itching in my heart
I can't ignore how much I love someone


And, baby, I can't scratch it
I can't get rid of this feeling


Keeps me sighing, oh
I am constantly sighing with longing


Keeps me yearning
I am constantly desiring more love


No mama can't help me
My mother can't assist me with this


No daddy can't help me
My father can't assist me with this


I've been bitten by the love bug
I have fallen in love


And I need some information
I need advice on how to handle this feeling


To help me out of this situation
To assist me in dealing with my love


Now, when you're ill you take a pill
When you are sick, you take medicine


When you're thirsty, drink your fill
When you are thirsty, you drink enough liquid until you feel content


What you gonna do, oh yeah
What will I do now?


When love gets a hold, a hold on you
When you are completely in love


Love is a nagging irritation
Love can be frustrating


Causing my heart complication
Love is creating problems for my heart


Love is a growing infection
Love is overwhelming and consuming


And I don't know the correction
I don't know how to fix this situation


Got me rocking and a-reeling
Love has my emotions in a state of flux


And I can't shake the feeling
I can't ignore or shake off these emotions


Keeps me burning
I am constantly feeling the flames of love


Keeps me tossing
I am constantly feeling anxious and restless


Keeps me turning
I am constantly thinking about my love




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Jr. Holland

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Comments from YouTube:

Mary Higgins

Diana did a amazing job with this song..✨✨❤️‍🩹✨✨

Ricardo Martinez

i love this song very powerful lyrics. .

hdj8501

Awesome! Only The Diva, Miss Ross can look and sound so good while feeling so sad!

Spirit Angelfish

Marilyn McCoo was actually I believe the very first to record it - on RCA , ironically. :o) Always been one of my favorite DR ballads. This album should have resulted in a major US comeback as it did in the UK and Japan.

StirfryDallasGuy

wow didn't know Diana Ross recorded this song. This was from my favorite Barbra Streisand Album Emotions

theoriginaldianarossfansite

I love this clip verry much,the lyrics are so real for me...thankx for posting, Denise

Borja Valiente

I prefer Robbie Buchanan's original demo song. But sounds really good!

Dtrn254

My baby Diana ❤️ .... 💋💖

Spirit Angelfish

@SmoothCinnamonX She is giving us full diva here. She has always given me a Tina Turner vibe in parts of this video; also giving us a bit of Michael Jackson during the interlude when she's got the short hair and tied-in-the-front white shirt.

Dtrn254

Love Diana

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