I've gotta take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I'm older

Oh, ooh, ooh

Now this mountain I must climb
Feels like the world upon my shoulders
Through the clouds, I see love shine
It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life, there's been heartache and pain
I don't know if I can face it again
Can't stop now, I've traveled so far to change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is, I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is, I know you can show me
Oh, oh

I'm gonna take a little time
A little time to look around me
I've got nowhere left to hide
It looks like love has finally found me

In my life, there's been heartache and pain
I don't know if I can face it again
I can't stop now, I've traveled so far to change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is, I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is, I know you can show me
I wanna know what love is, I want you to show me
(And I wanna feel) I wanna feel what love is
(I know) I know you can show me

Let's talk about love (I wanna know what love is)
Love that you feel inside (I want you to show me)
And I'm feeling so much love (I wanna feel what love is)
No, you just can't hide (I know you can show me)

I
I, I wanna know what love is (let's talk about love)
I want you to show me
I wanna feel it (I want to feel what love is)
I wanna feel it too
And I know, and I know, I know you can show me
(Show me love is real, yeah) I want to know what love is

I wanna know, oh, oh (I want you to show me)
I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know (I wanna feel what love is)
I wanna feel


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  • +3
    My InterpretationI believe it's about someone who has never been in a serious relationship but desperately wants to.
    IRONCAT68on April 21, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just heard Winona sing it on Oprah and it means a person yearns desperately to know what love is and what's to know what it feels like inside. Winona had everyone in tears when she sang it. I hoped to hear Foreigner sing it. Does anyone know where online I can go to listen to a song and not just read the lyrics? As for a comment about what the song means to me... it reminds me of the lucky I am to feel love towards someone and to feel their love back. I know what love is... it's everything.
    ginnyblueon May 12, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA hooker? Please.
    Ultimate Panopticonon April 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is really romantic, in a rock and roll kinda way. if you like to keep your tough ass image and yet want to express your feelings for a chick this song is perfect. or "meatloaf" 's song, 2 outta three aint bad.
    njrockstarbanditon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis has to be the hands down most emotional love rock song EVER!.
    Ramagammaon April 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow its hard to sing along to this song when u know exactly how the speaker feels. i so wana know wot love is!
    liv85on November 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentROFL. Durang0's comment cracked me up...

    Anyway, this is one of the classic love songs. Gotta love it. I could picture myself singing this to a certain girl I like... and in the middle, I picture my throat closing up and forgetting the words. :P
    DoubtFullon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a cheesy song, yet i still love it
    crash&burnon March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a song, for god's sake!!!! it's one of the sweetest songs I've ever heard!!! please show me what love is...i'm waiting in the dark!!!
    ---have fun---
    4everinloveon July 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell shooters! i am all for a tough ass with a teddy bear heart!
    :D
    leedleangieon July 24, 2006   Link

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