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#LOVEzig: Your Top 10 Valentine’s Day Songs

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By Kapuczino

The lovers’ craze takes a hold of people’s hearts when Cupid shoots his darts, arrowheads all soused in bewitching venom. Nobody is safe from the commercial onslaught either, for every February 14th sees flower prices triple, dinner tables double-booked and ears buckle under the airwaves exuded by uncompromising radio stations, playing nothing but the corniest of sugary love songs. We’re poised to make a change.

Some might say (in particular the gentleman in the picture below) that all is fair in love and war, but having your ears stuffed with the trivial round of meaningless and uninspiring cheese-dripping lyrics is rather counter-productive in terms of voicing your spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. So we at LeipGlo Towers had a look at songs that give expression to what the heart feels, phrased in a rather unusual and unconventional way. And – of course – music is not playing second fiddle here either…

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Let it be known that there are artists out there who wrap their feelings into well phrased verse. So lean back in the arms of someone, couch or office chair, and enjoy our quirky selection of love songs to feel the love.

#10
September by The Shins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRVv9ynlJSI
“It’s not that the darkness can’t touch our lives
I know it will in time
But she’s no ordinary Valentine
And now when the sun goes down, she sheds a darling light”

#9
Snowfall by Ingrid Michaelson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKscYJAksPs
“I want a snowfall kind of love
The kind of love that keeps you in bed all day
Oh I want to walk through with you
And watch it all melt away”

#8
What I Wouldn’t Do by A Fine Frenzy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrJA5eDhh9I
“If we were children, I would bake you a mud pie
Warm and brown beneath the sun
Never learned to climb a tree, but I would try
Just to show you what I’d done”

#7
5 Years Time by Noah & The Whale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag-_PWZzuJA
“Oh well, in five years time we could be walking ’round a zoo
With the sun shining down over me and you
And there’ll be love in the bodies of the elephants too
And I’ll put my hands over your eyes, but you’ll peep through”

#6
Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eptj2EZ4xE
“The strange light comes on slowly
A stranger’s heart is out of home
You put your hands into your head
And your smiles cover your heart”

#5
Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvLc4EI0Rew
“Thought of you as my mountain top
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I’ve had but couldn’t keep
Linger on, your pale blue eyes”

#4
Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together by Morrissey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkj6gxjQxaA
“and when they’ve used you
and they’ve broken you
and wasted all your money
and cast your shell aside
and when they’ve bought you
and they’ve sold you
and they’ve billed you for the pleasure
and they’ve made your parents cry
I will be here”

#3
Say Yes by Elliot Smith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcalJSO6jDY
“I’m in love with the world through the eyes of a girl
Who’s still around the morning after
We broke up a month ago, and I grew up – I didn’t know
I’d be around the morning after”

#2
Blood Bank by Bon Iver
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-BZ0D92mtU
“That secret that we know that we don’t know how to tell
I’m in love with your honor, I’m in love with your cheeks
What’s that noise up the stairs, babe?
Is that Christmas morning creaks?”

#1
First Day Of My Life by Bright Eyes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwFS69nA-1w
“This is the first day of my life
Swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They’re spreading blankets on the beach.

Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go.”

As with all music, it’s of course a matter of personal taste. Do you agree with what these artists express here? And do you have any essential song suggestions you feel need adding to this list?

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A cosmopolitan butterfly that feels at home where people are friendly and coffee is strong. As a person with a wide range of interests and a low attention span, he succumbs to the charm of novelty all too readily. Literature, film, photography and politics on Mondays, playing dead and g(r)ooming dogs on Tuesdays. Hand him a beer and he’ll talk about football, tell him a lie and he’ll tell you two.

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