Saving All My Love for You
Whitney Houston Lyrics


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A few stolen moments is all that we share
You've got your family and they need you there
Though I've tried to resist being last on your list
But no other man's gonna do
So I'm saving all my love for you

It's not very easy living all alone
My friends try and tell me find a man of my own
But each time I try, I just break down and cry
'Cause I'd rather be home feeling blue
So I'm saving all my love for you

You used to tell me we'd run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said be patient just wait a little longer
But that's just an old fantasy

I've got to get ready just a few minutes more
Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door
'Cause tonight is the night for feeling alright
We'll be making love the whole night through
So I'm saving all my love
Yes, I'm saving all my love
Yes, I'm saving all my love for you

No other woman is gonna love you more
'Cause tonight is the night that I'm feeling alright
We'll be making love the whole night through
So I'm saving all my love
Yeah, I'm saving all my lovin'
Yes, I'm saving all my love for you




For you
For you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Whitney Houston's hit song Saving All My Love For You tell the story of a woman who is passionately in love with a man who is already spoken for. They share a few stolen moments together, but he has a family who needs him, so the woman is resigned to being last on his list. Despite her friends urging her to find someone else, she would rather be alone and wait for him. The man tells her they will run away together, but she realizes it's just an old fantasy, and she's not waiting for it to come true anymore.


In the chorus, we see the woman preparing herself for the night she has been waiting for when the man will come to her. She is saving all her love for him because she knows that no other woman will love him more. She is willing to spend the whole night making love and waiting for him to walk through the door.


The lyrics paint a picture of a woman who is deeply in love with a man who cannot fully commit to her. It's a story that many people can relate to and explains why the song became such a hit. The combination of Whitney Houston's powerful voice and the emotional depth of the lyrics made for a memorable and powerful song.


Line by Line Meaning

A few stolen moments is all that we share
Our relationship is limited to just a few moments of being together


You've got your family and they need you there
You have responsibilities towards your family that require your attention


Though I've tried to resist being last on your list
I have attempted to avoid being the least important person in your life


But no other man's gonna do
I will not consider another man or settle for anyone except you


So I'm saving all my love for you
I'm reserving all my love for you and you alone


It's not very easy living all alone
Living alone is a difficult task for me


My friends try and tell me find a man of my own
My friends advise me to find a partner for myself


But each time I try, I just break down and cry
Every time I try to move on, I end up being emotional and upset


'Cause I'd rather be home feeling blue
I prefer being lonely and sad at home rather than trying to find someone else


So I'm saving all my love for you
I'm keeping all my love for you and hoping to be reunited someday


You used to tell me we'd run away together
You had promised me that we would run away and start a new life together


Love gives you the right to be free
Being in love allows you to feel free and liberated


You said be patient just wait a little longer
You asked me to be patient and wait for you


But that's just an old fantasy
Those promises now seem like a distant dream and not a possibility


I've got to get ready just a few minutes more
I need a little time to prepare myself before you arrive


Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door
I will feel nostalgic and emotional when you come back into my life


'Cause tonight is the night for feeling alright
Tonight is the perfect night to feel good and happy


We'll be making love the whole night through
We will spend the entire night making love and being intimate


So I'm saving all my love
I'm reserving all my love and not giving it away to anyone else


Yes, I'm saving all my love
I'm keeping all my love and not sharing it with anyone else


Yes, I'm saving all my love for you
All my love is reserved for you and I hope to be reunited with you soon


No other woman is gonna love you more
I am confident that no other woman will love you the way I do


'Cause tonight is the night that I'm feeling alright
I am feeling good and happy tonight


We'll be making love the whole night through
We will spend the entire night making love and enjoying each other's company


So I'm saving all my love
I'm reserving all my love for you and hoping to share it with you soon


Yeah, I'm saving all my lovin'
I'm keeping all my love to myself and waiting for you


Yes, I'm saving all my love for you
I'm reserving all my love for you and hoping to share it with you soon


For you
All my love is reserved for you




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@michaelneugebauer7063

Whitney Houston is the best singer of all time. That is a literal fact. It's not just about how beautiful her voice is. Her attention to detail is amazing. Pay attention to the subtle things in this song:

1) where she places her vibrato. where she leaves it out and throws it back in consistently changes, keeping the song interesting and making every note have its own character.

2) how she makes some notes seemlessly blend with the texture of the production -- "A few stolen moments is all that we share..."
And then how she makes some notes explode, pop and light up the whole room -- "But no other man's gonna do..."
This is definitely just a common part of musical phrasing, but she does it so effortlessly and so seemlessly! She knows exactly what she wants to do with her voice, down to the last detail!

