Love Me Like A River Does
Melody Gardot Lyrics


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Love me like a river does
Cross the sea
Love me like a river does
Endlessly
Love me like a river does
Baby don't rush you're no waterfall

Love me that is all
Love me like a roaring sea
Swirls about
Love me like a roaring sea
Wash me out
Love me like a roaring sea
Baby don't rush you're no waterfall

Love me that is all
Love me like the earth itself
Spins around
Love me like the earth itself
Sky above below the ground
Love me like the earth itself
Baby don't rush you're no waterfall





Love me that is all

Overall Meaning

Melody Gardot's song "Love Me Like A River Does" is a beautiful piece that speaks about the depth and intensity of love. Throughout the song, Gardot uses metaphors to describe how she wants to be loved. The river acts as a symbol of continuity and permanence; the lyrics suggest that the singer wants to be loved like a river that is constant, flowing effortlessly and endlessly. She urges her lover to "Love me like a river does, cross the sea", which suggests that her love should not be constrained by distance and time.


The second verse of the song is also rich with vivid imagery. The singer asks her lover to love her like a roaring sea, which signifies power and intensity. She wants to be enveloped in that power and swept away, as she proclaims, "Wash me out". The metaphor of the earth spinning around and the sky above and below the ground is a reflection of the endless circle of life, and the singer is asking to be loved in the same way. She does not want her lover to rush, but to hold her like the earth holds everything in its embrace.


Overall, "Love Me Like A River Does" is a beautiful song that speaks about the depth and intensity of love that knows no bounds. The use of metaphors serves to create a powerful image that transports the listener to a world of endless love.


Line by Line Meaning

Love me like a river does
Love me with a continuous, steady flow like a river


Cross the sea
Love me in a way that overcomes any distance


Endlessly
Love me without any limitations or boundaries


Baby don't rush you're no waterfall
Take your time and love me with a gentle, consistent pace instead of rushing in like a powerful waterfall


Love me that is all
All I need is your love


Love me like a roaring sea
Love me passionately and fiercely like a turbulent, crashing sea


Swirls about
Love me in a way that embraces and surrounds me completely


Wash me out
Love me in a way that cleanses and refreshes my soul


Love me like the earth itself
Love me with a deep connection and grounding, like the earth we live on


Sky above below the ground
Love me in every aspect of my being, and in every dimension of existence


Baby don't rush you're no waterfall
Take your time and love me with a gentle, consistent pace instead of rushing in like a powerful waterfall


Love me that is all
All I need is your love




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MELODY GARDOT

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