Glory of Love
The Dells Lyrics


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Mmmm....
I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you

You know, in your lifetime
You're gonna have many broken hearts
And sometimes you can't always finish
You can't finish the things that you start

You know, somebody's gotta win and
And, and somebody's always gotta lose
But I want you to remember this
While you're out there paying your dues

You've got to give a little, take a little
And let your poor heart break a little
That's the story of, that's the glory of
Love, of love, love, love, love

You've got to win a little, lose a little
And always have, always have
The blues just a little
That's the story of, that's the glory of
Love, of love, of love, of love, of love

As long, girl
As there's the two of us
We'll have the world
And all of it's charms

But, baby, when
When this world is all through with us
We'll have each other's charms

Love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, oh, love

You've got to win, sometimes lose
Sometimes win, sometimes lose
Always have the blues, always the blues
Love, love, love, love, love, love

In your lifetime
You gotta win, you gotta lose
Always, I want you to remember
I love you, baby





Love, love, love....

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of The Dells's song 'The Glory of Love' express the message that experiencing and enduring hardships and heartbreak is an inescapable reality of life but it is ultimately worth it when we find love. The opening lines of the song consists of the singer repeating 'I love you' four times, serving as a reminder of what the song is really about; love. The song goes on to acknowledge that in life, we are bound to face heartbreak and failures, but we cannot let them keep us down. The chorus explains how we must learn to give and take in a relationship, allowing ourselves to experience the ups and downs, and learn to appreciate every moment of it because that is the glory of love.


The lyrics of the song encourage the listener to consider the beauty in life that is found in love. The song reminds us that winning and losing are a part of life and learning from those experiences is a journey in which we must face the blues before we can truly appreciate the depth of love of another. The song reassures the listener that as long as they have each other in love, they can conquer the world, despite its harsh realities.


Line by Line Meaning

Mmmm....
An inarticulate sound indicating pleasure, agreement, or satisfaction.


I love you, I love you
Expressing a strong affection towards the person being addressed.


You know, in your lifetime
Introducing a topic or idea that the singer assumes the listener already knows.


You're gonna have many broken hearts
Inevitability of heartbreak in one’s life.


And sometimes you can't always finish
Acknowledging that sometimes you may not be able to complete something.


You can't finish the things that you start
Not being able to complete a task once started.


You know, somebody's gotta win and
Pointing out that in contests, someone has to come out as a winner.


And, and somebody's always gotta lose
Stating that there must be a loser for every winner.


But I want you to remember this
Advising the listener to keep something in mind.


While you're out there paying your dues
Enduring hardships that come with life.


You've got to give a little, take a little
Compromise is important in relationships.


And let your poor heart break a little
Heartbreak is inevitable, and it is important to be open to the experience.


That's the story of, that's the glory of
Acknowledging the beauty and the struggle in the journey of love.


Love, of love, love, love, love
Highlighting the importance of love and its omnipresence.


You've got to win a little, lose a little
Success is not guaranteed and there may be failures along the way.


And always have, always have
Persistence is important to achieve success.


The blues just a little
Sadness may come and go, but it is important to keep moving.


As long, girl
Commitment to a long-lasting relationship.


As there's the two of us
Together, as a couple.


We'll have the world
Assurance that anything can be achieved as a team.


And all of it's charms
Alluring aspects of life that can be enjoyed together.


But, baby, when
Addressing an imaginary scenario with the baby.


When this world is all through with us
When the end of life comes closer.


We'll have each other's charms
The love and memories shared will still be cherished.


Love, love, love, love, love
Reinforcing the message of the significance of love.


You've got to win, sometimes lose
Reiterating the earlier message of compromise and accepting failure of success.


Sometimes win, sometimes lose
Life is not an absolute in terms of outcomes.


Always have the blues, always the blues
The presence of the occasional sadness, but still moving forward with life nonetheless.


Love, love, love, love, love, love
Emphasizing the importance of love and its central role in life.


In your lifetime
Returning to the earlier message on the inevitability of life's ups and downs.


You gotta win, you gotta lose
Reinforcing the message of the previous lines.


Always, I want you to remember
An appeal to the listener to keep a positive perspective in the face of adversity.


I love you, baby
Professing love to the listener.


Love, love, love....
Closing reaffirmation of the importance of love.




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Written by: Billy Hill

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Comments from YouTube:

Kitty Sears

Truly one of the greatest group ever live in the music industry. Marvin Junior
one of the greatest lead singer ever. Long live, "THE MIGHTY "DELLS"

themightydells

May as well throw in "The 5 Heartbeats" Based on
the Tumultuous career of: The Mighty Dells, and
not loosely based. View The Dells Documentary - Youtube.

patricia russell

These guys are truly one of a kind. This is the glory of love. Marvin Junior has a way of deeping down to your soul. He just pulls me so hard. I love these guys. Thank you for the opportunity of being a part of this history.

themightydells

The Original Hit: Was by THE 5 KEYS
Who The Dells admired, and emulated their stage presence.
This was our gift, back to this great group.

A Shrimp Called Hank

1936 Benny Goodman released as an instrumental Then Helen Ward did the vocals. Don't get me wrong. These soul groups all did an outstanding job of adding soul to the song. Just to let you know, my favorite rendition will always be the Devine Miss M Bette Midler, from the movie Beaches.

A Shrimp Called Hank

Benny Goodman

big88ful

This is the best version of this song...Bar none! The dells are killing this!!!!!!

Luciano Antônio Moraes Zanelli

The Platters are better! (Rio, 31/may/2019).

sfthoroughbred

just when you think it can't get any better....Marvin unleashes that weapon in the form of that powerful, smooth, rugged voice!

vic j

THIS SONG GIVES ME THE CHILLS

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