You Give Good Love
Whitney Houston Lyrics


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I found out what I've been missing
Always on the run
I've been looking for someone

Now you're here like you've been before
And you know just what I need
It took some time for me to see
That you give good love to me, baby
So good, take this heart of mine into your hands
You give good love to me (you give good love to me)
It's never too much (never too much, will never be)
Baby, you give good love (ah)

Never stopping, I was always searching
For that perfect love
The kind that girls like me dream of

Now you're here like you've been before
And you know just what I need
It took some time for me to see

That you give good love to me, baby
It's so good, take this heart of mine into your hands
You give good love to me (you give good love to me)
It's never too much (never too much, will never be)
Baby, you give good love, ooh

Now I, I can't stop looking around
It's not what this love's all about
Our love is here to stay, to stay
Baby, you give good love

(You give good love to me) you give
(Never too much, will never be)
So good
Take this heart of mine
Into your hands
You give good love to me (you give good love to me)
Never, never too much (never too much, will never be)
No, no, no, no, no
You give good love to me (you give good love to me)
So good, so good (you give good love, baby)

(You give good love, darlin')
(You give, you give, give me)
(You give good love, honey)
(You give good love, baby)
(You give good love, darlin')
(You give, you give, give me)
(You give good love to me)

You give me good love (you give good love, baby)
Good love, good love (you give good love, darlin')
Yeah, you do
You know what I need (You give, you give, give me)

(You give good love to me) (you give good love, honey)
(Never too much, will never be) (You give, you give, give me)
(You give good love, darlin')




(You give, you give, give me)
(You give good love to me)

Overall Meaning

"You Give Good Love" by Whitney Houston is a classic love song about finding the right person to love. The first line, "I found out what I've been missing", suggests that the singer has been searching for love for a long time and has finally found the missing piece. The next line, "Always on the run", implies that she's been on the lookout for love everywhere she goes, but she never seems to find it. The third line, "I've been looking for someone," reaffirms her search for the perfect someone to love.


The chorus of the song ("That you give good love to me, baby / So good, take this heart of mine into your hands / You give good love to me / It's never too much / Baby, you give good love") speaks to the joy and satisfaction the singer feels in finally finding someone who loves her and gives her what she needs. The repetition of the phrase "you give good love" reinforces the message that the singer has found a special connection with another person.


The verses of the song describe the singer's search for love and her struggles to find it. The refrain ("Now you're here like you've been before / And you know just what I need / It took some time for me to see") suggests that the singer has finally found someone who understands her and meets her emotional needs. The song ends with the singer expressing her gratitude for the love she has found and her desire for it to continue ("Our love is here to stay").


Line by Line Meaning

I found out what I've been missing
I finally realized that there was something missing in my life.


Always on the run
I was constantly searching for something or someone.


I've been looking for someone
I have been searching for a partner to complete me.


Now you're here like you've been before
You have appeared in my life as if we have met each other before.


And you know just what I need
You understand me so well that you know exactly what I need.


It took some time for me to see
It took me a while to realize that you were the one for me.


That you give good love to me, baby
I now understand that you have so much love to give and it is directed towards me.


So good, take this heart of mine into your hands
Your love is so good that I want you to hold my heart and cherish it.


It's never too much (never too much, will never be)
You give me just the right amount of love and it will never be too much for me.


Baby, you give good love (ah)
You are so good at loving me and it fills me with joy.


Never stopping, I was always searching
I was constantly looking for love without ever taking a break.


For that perfect love
I was searching for the kind of love that is perfection.


The kind that girls like me dream of
I was hoping to find a love that is the stuff of dreams for girls like me.


Now I, I can't stop looking around
I am amazed at how much love surrounds me now that I found you.


It's not what this love's all about
True love is not about constantly searching for something better.


Our love is here to stay, to stay
Our love is a permanent fixture and it will always remain.


You give me good love (you give good love, baby)
Your love is of the highest quality and it is given to me.


Good love, good love (you give good love, darlin')
You give me love that is strong, true, and unwavering.


Yeah, you do
You give me everything I need in terms of love.


You know what I need (You give, you give, give me)
You are so in tune with my needs that you always provide me with what I require.


(You give good love to me) (you give good love, honey)
Your love is so sweet and good to me.


(Never too much, will never be) (You give, you give, give me)
The amount of love you give me is just right and it will never be too much.


(You give good love, darlin')
My darling, you give me love that is of high quality.


(You give, you give, give me)
You provide me with all the love I need and desire.


(You give good love to me)
You love me like no one else and I am grateful for that.




Lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: La Forrest Cope

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@clockett1971

She didn’t just sing this song, she delivered it.

@cpman1987

I remember this cut! Summer 1985!! I was 17 years old, working a summer job in Columbus, Ohio. A brand new silver BMW E325 was cruising down the street blasting this song!! And that's when I knew...Whitney Houston had a smash!!!

You can say what you want about Clive Davis, even though he should have cancelled that Grammy's Afterparty the night she died! The man is still a Genius!!

The album was certified diamond for shipments of 10 million units or more on March 16, 1999, and later 14Γ— Platinum by the (RIAA) Recording Industry Association of America on January 27th, 2023!
With sales of over 25 million copies worldwide, Whitney Houston is one of the best-selling albums of all time!!

Rest In Peace, Whitney "Nitty" Houston!!

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