I am ready for love
Why are you hiding from me?
I'd quickly give my freedom
To be held in your captivity

I am ready for love
All of the joy and the pain
And all the time that it takes
Just to stay in your good grace
Lately I've been thinking
Maybe you're not ready for me
Maybe you think I need to learn maturity
They say watch what you ask for
'Cause you might receive
But if you ask me tomorrow
I'll say the same thing

I am ready for love
Would you please lend me your ear?
I promise I won't complain
I just need you to acknowledge I am here

If you give me half a chance
I'll prove this to you
I will be patient, kind, faithful and true
To a man who loves music
A man who loves art
Respect's the spirit world
And thinks with his heart

I am ready for love
If you'll take me in your hands
I will learn what you teach
And do the best that I can

I am ready for love
Here with an offering of
My voice
My eyes
My soul
My mind

Tell me what is enough
To prove I am ready for love

I am ready

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Ready for Love Lyrics as written by India Arie Blue Miller

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    My Interpretation
    I am a guy, so might be hearing this from a less-romantic angle, but lyrics are all about personal interpretation, right? To me, this song is about a musician seeking an audience, seeking a record contract, and seeking "love" in the industry, even though she knows that fame will bring negatives as well. She has poured her heart asking what she has to do to get attention in the business. I bet this song was written before she had any kind of recording contract, and the industry was ignoring her. "Please lend me your ear." "I need you to acknowledge I am here." "Give me half a chance..." "A man who loves music, a man who loves art..." could be the industry as a whole or a particular recording executive. "Take me in your hands" and teach me the way in the industry. She is really looking for a chance and needs a mentor. She is offering the entire package soul, mind, eyes, but first mentioned is voice, which was a big tip off that song this was deeper than simply about love from one person. Read the lyrics with this in mind, and tell me what you think.
    bburchon September 10, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    This is suuuchhh a pretty song, and its definitley her best one so far. I think a lot of people could relate to it because her words explain things pretty well
    kgimbroneon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    gosh.. it's such a sad song. everyone can pretty much relate. no one can tell me that they've never felt lonely before. this song is too damn good. it's about her wanting to love and be loved in return.
    SuMcHiCk15on April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    this song is an expression of her. Of how she loves. this song was her release. anybody in love or who's ever been in love can relate because you know you'll love that person with all of you: heart mind soul body voice and eyes.
    CanDee02on April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    This song is absolutely beautiful! It's so refreshing to hear a song like this!
    defubuskornon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    "I will be patience, kind, faithful and true To a man who loves music A man who loves art Respect’s the spirit world And thinks with his heart "...my god, off the hook! the song took my breath away...:-(
    AgathaKavkaon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    I LOVE THIS SONG!!!! I can definitely relate to it. I'm in a situation like that. I listen to this song and I start to cry.
    taysia23on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    This song is incredibly beautiful! Her voice is so amazing and the song is very relazing! She is saying that she wants to find someone that embodies all that she imagines real love to be..."id quickly give my freedom to be held in your capitivity." Just that she would give her entire self to the man she finds that is "patient, kind, faithful and true." This song really is amazing...
    CrazyKaton June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    this song means everything! