First Love songs - Long Live Love, Only Sixteen

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First Love songs - Long Live Love, Only Sixteen

Postby Clare » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:17 am

Love songs maybe do not often seem realistic, but if asked what I think of as the most realistic First Love song then I would go for this ;

LONG LIVE LOVE - Sandy Shaw 1965

Venus must have heard my plea,
She has sent someone along for me.

I have waited a long long time
For somebody to call mine,
And at last he's come along
Baby oh nothing can go wrong.
We meet every night at eight
And I don't get home till late.
I say to myself each day
Baby oh long long live love.
Mmmm

True love must be the greatest thing
I know now why singers sing,
Of the moon and stars above
How I love to be in love.
We meet every night at eight
And I don't get home till late.
I say to myself each day
Baby oh long long live love.

Now of one thing I'm more than sure
Since love come I don't want more,
Than to kiss him every night
Makes everything alright.
We meet every night at eight
And I don't get home till late.
I say to myself each day
Baby oh long long live love.
Mmmmm

We meet every night at eight
And I don't get home till late.
I say to myself each day
Baby oh long long live love.
Mmmmm
Long long live love.



The waiting a long time, and the great effort put in till late are maybe soon forgotten. And like first love, first parenthood and maybe first school, first work and some other firsts ?

And is it fulfilling raw instincts or just fulfilling strong social pressures, and some going bad or wearing off ?

Human nature or nurture.

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Postby Colin » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:19 pm

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Yes a great 60's First Love song Clare.

There are maybe more Second Loves today, and though I am sure that they often do involve exactly the same things, there are few songs about that !

Of course pop song writing is largely by the young, and many of the young today put love on the back-burner for much later in favour of fun and games. We do have Playstation etc etc now, so rather less love songs !?

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Postby GrimDad » Wed May 03, 2006 3:31 pm

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My memory of that Long Long Live Love song includes ;

True love must be the greatest thing.
I know now why singers sing,
Of the moon and stars above.
There is no thing like love.

Did somebody do a version with this ?!

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Postby Clare » Sun May 06, 2007 1:38 pm

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Do'nt know about that Grimdad, but another First Love song that I love is Only Sixteen ;

Only Sixteen, by Sam Cooke 1959
also recorded by The Supremes, Dr Hook (on YouTube) and others.

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
I loved her so
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

We'd laugh and we'd sing
and do the little things
that made my heart glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

Why did I give my heart so fast
it never will happen again
But I was a mere lad of sixteen
I've aged a year since then.

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
with eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
and I was too young to know.

(So why did you give your heart so fast)
Oh it never will happen again
(But you were a mere lad of sixteen)
I've aged a year since then.

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
with eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know
Oh she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

(HEAR IT in the 'Selena Gomez can sing' post here.)

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