Any Love
Luther Vandross Lyrics


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I speak to myself sometimes
And I say, "Oh my, in a lot of ways you're a lucky guy
And, oh, now all you need is a chance to try any love"

In my heart there's a need to shout
Dyin', screamin', cryin' let me out, hey
Are all those feelings that want to touch any love?
What a world for the lonely kind
Sometimes I feel I'm gonna lose my mind (my mind)
Can anybody tell me just where to find any love, any love?

And oh, everyone needs a love no doubt
Any love, any love
And oh, everybody feels alone without
Any love, any love
And I know there's a love waiting to
To enter my life, enter my life

Every day as I live
I try to think positive
And I pray for someone good to give
Any love

Ooh, love is sweet and so divine
And I can't wait for my love life to shine (to shine)
Can anybody tell me where I can find any love, any love?

And oh, everyone needs a love no doubt
Any love, any love
Everybody feels alone without
Any love (any love), any love (ooh, ooh, yeah)

And I know there's someone waiting for me
To enter my life, come into my life

Suddenly out of the clear blue skies
Lonely tears start to fill my eyes
I get weak, but I refuse to cry
I've got to keep holdin' on
I've got to be very strong
To keep holdin' on

Everyone needs a love no doubt
Any love (any love), any love (any love)
And oh, everybody feels alone without
Any love (any love), any love (ooh, ooh, yeah)

And I know, I know
I know, I know now
She'll come into my life (where is the love? Where is the love?)
Into my, into my life (where is the love? Where is the love?)

Everyone needs a love no doubt
Any love (any love), any love (any love)
Everybody feels lonely without
Any love (any love), any love (ooh, ooh)

And I need you, yeah
She'll come into my life (where is the love? Where is the love?)
Into my, into my life, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah (where is the love? Where is the love?)

Everyone needs a love no doubt
Any love, any love (ooh, ooh)




Everybody feels lonely without
Any love, any love (ooh, ooh, ooh, oh)

Overall Meaning

The song "Any Love" by Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey speaks to the universal need for love and the struggles and questions that come with that need. The lyrics begin with the singer acknowledging his own luck and how all he needs is a chance to try any love. However, he then goes on to describe the deep need in his heart that is screaming to be let out and touch any love. The singer feels the loneliness and the potential for his mind to lose control in this world designed for the lonely.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the idea that everyone needs love and feels alone without it, which is a relatable concept for many. The singer prays for someone good to give him any love and to enter his life. He wants his love life to shine and asks if anybody can tell him where to find any love. The song also acknowledges the weakness and the tears that come with waiting for love and being vulnerable, but it emphasizes the need to keep holding on and being strong.


Overall, the song is a soulful and emotional take on the universal quest for love and the struggles and emotions that come with it.


Line by Line Meaning

I speak to myself sometimes
I reflect on my life and thoughts on occasion


And I say, "Oh my, in a lot of ways you're a lucky guy
I acknowledge that in many ways, I am fortunate


And, oh, now all you need is a chance to try any love"
I recognize that I now only need an opportunity to experience love


In my heart there's a need to shout
I have an intense desire to express myself emotionally


Dyin', screamin', cryin' let me out, hey
I feel like I am struggling and need to release my emotions, but don't know how


Are all those feelings that want to touch any love?
Do these emotions truly indicate my desire for love?


What a world for the lonely kind
This world can be difficult for those who are alone


Sometimes I feel I'm gonna lose my mind (my mind)
Occasionally, I feel like I am going crazy


Can anybody tell me just where to find any love, any love?
Does anyone know where I can find love that I am searching for?


And oh, everyone needs a love no doubt
Love is a universal need and desire for everyone


Any love, any love
Any form of love is valued


And oh, everybody feels alone without
Everyone experiences loneliness without love


And I know there's a love waiting to
I am aware that love is out there waiting for me to find it


To enter my life, enter my life
To become a part of my life and change it for the better


Every day as I live
I live my life every single day


I try to think positive
I make an effort to maintain a positive perspective in life


And I pray for someone good to give
I pray for someone good to come into my life


Any love
Any form of love will suffice


Ooh, love is sweet and so divine
Love is a beautiful and wonderful thing


And I can't wait for my love life to shine (to shine)
I am eager for my love life to flourish


Can anybody tell me where I can find any love, any love?
Is there anyone who knows where I can find love?


Suddenly out of the clear blue skies
All of a sudden and unexpectedly


Lonely tears start to fill my eyes
I become overcome with emotions and start to cry


I get weak, but I refuse to cry
I feel vulnerable, but I do not want to cry in front of others


I've got to keep holdin' on
I must persist and continue on my journey


I've got to be very strong
I need to be strong and resilient


And I know, I know
I am positive and confident


She'll come into my life (where is the love? Where is the love?)
Love will present itself in my life someday


And I need you, yeah
I need love in my life


Into my, into my life, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah (where is the love? Where is the love?)
I welcome love into my life with open arms


Any love, any love (ooh, ooh)
Any and all forms of love are accepted


Everybody feels lonely without
Loneliness is a common feeling without love


Any love, any love (ooh, ooh, ooh, oh)
Any form of love is better than none




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Empathetically Me

I speak to myself sometimes, and I say, "Oh my
In a lot of ways, you're a lucky guy
Now all you need is a chance to try
Any love
In my heart there's a need to shout
Dyin', screamin', cryin' let me out
Are all those feelings that want to touch
Any love?
What a world for the lonely guy
Sometimes I feel I'm gonna lose my mind (my mind)
Can anybody tell me just where to find
Any love, any love?
Everyone needs a love no doubt
Any love, any love
Everybody feels alone without
Any love, any love
And I know there's a love waiting
To enter my life, enter my life
Everyday as I live
I try to think positive
I pray for someone good to come
Any love
Love is sweet and so divine
And I can't wait for my love life to shine (to shine)
Can anybody tell me where I can find
Any love,…



All comments from YouTube:

Nakita J.

This song is still a favorite of mine. Nobody sings like Luther Vandross. He was uniquely talented.

Octagon9

but there this big Hawaiian cat hat sings his stuff..comes very close

Chanel Carter

Mine too

Diana Untiveros

Indeed! I love this song. I made a cover for #Charlieputh because he said in an interview that this song means very much to him ❤

Timothy Turner

He's perhaps the greatest soul vocalist of all time .

Connie H

I've always thought that too. And it's very sad that he died so young.

Octagon9

💯 one of em

Prince of Darkness

🎉🎧🎉

Ayro06

No question

Alessandro Bezerra Campos

Maurice white too!!!!

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