"My Love" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
He bends his breath around my name
And I am humbled I feel small and plain.
But his arms are angels by his side.
You need not ask if they're open, just how wide.

His lips are day, and his skin is night.
Ooh, and with our love we conjure up the twilight.
His fingers are music to my soul.
And I feel his song play everywhere I go.

My love, my love is on his way
Can't wait to see the day I thankfully lay me down
My love my love is on his way
I'm waiting patiently, but if you see me now
My love, please hurry

He loves with rhythm, and paints with flame
He comes in pieces with no name
I won't need answers I'll just know
Cause I've read the sonnets about his soul

He can be ordinary in the best ways
And still dance like a poet through every word he says.

My love, my love is on his way
Can't wait to see the day I thankfully lay me down
My love my love is on his way
I'm waiting patiently, but if you see me now
My love, please hurry

All that I never knew can you see me now
All that I never said, can you see me now

He makes me crazy, he makes me cruel.
Oh, but I pray he makes me anything but a fool

Ooh, my love


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"My Love" as written by Sara Bareilles

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    General CommentBeautiful, beautiful song. It seems that this is the serious and sincere version of "Fairytale". She really is waiting for Prince Charming, just not in such a sad, typical way.
    amb7son January 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's totally about Jesus. I am not even religious and it's clear. All the talk about him coming and being ordinary but his words being important. She also talks about the sonnets about his soul that she has read- clearly the new testament, probably psalms.
    jlg830on March 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree 100% with the user above who compared this song to Fairytale (I never noticed that before, so thanks for pointing it out)! This is a song about a love song and the hero that everyone wishes for. The poignant tone of her voice suggests to me that she's been unlucky in love, or maybe just damaged, and she needs to find the one person on earth who can put her back together.

    My favorite line, and the one that really told me what the song is about, is : "I don't need answers, I'll just know/ cause I've read the sonnets about his soul." So utterly beautiful, it floors me every time. The final line, about how she wants to be made anything but a fool, means to me that she doesn't want to keep chasing men she believes to be perfect for her, then being revealed as a fool when they inevitably break her heart. The yearning in this song is just so painful, both in the lyrics and Sara's brilliant voice. I think this song will speak to everyone, because no matter how callous someone is, I don't beleiev anyone can help but yearn to find their other half.

    Sorry my post is so rambling, this song just gets to me. Especially the fact that what she wishes so badly for might very well never come true.
    bohemianbumon August 07, 2010   Link

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