by Elizabeth Ketema
Everyone has their pocket of “love songs” that give them those “good feelies” and “warm fuzzies,” as they think about their significant other. Sometimes, these songs aren’t exactly the best love songs, but other times, the love songs have some solid advice to give us when we are considering to take things a bit more seriously. Here’s a few of our favorite, lovey-dovey like songs that we enjoy and actually give some great advice about this crazy thing called love:
“I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
The lyrics talk about the tough times of a relationship, where most people would give up and call it quits. But if you know that this is someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, that this is someone you want by your side through everything, that this is someone you want to grow old with- don’t give up. Relationships need work to last, so you can’t just expect everything to be in the honeymoon stage forever. Patience and trust are key to keep the relationship going. Its a mutual partnership like this, where both are willing to make the effort to understand and love each other, that makes that person worth battling every challenge that comes your way together.
“You Always Make Me Smile” by Kyle Andrews
Now, these lyrics are just down-right adorable! But they also have a crucial piece of advice we should keep in mind: your significant other should make you smile. Whether you are going through the bad and ugly times of a relationship or you’re both soaring on clouds, that person should be someone that you enjoy being around, and especially someone that you love all of their little quirks and the things that make them tick. That doesn’t mean you have to love everything about them, because there’s probably going to be some things you aren’t a huge fan of. However, the good, fun, and cute things about that person should be enough to make you love them and want to be around them more often than not.
“Young Hearts” by Search the City
If you don’t already know if your relationship has the intention of being in it for the long run or just being a short fling, that should be something to figure out sooner than later, so no one’s heart is ripped to pieces. Recognizing that you are both in for a journey is helpful for a fruitful relationship. When you know where the relationship is going (and hopefully it’s for the long run), instead of broken hearts, you know that wherever life takes you, you both will always have each other’s hearts. But alongside this, quality time is another essential in any relationship, because you are both able to grow to understand each other and each of your quirks. So, maybe, get out of your little town, go on a cruise or adventure together, and just dwell with each other for a while. This helps build trust in relationships and foundations of what will hopefully be a long and happy life together.
“Wanted” by Hunter Hayes
I’m not much of a country fan, but Hunter Hayes has my heart for this song! A huge necessity of love is to put the other person above yourself. By wanting what is best for that other person and wanting them to know that you are doing this because you love them deeply, you’re letting them know the right way that you will want them for the rest of your life. When you have a significant lover that wants to make you feel wanted as much as Hunter does, you know you’ve got one heck of a catch!
“Lucky” by Jason Mraz (feat. Colbie Caillet)
Another Jason Mraz song coming to y’all! This one is probably the best advice I’ve ever heard in a song: being in love with your best friend. The strongest relationships I’ve seen are the ones that started out as just friends, with no conscious attraction to each other. It’s a beautiful feeling to be in love with someone that it seems almost natural. That doesn’t mean that there will not be effort involved in the relationship, however, since you were friends from the start, you already have a foundation of understanding and caring for each other. Now that it has evolved, you can call yourselves lucky to be in love with the same person you joke around and mess with.
In the words of The Lighthouse and The Whaler, “Why don’t we fall in love?” (Venice). If you’re sure you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, tell them. Take the chance of a lifetime to fall in love with them more and more everyday, for the rest of your lives. Life is short, but if this person is a keeper, then keep them… only if they are taken with you too, of course.