"Love Today" as written by and Michael Holbrook Penniman....
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Everybody's gonna love today
Gonna love today, gonna love today
Everybody's gonna love today, gonna love today
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to
Love, love me, love, love me, love, love

I've been crying for so long
Fighting tears just to carry on
But now, but now, it's gone away

Hey, girl, why can't you carry on?
Is it 'cause you're just like your mother
A little tight, like to tease for fun?
Well, you ain't gonna tease no other
Gonna make you a lover

Everybody's gonna love today
Love today, love today
Everybody's gonna love today
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to
Love, love me, love, love me, love, love
Girl in the groove with the big bust on
Big bust on, big bust on
Wait till your mother and your papa's gone
Papa's gone
Momma, momma papa, shock, shock me
Shock shock me, shock, shock

Everybody's gonna love today
Gonna love today, gonna love today
I said
Everybody's gonna love today, gonna love today
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to
Love, love me, love, love me, love, love

Carolina sits on '95
Give her a dollar and she'll make you smile

Hook her, book her, nook her, walk away!

Girl, dresses like a kid for fun
Licks her lips like they're something other
Tries to tell you life has just begun
But you know she's getting something other
Than the love from her mother

Everybody's gonna love today
Love today, love today
Everybody's gonna love today
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to
Love, love me, love, love me, love, love

Girl, in the groove with the big bust on
Big bust on, big bust on
Wait till your mother and your papa's gone
Papa's gone
Momma, momma, papa, shock, shock me
Shock, shock me, shock, shock

I said
Everybody's gonna love today
Gonna love today, gonna love today
I said
Everybody's gonna love today
Gonna love today
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to
Love, love me, love, love me, love, love

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"Love Today" as written by Michael Holbrook Penniman

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  • +6
    General CommentMika said in an interview it was about how everyone is out trying to find love or just sex in some cases. No matter what we're looking for or how we go about doing it, it's basically all just the same thing. He also said that he was really happy when he wrote this song and it's like a command for anyone listening to the song to feel the same way he did when he wrote it. Well, it worked for me because I always smile when I hear it, lol.
    kk4408on February 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDel Marquis had this one right. Anyone who said it's about a hooker or whatever is WAY off.

    Mika was in a really happy/buzzed mood one day and he felt everyone should feel that way so he wrote this song. it's kind of an order for everyone to just be happy and love each other and feel the way he was feeling.
    It also talks about different people going about trying to find either love or sex. However, no matter how they do it, everyone's doing the same thing.

    amilo...yea like we all watch teletubbies and would know that, huh? How about growing up and watching some big people shows, eh?

    My proof this song is what I say:

    youtube.com/…
    bluchickenlvr04on April 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentListening closely, I think the 'trying' in the first verse is actually 'crying,' particularly because he spends the rest of the verse talking about trying not to cry. Also, in the second verse 'A little tight, likes to tease for fun,' I'm pretty sure it's 'tike,' not 'tight,' but I could easily be wrong on that. 'tike' as in child... it kinda fits the meaning of the verse a bit better.

    I like how this song makes you feel all happy inside. When I first heard it, I thought he was talking about how much today would be a good day, and everyone would love 'today'. But it's really cool how its more: a command to do something you love to do today. make today awesome. the thing I don't really like is it suggests having sex all the time at every oppourtunity you get. Still it's great how upbeat it is.
    Camb06on July 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyes, the message is quiet weird. Comon guys, just have sex!
    when you see a hooker, well than, go and have sex with her? xD
    OOOoooowkay...
    But, you know, Mika was asked once how his favourite date looks like. And than he said: A date where you don't have to have sex with that person to know that you will see them again. (I think he said 'them', not 'him'.)
    First, I didn't knew what he meant with that. First I thaugt it meant that he knows that he only wants to see someone again if the sex was good, and when the sex was bad, he didn't want to see that person anymore. But than I realised that it means that his favourite date would be a date that's based on a good and interesting conversation and not on the sex afterwoods.
    klikkieon July 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI 'fear' that Mika goes to bed with a lot of people. Here are some things that proove that for me:
    - He writes a song for his sister that she shouldn't begin too early with sex. (It means that he had sex quite early, or else he wouldn't warn his sister that it's bad, right?)
    I have some speculations about his first time. He led a secret life, you know? At night, he crawled out of the window en joined 'the night life'. That was his secret life. I'm not kidding, he said that several times in interviews. Well, or he spent his first night with a hooker (I hope that's not true, cuz that would be really sad), or he just met a slut and had sex with her, or.. I don't know xD
    - He writes the song 'Love Today' in which he says: 'C'mon guys, have sex!'
    - "I don't put limits on those people who I share the bed with" (I don't know how he said it exactly, can't find the qoute on the net, but he meant that he would have sex with a girl as likely as he would have sex with a boy.) But to me, it sounded like he has a LOT of sex.
    - "My favourite date: A date where you don't have to have sex with that person to know that you will see them again." Yeah, that's quite obvious, isn't it?


    Well, if what I think is true, than I hope he has safe sex. And that he goes to bed with me to xD Why wouldn't he? he doesn't set limits!! ^^
    klikkieon July 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen the song is played in reverse:

    youtu.be/…

    Look! Stenography! Or better put: backmasking.
    0sm0sison July 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! So upbeat and energetic! ALWAYS cheers me up when I'm down.
    getupanddanceon February 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm guessing this is about a hooker, if we're going to state the obvious. Although it's not real love, is it? Just materialistic love.

    Perhaps I'm over looking it a little but I get restless if I don't find a deep meaning to a song. :P
    Tack-o-Ramaon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Perhaps I'm over looking it a little but I get restless if I don't find a deep meaning to a song. :P"
    I definetely know how you feel there, definetely.
    I think you're right about the materialistic love thing, because the way he says, "Everybody's gonna love today" over and over seems sarcastic and A LOT [his definition=everybody] of people use the word love as if it means nothing anymore, it is not taken seriously much. So yeah, I think. ^.^
    _Faith_on February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that mika has a refreshing way of stating the meaning of a song up front. it makes sense and it cuts straight to the point. i personally like this song a lot better than grace kelly because it seems more commericialized but it's not as appealing.
    gravityconquerson February 16, 2007   Link

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