A vocal master, in my opinion, is someone who both knows what they want to do with their voice and knows how to acheive it. Whitney Houston is the pinnacle of that description. She knew exactly what she wanted her voice to do in each track, and she had the musicianship, range, control, voice, power, phrasing and talent to execute it every time, seemlessly.

That is why Whitney Houston is the greatest singer of all time. There is no one who comes even close to her.

Also, shout-outs to her producers for making such high quality mixes.



@sydneyhighter7740

A few stolen moments is all that we share
You've got your family, and they need you there
Though I've tried to resist, being last on your list
But no other man's gonna do
So I'm saving all my love for you

It's not very easy, living all alone
My friends try and tell me, find a man of my own
But each time I try, I just break down and cry
Cause I'd rather be home feeling blue
So I'm saving all my love for you

You used to tell me we'd run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said be patient, just wait a little longer
But that's just an old fantasy
I've got to get ready, just a few minutes more
Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door
For tonight is the night, for feeling alright
We'll be making love the whole night through
So I'm saving all my love
Yes I'm saving all my love
Yes I'm saving all my love for you

No other woman, is gonna love you more
Cause tonight is the night, that I'm feeling alright
We'll be making love the whole night through
So I'm saving all my love
Yeah I'm saving all my love
Yes I'm saving all my love for you
For you, for you



@GeeJaye790

"Saving All My Love For You" lyrics

A few stolen moments, is all that we shared
You've got your family, and they need you there
Though I try to resist, being last on your list
But no other man's gonna do
So I'm saving all my love for you

It's not very easy living all alone
My friends try and tell me find a man of my own
But each time I try, I just break down and cry
'Cause I'd rather be home feeling blue
So I'm saving all my love for you

You used to tell me we'd run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said, "Be patient, just wait a little longer."
But that's just an old fantasy

I've got to get ready
Just a few minutes more
Gonna get that old feeling
When you walk through that door

'Cause tonight is the night for a feeling alright
We'll be making love the whole night through
So I'm saving all my love
Yes, I'm saving all my love
Yes, I'm saving all my love for you

No other woman is gonna love you more
'Cause tonight is the night that I'm feeling alright
We'll be making love the whole night through
So I'm saving all my love
Yeah, I'm saving all my loving
Yes, I'm saving all my love for youuuuuuuu
For youuuuuuuu, for youuuuuuuu



@moniequita

A few stolen moments is all that we share
You've got your family and they need you there
Though I've tried to resist being last on your list
But no other man's gonna do
So I'm saving all my love for you

It's not very easy living all alone
My friends try and tell me find a man of my own
But each time I try I just break down and cry
'Cause I'd rather be home feeling blue
So I'm saving all my love for you

You used to tell me we'd run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said be patient just wait a little longer
But that's just an old fantasy

I've got to get ready just a few minutes more
Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door
'Cause tonight is the night for feeling alright
We'll be making love the whole night through
So I'm saving all my love for you
Yes, I'm saving all my love
Yes, I'm saving all my love for you

No other woman is gonna love you more
'Cause tonight is the night that I'm feeling alright
We'll be making love the whole night through
So I'm saving all my love
Yeah, I'm saving all my lovin'
Yes, I'm saving all my love for you
For you
For you



@russeluc

My Whitney TOP 10;

1. Saving All My Love For You
2. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
3. How Will I Know
4. Didn't We Almost Have It All
5. The Greatest Love of All
6. You Give Good Love
7. I Have Nothing
8. I Will Always Love You
9. Exhale
10. All The Man That I Need



@DutchHPfan1992

Nice ;-) It's difficult to put a top 10 together haha. Let me try it too ;p

1. You'll Never Stand Alone;
2. Until You Come Back;
3. One Moment in Time;
4. I Will Always Love You;
5. Greatest Love of All;
6. Mircale;
7. I Learned from the Best;
8. My Love is Your Love;
9. Try It On My Own;
10. So Emotional.



All comments from YouTube:

@anelisajustanelisa236

"The most romantic side-chick anthem ever written"๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ a gem

@crcb4

What? Women okay this song because it was whitney except if it were the girl trying to steal your man wouldn't be an anthem anymore.

@rlindo35

Add Shirley Murdock - As we lay to this list too.

@kayosimada5663

14 years old long time ago my has radio in cassettetape its dabing playing lisning . My memory .

@electratrinidad810

Millie Jackson - If loving you is wrong I donโ€™t wanna be right man that song kills me

@rebeccalupe6696

Hahaha the most romantic home wrecker anthem ever!

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@damonhickman8532

The most beautiful song written about two trifling people.

@angeljohnson6665

Damon Hickman lol why they trifling?

@najiboful

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@dholloway2415

๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh damon Hickman that was funny!! U just sucked the romance right out of it!! Lol!

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