The Book of Love Lyrics - Peter Gabriel



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The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures,
and instructions for dancing
But I
I love it when you read to me
And you
You can read me anything
The book of love has music in it
In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it's just transcendental
Some of it's just really dumb
But I
I love it when you sing to me
And you
You can sing me anything
The book of love is long and boring
And written very long ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we're all too young to know
But I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
And I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
You ought to give me wedding rings





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A beautiful and touching song | Reviewer: Paulette Nordmann | 12/6/09

The moment I heard "Book of Love" during the movie "Shall We Dance," I was hooked. Peter Gabriel's haunting vocals and the beautiful orchestration have made this song occupy a very special place in my heart.



emotional mum | Reviewer: Angela | 6/8/09

This song was played on the tv, while I was enjoying a quiet moment sipping a cup of coffee, with my adult children laughing and teasing eachother, and my husband fast asleep in his comfy recliner, clutching his can of V.B.. The song touched me emothionally, and I realised how lucky I am. Sometimes we need something to wake our souls and really look, and this song really touched me.



Wonderful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/9/08

This is the most beautiful song I've heard for years. Simple melody and witty lyrics; Peter Gabriel sings with a frailty and poignancy no one else could manage.

I should have been a hit, but I guess there's no room for genius in the age of the 7 second attention span?



Simply Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/20/08

A simple and beautiful poem, expressing emotions where words fall short - for anyone who is in love deeply enough to understand. The movie from which this song comes is at the same time an exploration of a man's dealing with his own life and a romance uniquely portrayed.





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