"No Ordinary Love" as written by Stuart Matthewman and Helen Adu....
I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love
You took my love

Didn't I tell you
What I believe
Did somebody say that
A love like that won't last
Didn't I give you
All that I've got to, give baby

I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love
You took my love

I keep crying
I keep trying for you
There's nothing like you and I baby

This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love

When you came my way
You brightened every day
With your sweet smile

Didn't I tell you
What I believe
Did somebody say that
A love like that won't last
Didn't I give you
All that I've got to, give baby

This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love

I keep crying
I keep trying for you
There's nothing like you and I baby

This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary love

Keep trying for you
Keep crying for you
Keep flying for you
And I'm falling

Falling

Keep trying for you
Keep crying for you
Keep flying for you
And I'm falling

Falling


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"No Ordinary Love" as written by Helen Folasade Adu Helen Adu

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  • +3
    General CommentI've loved this song for 15 years and as a child somehow it struck me emotionally, even though I had never felt the pain love can cause (or vice versa). But now i am at the end of a marriage, my husband and I have been through it all and back again- and I'm still strong enough to stay, but he is falling to his pride and i am losing him, after 'giving him everything I got' We both know this love is unique- we have a magnetic attraction to each other's souls that has kept us relentlessly faithful for so many years. And we've always shared a passion for Sade, so this is one of our favorite songs.
    On a second note, I hear Sade went through a serious heroine adciction while in a relationship with one of the members of her band (I think they were married?), and when she finally gave up the drug, he couldn't, and she speaks about her pain trying to help him, save him from falling...
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have heard details about that here and there- either way, the song itself will break me down to tears for as long as i live.
    sailed3on October 23, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsuch a beautiful song.

    it's about not being able to move on. she can't move on because nothing's can be like her & her love for this person. the love they had compares to nothing. so sad.
    missmeon December 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI gave you all the love I got
    I gave you more than I could give
    I gave you love
    I gave you all that I have inside
    And you took my love
    You took my love


    Story of my life at the moment. I give my love i give and give he never gives it back. She doesnt know if he loves her back. She keeps trying for his affection. crying at night because the times they were together was like a fairy tell. True love. Why can't a recognize that. She trying, crying, flying to him. No matter what she will keep falling in love with him. And it eats her more and more.
    Joychaoson March 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMeaning of songs? Hello?
    Not moaning of songs :)
    Good song however
    Iceman_007on December 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe is amazing. love this song.
    Last_niteon April 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lyrics read alone without music is a very powerful . The song though is is misty,dreamy ,and captivating. The song is about (I think anyways) someone
    writing to the lover that is not always in sight or in the same place at the same time. No Ordinary love,but feels like she is trying to find out what he is worried about in a way. The lyrics do not state it ,but the way they play the song is like someone trying to keep the 2 together by repeating that (Keep trying for you
    Keep crying for you
    Keep flying for you
    Keep flying I'm falling)
    My 2 cents given!! ; )
    Rodrivyon April 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfrustration, cos you know in your hearts that you should be together, but someone,, lots of them, in fact, saying .. 'didnt they tell you that a love like this wont last',, prove them wrong, cos they never experienced the true life long love.. that she is talking about. die loveless or fight . xx
    discodolly1970on November 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti slept with the man this song is written about. rule number one....if you have to fly more than once to be with a lover....end it. the frequent flyer miles are not worth it...
    bombayprincesson January 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an AMAZING SONG!
    By and Amazing, Beautiful, Very, Very talented woman.
    Like most of the other people on this site, it is a song I've
    Lived thru. The story of my Life.
    I've heard of too many people, who give their all to their
    Soulmate and it seems it is not enough.
    We give, and give, and give...like No ordinary love.
    I Love the Song... Even thou it cuts deep.
    I gave her all my love.. But, it just wasn't enough.
    I know I've heard many people say...
    True Love Never Hurts..
    Ah.. Oh yes it does...
    VictorMunozJron November 11, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the story of my life.
    SINnocenton July 11, 2002   Link

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