Words of Love
The Beatles Lyrics


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Hold me close and tell me how you feel
Tell me love is real
Words of love you whisper soft and true
Darling, I love you

Let me hear you say the words I long to hear
Darling, when you're near
Words of love you whisper soft and true
Darling, I love you





Overall Meaning

The Beatles's song "Words of Love" is a beautiful love ballad, conveying the longing of a person to hear the words of love from their beloved. The lyrics urges the partner to hold the singer close and whisper words of love that would assure them of the love's realness. The person requests to hear these words of love, which would satisfy their cravings for affection, and the words should be soft and uttered sincerely. The song emphasizes on the importance of verbalizing feelings, especially in a relationship that thrives on emotions and sentiments.


Furthermore, the song implies that hearing words of love from the partner is essential for the person to feel loved and secure in the relationship. The singer has an ardent desire to be reassured of their significant other's love and wants to feel wanted and adored. The song is a reflection of a conventional relationship where hearing words from one's partner can work wonders in making them feel cherished and loved. Overall, the lyrics of "Words of Love" talk about the beauty of love and how expressing it verbally can make a significant difference in a relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

Hold me close and tell me how you feel
Embrace me tightly and divulge your emotions


Tell me love is real
Affirm that our affection is legitimate and sincere


Words of love you whisper soft and true
Express endearments in a gentle and truthful tone


Darling, I love you
My beloved, I am deeply fond of you


Let me hear you say the words I long to hear
Let me listen to the sentences I aspire to hear from you


Darling, when you're near
When I am in your presence, my dear


Words of love you whisper soft and true
Expressions of tenderness you utter gently and truthfully


Darling, I love you
Oh darling, I have strong affection towards you




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Buddy Holly

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