One Night of Love
Karen Dalton Lyrics


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Please, let me sit down beside you.
I've got something to tell you, you should know. I just couldn't wait for not another day.
I love you, for more than words can ever say.
Honey living without you is so painful.
I was tempted to call it a day.
You've got me in your hand, why can't you understand.
I love you baby, for more than words can say.
I just can't sleep, when I lay down in my bed.
The thougths of you babe, just linger in my head.
Living without you is so painful. I was tempted to call it a day.
You've got me in your hand, why can't you understand.
I love you honey, for more than words can say.




I love you honey, for more than words can say.
Yes, I do.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Karen Dalton's song I Love You More Than Words Can Say express a deep and intense feeling of love that cannot be conveyed through words alone. The singer wants to sit down beside the person they love and confess their feelings, unable to wait for another day. Living without the beloved is described as painful and the singer was even tempted to give up. The repetition of the line "I love you for more than words can ever say" emphasizes the intensity of the emotions, which are too great to express verbally.


The second verse reveals the physical and psychological toll that loving someone so deeply can take. The singer can't sleep because thoughts of the beloved linger in their head, and living without them is unbearable. The repetition of the line "You've got me in your hand, why can't you understand" suggests that the singer is frustrated with the beloved's inability to see the depth of their love. Despite this frustration, the song ends with a reaffirmation of the love, with the singer declaring once again that they love the person more than words can say.


Overall, this song is a powerful expression of love that goes beyond words. It highlights the intensity of emotions that come with being in love, and the feeling of not being able to express everything that one feels. The rawness of the emotions conveyed in the song makes it an incredibly moving and powerful piece of music.


Line by Line Meaning

Please, let me sit down beside you.
I want to sit beside you so that I can express my feelings.


I've got something to tell you, you should know.
I have something important to tell you that you must know.


I just couldn't wait for not another day.
I cannot wait any longer to tell you how I feel.


I love you, for more than words can ever say.
I have an intense and deep love for you that cannot be expressed in words.


Honey living without you is so painful.
Not having you around is a painful experience for me.


I was tempted to call it a day.
I have considered ending things because it hurts too much.


You've got me in your hand, why can't you understand.
You have a hold on my heart and I don't understand why you don't see that.


I love you baby, for more than words can say.
I am deeply in love with you and words can't describe the depth of my feelings.


I just can't sleep, when I lay down in my bed.
Thoughts of you keep me awake at night.


The thougths of you babe, just linger in my head.
I can't stop thinking about you.


Living without you is so painful. I was tempted to call it a day.
Not having you in my life brings me great pain and I have considered giving up because of it.


I love you honey, for more than words can say.
My love for you is so strong that words can't do it justice.


I love you honey, for more than words can say.
My love for you is so strong that words can't do it justice.


Yes, I do.
I truly and sincerely love you.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BOOKER T. JONES, EDDIE FLOYD

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Comments from YouTube:

Joe Tate

I wrote this song back in 70' when I played with the Redlegs in Sausalito, CA. Karen visited me with her manager and asked to learn this song. We sat in the cabin of my tiny sailboat and went over the chords while her beautiful voice filled in the melody.

antoine pecquet

Marvelous job mate ! What was she like as a person ? We're all curious to know...

xg1027

Beautiful song, great job.

Lawrence White

Superb rendition. Great listening while driving on a good stretch of road.

ArtR0001

Such a beautiful soul.

John Harrington

Joe Tate.....Congratulations....a great song and I can only imagine what it must have been like to hear Karen sing it. You knew her? What was she like as a musician and person. I love her.

Roland Floch

J'aime bien cette voix gutturale, donne une profondeur...

steve akehurst

great voice cool tune

easyab

What a great tune, I know 3 chicks that sing like horny angels, surely one of them will like it and want to learn it. ha-ha

christian andersson

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