"You've Got the Love" as written by and Frankie Knuckles Anthony Stephens....
Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying "Lord I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need
To see me through

Sometimes it seems the going is just too rough
And things go wrong no matter what I do
Now and then it seems that life is just too much
But you've got the love I need
To see me through

When food is gone you are my daily meal, oh
When friends are gone I know my savior's love is real
Your love is real

'Cause you got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love

Time after time I think "Oh Lord what's the use?"
Time after time I think it's just no good
'Cause sooner or later in life, the things you love you loose
But you got the love I need
To see me through

You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love

You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
'Cause I know I can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying "Lord I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need to see me through


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"You've Got the Love" as written by Antonio Domiciano,, Pinochio

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  • +3
    General CommentAwesome song, actually I prefer this to the original. It's about God's unfailing love for us all, even though we fail ourselves (a lot). Good stuff
    Raethefishon August 06, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningAbsolutely beautiful song!
    I think it's pretty much a reminder that even though things may be rough, you may be feeling purposeless or pointless in life and though you may be in absolute poverty - God's love is stronger and bigger than that and often we seem to forget that IT IS REAL.

    I love this line:
    "When food is gone you are my daily meal
    When friends are gone I know my saviour's love is real"

    snazzshazzon March 11, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love this song. I first heard it on the radio a few months ago when I was coming home late. I just pulled into my driveway, and this song came on, and it was so powerful that I waited until it ended to turn my car off.
    Amazing.

    To me it is about God, his love being what I need to live.
    SpringChicken22on February 10, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAmazing cover.
    missmeon July 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlthough is does make clear references to God and Christ, it doesn't necessarily have to be a song about them.

    The lines where she references either can simply be taking as figures of speech, "Oh Lord, what's the use?" is something many people say when they're frustrated - the first thing that comes out their mouth is, "Oh Lord/Oh God, why?" kinda thing.

    The 'Savior' line could be referencing someone who really helped her through a tough time, and they've become the speakers pseudo-savior.

    Perhaps it's because I don't believe in God but, my mind immediately goes to this song simply being about someone she cares for deeply, and they've been their person savior at times.
    rowkem388on December 02, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlthough is does make clear references to God and Christ, it doesn't necessarily have to be a song about them.

    The lines where she references either can simply be taking as figures of speech, "Oh Lord, what's the use?" is something many people say when they're frustrated - the first thing that comes out their mouth is, "Oh Lord/Oh God, why?" kinda thing.

    The 'Savior' line could be referencing someone who really helped her through a tough time, and they've become the speakers pseudo-savior.

    Perhaps it's because I don't believe in God but, my mind immediately goes to this song simply being about someone she cares for deeply, and they've been their person savior at times.
    rowkem388on December 02, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually, I've thought about it more, and I have another meaning.

    To me this song is saying that no matter how I feel, no matter what my circumstances, God is always the one who has what I need.
    Reminds me of what Peter said to Jesus when most of Jesus' disciples left him. He asked Peter if he was going to leave too, and Peter said "Lord, where would we go? Only you have the words of life."
    SpringChicken22on February 10, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song, and although I'm not religious it makes me want to jump around like a rowdy baptist! (no disrespect you guys know how to party with the lord and rejoice, that's all I'm saying)
    FrescaMon September 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is a prayer to God/Goddess/Brahma/Universe/Source/whatever you believe in. It's basically saying "no matter how much I fuck up, God/etc will always be there for me"
    jazzyspazzyon August 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor the people in denial that God doesn't exist and like this song and saying it's about someone special (a human being):

    this song is clearly about God..

    why?

    "When friends are gone I know my saviour's love is real"

    If she was talking about someone on earth that she can depend on or someone that's a savior for always being there for her then wouldn't that "someone" be considered a "friend"? I mean I know if I had someone like that, I would definitely call them my friend...but she says "When FRIENDS are gone"....did u read that? "I know my saviour's love is real". It couldn't be more clear that this song is about God and I respect your choices of not believing but please don't try to mold things written about God into things of your liking by saying "it's about a friend or a lover so I now I have a reason to like it"


    At least Shockdelica acknowledged that he/she knows this song is about God but doesn't care for it but just likes the track, so thank you for being honest and I respect your choice.

    jimbabweon July 15, 2011   Link

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