The Look Of Love
Dusty Springfield Lyrics


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The look of love
Is in your eyes
The look your heart
Can't disguise

The look of love
Is saying so much more than just words could ever say
And what my heart has heard, well, it takes my breath away

I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you
How long I have waited, waited just to love you
Now that I have found you

You've got the look of love
It's on your face
A look that time can't erase
Be mine, tonight
Let this be just the start of so many nights like this
Let's take a lovers vow and then seal it with a kiss

I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you
How long I have waited, waited just to love you
Now that I have found you

Don't ever go

I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you
How long I have waited, waited just to love you
Now that I have found you

Don't ever go, don't ever go





I love you so

Overall Meaning

The Look Of Love, by Dusty Springfield, is a timeless song about the power of love and how it can be conveyed through facial expressions alone. The song begins with the singer stating that she can see the look of love in the eyes of her significant other. This look is so powerful that it speaks more than any words could ever convey and it takes her breath away. She then goes on to express her longing to hold her lover, as well as her fear of losing them. She implores them not to go.


The lyrics of the song depict the overwhelming feeling of being in love and how it can take over a person completely. The singer describes the feeling of finally finding the person she has been waiting for and the joy of being able to hold them. The message is one of hope that the love between the two will endure and they will be able to build a life together.


Interestingly, the song was originally written for the James Bond film Casino Royale in 1967, but was not used in the final cut of the movie. The song was later released by Dusty Springfield as a standalone single and became a huge hit, reaching number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. A remix of the song was also used in the 1997 film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.


Line by Line Meaning

The look of love
The expression in your eyes that reveals your love is present and genuine


Is in your eyes
This love is evident in the way you look at me


The look your heart
The expression and emotion behind your 'look of love'


Can't disguise
It is impossible to hide this love from me


Is saying so much more than just words could ever say
This look of love communicates more deeply than any words or promises could convey


And what my heart has heard, well, it takes my breath away
This love fills me with intense emotion, taking my breath away when I think about it


You've got the look of love
Your expression shows me that you are in love with me


It's on your face
This look of love is visible on your face


A look that time can't erase
This intense expression of love cannot be erased by the passage of time


Be mine, tonight
I want you to be with me, tonight


Let this be just the start of so many nights like this
I hope that tonight is just the beginning of many more nights spent together like this


Let's take a lovers vow and then seal it with a kiss
Let's make a commitment to each other as lovers and seal it with a kiss


Don't ever go
Please don't ever leave me


I love you so
I feel intense love for you




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Burt Bacharach, Hal David

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@dahawk8574

I too have heard the other versions. But there is only one that I listen to.
And now, for those of us who can't get enough...

New extended version, 8min 14sec
using both the OST & B-side single versions together:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPiSktIaHs8

Perfect voice. And for the perfect look,
Grace Elizabeth is featured.



@mddell58

THIS SONG is so meaningful to so many people, in so many ways.
For me, I just turned 63 years old a few days ago.
Seems as if I only blinked my eyes two or maybe three times, & here I am.
Sadly, my arms are empty.
My first love passed away in January. That shattered my heart.
We never married, I moved to the west coast, & he told me a few years later, "If you loved me, WHY did you move away?" I never thought of that when I was was in school, etc. I assumed he went his way, then, I went my way.
He was dating many different girls, so, yeah, I assumed..... Both of our lives definitely went very different ways. Married to other people, having children, etc.
There's a handful of songs 🎵 that really eat away at my heartstrings. I really miss what was, as well as what could have been. 💔
NEVER assume anything about people or love.
Be certain to always do a complete 'inspection' of everything in your current situation, as well as any lingering thoughts about love & relationships.

Signed;
A very lonely southern Hoosier girl.
😪



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@josemata7890

It's now 2020. I'm 80 years old. Yet, this song is as fresh and meaningful as when I first heard it in 1967. It's part of my life, forever.

@josemata7890

@Peter Evans Ah, a literalist and realist you are, Peter... Let's rephrase. The song is a meaningful part of my life that will stay with me until my life is over. May you still remember Dusty Springfield if you get to be 80 years old Peter!

@glp6254

The same here! 🤗

@cristinajulietamartinezalb3163

Lovely what you say !!!

@donmethot2896

OMG- god bless your love of music Jose

@Clover5419

Absolutely!

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@josemata7890

It’s 2024 and if I can hang in there until July, I’ll get to be 84. I never get tired of listening to Dusty…

@janicetorrey8132

You’ll make it ❤

@tamara8908

I'm a young 62 and this song has been on my mind. I was thinking who was that young lady singing that song? Oh yeah Dusty. Here's to looking forward to celebrating your birthday in July!

@avioncamper

Mom will be 84 in May. You've got this. :) Hello from NC.

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