Love songs mean something different to me as I get older. It's not so much the all encompassing, swept away, passionate escape from reality now. Although that does sound good doesn't it? No, I find now, it's more about enduring love, the love that sees beyond the obvious, the love that isn't so fickle. I think it can still be passionate, but perhaps muted so as to last the whole song, and maybe able stay on the loving side of passionate, not the violent one.
Love songs were different for David and I when we were an ocean apart. We pined away and wrote missing you, how can I be apart from you, types of love songs. Then we stopped writing love songs for a while and wrote songs about other things, interestingly enough. And now, as odd as it may be, the love song is making another appearance in our writing.
'Venus and Mars' is a lovely love song, I'm not even sure where it came from. You'll find it on our album that is coming out in June. It's a really pretty one about being careful about how the other person feels but being swept away in love. And now there is an even newer one. This one is called 'That's Kind of How My Love Is'. This one really speaks to the other sort of enduring relationship kind of love. Thick and thin kind of stuff. With a little bit of edge that you might not expect. I like that edge because I feel like it suits a non Hollywood sort of romance. Which is so many of us I think.
Anyway, it got me thinking about love songs and how there are so many types of love for love songs. And maybe so many types of love songs for love! Love is such an amazing thing, I'm glad we're writing about it again. I'm not quite sure where it went. Maybe buried in scientific bureaucracy. Phew, glad that's over!