Affection, Affection, Affection…

Every waking moment was spent in agony.

The desire was insatiable.

Nothing was enough.

But more on that in a minute…

Did you ever have a crush? Not just someone you like liked, but someone you obsessed over?

I’ve probably had a million crushes. Growing up I would fall in love with just about every girl I saw. I would become fascinated by them. I would find something positive to be attracted to. Their smile. Their hair. Their laugh. Their other physical features.

And then I never spoke to almost any of them.

The few I did, I was too shy to ever let them know how I felt. Even less than that the few I did say something to it didn’t ever go as expected.

The idea of love is fragile.

To be loved sometimes you’ve got to make changes. To be more lovable. Because resistance to being vulnerable makes it impossible to be open for the amazing things that can happen when you let love into your life.

But to be vulnerable is to let your guard down. To take off the mask. To show your true colors.

And to maybe take a few arrows…

Love is not for the faint of heart.

Here are a few “love” related songs I’ve been spinning online lately, some of the lyrics I think are interesting and maybe a few thoughts about them:

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close

I feel so close to you right now
It’s a force field
I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal
Your love pours down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now

To love one must be close. And when in love it sometimes can feel that you are unstoppable.  This superpower is alluring…

But don’t force fields repel?

I guess unless it’s a magnetic kind that attracts, right?

Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love ft. Ellie Goulding

I need your love
I need your time
When everything’s wrong
You make it right
I feel so high
I come alive
I need to be free with you tonight
I need your love

To be needed is a deep feeling. And needing love even more so, just ask Maslow. The lover who helps set things right is powerful because it connects to our need to be comforted.  And the drive for freedom…

There is much more to this song too.

Clean Bandit – Rather Be ft. Jess Glynne

We’re a thousand miles from comfort, we have traveled land and sea
But as long as you are with me, there’s no place I’d rather be
I would wait forever, exalted in the scene
As long as I am with you, my heart continues to beat

If you gave me a chance I would take it
It’s a shot in the dark but I’ll make it

The is no place I’d rather be than when I am with you. Even if that means taking a chance to be there.

Love involves risk.

David Guetta – Lovers On The Sun ft. Sam Martin

Let’s light it up, let’s light it up
Until our hearts catch fire
And show the world, a burning light
They’ve never shined so bright
We’ll find a way, we’ll find a way
To keep the cold night
From breaking in over the walls
Into the wild side
The hunger satisfies
We’re burning up
We might as well be lovers on the sun

Taylor Swift – Style

I should just tell you to leave ’cause I
Know exactly where it leads but I
Watch us go ’round and ’round each time

You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye
And I got that red lip classic thing that you like
And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
‘Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style

Some people thing love is a game. And I guess as long as both people know you are just playin’ but even then feelings are real and can get real hurt.

But what is more longing about love than being classic?

Speaking of playin’ at love…

Marian Hill – One Time

You know you’ve got that thing
That makes the girls all swing
You know exactly what you do

You like the hit and run
You say it’s all for fun
You think that I’m the one for you

Boy if you wanna go I would not mind
But I’m not the kind of drum you play one time

For the guys who think girls don’t know your M.O., they do.

Avicii – Wake Me Up


Not your “traditional” love song, but holds so many elements that allow love to flourish…

Youth. Innocence. Hope.

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start

They tell me I’m too young to understand
They say I’m caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes
Well that’s fine by me

Empire Of The Sun – Concert Pitch

I don’t wanna be so complicated
I wish it was new
Girl, in a new arrangement
I just want the fire
In my heart above it
And I wanna see
A simple new life

I don’t wanna go
I just wanna ride with you
‘Cause then I know I’ll be by your side
With you tonight

To have love is the hope for things to be simpler in life and always with the theme of being together forever…

Yet love is complicated.

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