"My Kind Of Love" as written by Emeli Sande, Daniel Tannenbaum and Emile Haynie....
I can't buy your love, don't even wanna try
Sometimes the truth won't make you happy
So I'm not gonna lie
But don't ever question that my heart beats only for you
It beats only for you

I know I'm far from perfect
Nothing like your entourage
I can't grant you any wishes
I won't promise you the stars
But don't ever question that my heart beats only for you
It beats only for you

'Cause when you given up
When no matter what you do, it's never good enough
When you never thought that it could ever get this tough
That's when you feel my kind of love

And when you're crying out
When you fall and then can't pick
You're heavy on the ground
When the friends you thought you had haven't stuck around
That's when you feel my kind of love

You won't see me at the parties
I guess I'm just no fun
I won't be turning up the radio
Singing baby you're the one
But don't ever question that my heart beats only for you
It beats only for you

I know sometimes I get angry and I'd say what I don't mean
I know I keep my heart protected, far away from my sleeve
But don't ever question that my heart beats only for you
It beats only for you

'Cause when you given up
When no matter what you do, it's never good enough
When you never thought that it could ever get this tough
That's when you feel my kind of love

And when you're crying out
When you fall and then can't pick
You're heavy on the ground
When the friends you thought you had
Haven't stuck around
That's when you feel my kind of love

'Cause when you given up
When no matter what you do, it's never good enough
When you never thought that it could ever get this tough
That's when you feel my kind of love


Lyrics submitted by TheLostOneWandering, edited by IvoryJet, MistyDay, jw39, sourwolf1994

"My Kind of Love" as written by Emile Haynie Emeli Sande

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  • +5
    My InterpretationWhen I first listened to this song, I got the same meaning everyone else did. But after listening to it multiple times, I've gotten a totally different, deeper meaning. Plus Emeli Sande lyrics are always so deep, there had to be more than "I'll always be by your side".

    I feel like it could be about her being cold. shes telling you about how cold she is in a relationship. How she keeps her heart guarded. And how its hard to express the way she feels because of all the trials and tribulations in the past shes been through.

    Verse 1: Tough Love- shes basically saying "I wont sugar coat anything. I'm going to tell it like it is. No matter how much It hurts you, It's out of love." Possibly because shes previously been in the relationship where she was promised the stars, and wishes, and was hurt and lied to. and feels that she wont let her partner be subjected to the same kind of hurt shes been through in the past.

    Verse 2: Over time shes become a hermit So to speak. Shes become reclusive. She keeps to herself. She wont be singing love songs because that's not the type of love she knows. Shes been there, done that. Shes a bit bitter. She has a hard time expressing the way she feels. and keeps her heart at bay, but no matter what She says, She still loves him. That's The only way she know how to express her love.

    In the chorus, shes basically saying, "when you've been through everything that I've been through, when you feel the way I've felt, then you'll understand why I am the way I am, and why I love the way I love. You will feel MY kind of love. The way I express MY love."

    Long story short:

    "Take a walk in my shoes, then you'll know love the way I know love. The only way I know HOW TO love."
    IvoryJeton February 20, 2013   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningIt's just saying that she's not outwardly romantic, or she's not going to trip over herself to let everyone know that she's in love. But, it's also saying that her kind of love is just as deep, if not deeper, than the norm. It's also saying that her love is the type of love you're going to want/need when your life gets flipped upside down for whatever reason.
    MistyDayon March 20, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe's saying that whenever you need her, she'll always be there. When your day is bad, when your life is going down the drain, she'll be there no matter what. When people put you down and make you feel like your not worth it, she'll be there. So dont ever question if her heart beats only for him. Because if she's willing to be there through all that, then its no question that it does.
    piper888on June 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningShe's just an introverted person like me and I feel the same. It's about friendship. Many people think that love beetween friends is all about fun, parties, being together, laughing together, flattering each other etc. So they forget another side of love or even what love actually is. I think it's kind of an excuse to person who is her friend and who thinks that she doesn't live hom (her) becouse she never flatter and doesn't go to parties etc. May be my interpretation is very simple but I think and feel the same way.
    Matreshkaon May 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is saying that whenever you need her she's always going to be there no matter what. When the lyrics say " When you've given up and no matter what you do is never good enough and when you never thought that it could ever get this tough that's when you feel my kind of love" i think these lyrics are saying that when you've given up on things i'll be there and you'll feel my love. Also the friends have walked out too because the lyrics say " When the friends you thought you had never stuck around" basically she's saying again she'll be there through it all.
    dionnemcfon July 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationShe explains how she may not be perfect. (e.g. quiet at parties, getting angry sometimes) But even though she has those imperfections, she will be there for him whenever things are not going well in his life. Because she is by his side so much, he can't really question that her heart doesn't beat for him.
    MirlyMeon August 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    TranslationI'm trying to get the meaning of 'I know I keep my heart protected, far away from my sleeve'
    Would sombody tell me what's the meaning of 'far away from my sleeve' here!
    nedcovichon September 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see it as in a religious kind of way. I'm not religious, but it can mean that in the first verse, the first part it's like God telling her " I can't buy your love... etc", then she responds : "I know I'm far from perfect, etc... " Like God loves her, she loves God, but sometimes she thinks she can't anymore, and even though she believes in God, bad stuff keep happening. Then, the second verse it's the same, the first part being God, " You won't me at the parties..." then again her saying " I know sometimes I get angry... ", and the chorus being completly in God's point of view, you feel frustrated , but that is when God comes in to rescue ( in a christian point of view ).
    jbvyletteon April 02, 2013   Link

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