You Give Me Love, You Give Me Life #RomanticTuesday

Most, if not all, of the #RomanticTuesday songs that I have chosen week after week have been slower songs or ballads. This week, I wanted to pick up the tempo. After all, mid-tempo and even dance songs can be romantic too. You just have to listen to the lyrics. Today’s song lyrics are the primary, but not the only reason, why I chose this song. When the main sentiment is that I won’t fall in love anymore because you’ve given me all I need, that sounds romantic to me.

Today’s song is “Never Gonna Fall,” by Lisa Stansfield.

Stansfield’s solo career took flight in 1990, when her debut single “All Around The World” became a big worldwide hit. By 1997, Stansfield was on her fourth solo album, but only her third to be released in North America (her third album, So Natural, did not make the cut). Stansfield openly mentioned being influenced by Barry White, and you can hear that in this song, in my opinion. Interestingly, this song wasn’t released as a single; though a cover of White’s “Never Never Gonna Give You Up” was, reaching #38 on the R&B chart and #74 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Back to the song itself; I love it as much for what it says than how it sounds. Basically, once you find what you are looking for, you don’t have to go searching for it. Stansfield saying that she’s “never gonna fall in love again” doesn’t mean she’s given up on love; it means she doesn’t need to look for it.

I hope you enjoy today’s song; and as always, thanks for reading and listening. Here are the lyrics, written by Stansfield and her husband Ian Devaney.

I searched, I found and I lost love
Now I’ve started all over
Now not a day goes by when
I’m not sure you’re the one

‘Cos you give me something baby
It’s a feeling I just can’t contain
You give me something baby
And it’s something I’ll never find again

Chorus:
You give me love you give me life
Darlin’ what more can I want
I’m never gonna fail in love again
You’re givin’ me something more and I know
I won’t be searching no more
I’m never gonna fall in love again

I wake and feel you by my side
And your touch is so tender
I’m so at home in your caress
In your arms

‘Cos you give me something baby
It’s a feeling I just can’t contain
You give me something baby
And it’s something I’ll never find again

Chorus

‘Cos I got you baby, you baby, you
I got you baby, you baby, you
I got you baby, you baby, you
I got you baby, you baby, you

Oh I’ve found someone
Someone who I can depend on
And it changed my life
Knowing that I can survive

Chorus

‘Cos I got you baby, you baby, you
I got you baby, you baby, you
I got you baby, you baby, you
I got you baby, you baby, you

11 Replies to “You Give Me Love, You Give Me Life #RomanticTuesday”

    1. Thanks Joan. I am a big fan of hers. Like you I love her voice, and have gone so far as to get her albums that haven’t been released here in the U.S. This songs ranks in my top 5 of hers, though much like Sade, I have a hard time coming up with 5.

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    1. Thank you kindly. I’m glad you will jam this one! There was also a cover of Phyllis Hyman’s “You Know How To Love Me” on this album, but as much as I like Lisa Stansfield, she can’t touch Phyllis on that one, in my opinion. I really liked this album by Lisa, even if it’s not as well known as her first one.

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