A Love Like Yours
Ike & Tina Turner Lyrics


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I broke your heart
And I made you blue
Instead of hurting back
You said "I love you"
And every day you won my heart
And my love for you shall never part

You have such an understanding way
And I appreciate you, believe what I say
'Cause a love like yours don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
Knock, knocking everyday
'Cause a love like yours don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
Knock, knocking everyday

It's the little things you do
That mean so much
So very, very much
(Consideration), I never knew
That is, until I met you

Believe me, baby
You made my life complete
And I know I'm gonna love, with all of my might
You can believe me, I'm gonna hold on tight
'Cause a love like yours don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
Knock, knocking everyday

No, a love like yours don't come knock, knock, knocking everyday
No darling not everyday

I said a love like yours don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
Knock, knocking everyday
You know a love like yours, don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
Knock, knocking everyday




You know a love like yours, don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
Knock, knocking everyday

Overall Meaning

The song "A Love Like Yours" by Ike & Tina Turner is an ode to a great love that endures despite hardships. In the first verse, Tina admits to breaking her lover's heart and making him blue. However, instead of seeking revenge or hurting her in return, he chooses to forgive her and express his love for her. This act of forgiveness and perseverance in love is what Tina appreciates about her partner, and she promises her love and loyalty to him forever.


In the second verse, Tina notes that it's the little things her partner does that mean so much to her. These small gestures of love and consideration were foreign to her before she met him, but now she recognizes their significance in building a strong and lasting relationship. Tina confirms that her partner has completed her life and that she will always love him and hold on tight. The chorus reinforces the idea that a love like theirs is rare and precious and should be cherished because it doesn't come knocking every day.


Overall, the song celebrates a love that endures through hardships, forgives quickly, and values the small gestures that make big differences in a relationship. It also acknowledges that a love like theirs is not easily found and should be appreciated and protected.


Line by Line Meaning

I broke your heart
I hurt you deeply


And I made you blue
And I caused you to be sad


Instead of hurting back
Instead of seeking revenge or hurting me in return


You said "I love you"
You chose to respond with love and forgiveness


And every day you won my heart
Each day you gained more of my love and affection


And my love for you shall never part
And I will always love you


You have such an understanding way
You possess a compassionate and empathetic nature


And I appreciate you, believe what I say
And I am truly grateful for you and what you have done for me


'Cause a love like yours don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
Because a love as genuine as yours is rare and hard to find


Knock, knocking everyday
It doesn't happen every day


It's the little things you do
It's the small actions and gestures you make


That mean so much
That have a significant impact


So very, very much
So much more than you realize


(Consideration), I never knew
The level of thoughtfulness you possess is something I've never experienced


That is, until I met you
But then I met you and realized what true consideration looked like


Believe me, baby
Trust me when I say


You made my life complete
You brought such joy and fulfillment to my life


And I know I'm gonna love, with all of my might
And I know I will always love you with all my heart and soul


You can believe me, I'm gonna hold on tight
You can trust that I will always cherish and hold onto our love


No, a love like yours don't come knock, knock, knocking everyday
No, a love like yours is hard to find and doesn't happen every day


No darling not everyday
No, my love, not every day


You know a love like yours, don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
You know a love as pure and true as yours is rare


You know a love like yours, don't come knock, knock, knock, knocking
You know a love like yours is something special and unique


Knock, knocking everyday
It doesn't happen often




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JR., BRIAN HOLLAND, EDWARD HOLLAND, EDWARD, JR. HOLLAND, LAMONT DOZIER, LAMONT HERBERT DOZIER

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Comments from YouTube:

@davidclifton1390

Tina's voice is sensational in this great love song but unfortunately most people have forgotten this great 1966 tune. Music at its finest

@fritzh.8553

I have no idea why this song seems to be forgotten. Such a nice melody and sung by Tina in a such emotional and passionate way.
Very great song

@PippiGallagher

We lost Tina today. I came on here to play this song. Brilliant and underrated. Vale Tina 💔

@charlesfortescue8631

This is my favourite Tina Turner track (Ike was there too) but it's Tina that really excels. The intro is spine-tingling - but my only issue is that Phil Spector over-did the "wall of sound" in places, which drowned out some of Tina's best vocals ever.

@charlesfortescue8631

When I wrote this 9 months ago, I had no idea, we would be mourning the death of this amazing woman, who has died at the age of 83. Rest in peace you amazing woman, and incredible talent - you will be very long remembered.

@MarigracaVJ

Tina Turner e uma verdadeira rainha das canções!👏👏👏👏

@RickRox75

Excellent vocals from Tina Turner. Produced by Phil Spector, this original version was released in October 1966 made it to only No.16 in the charts on 24 November 1966. It was the follow up to River Deep Mountain High.

@barrymouatt3306

Love the wall sound which Phil Spector called it great sound and great times and music

@chygwelanmeneth

One of the best ever produced at Gold Star Studios.

@ryancrockford-musicuk1013

One of those end of the night songs. Whole lotta soul mixed with the Spector genius. What a track

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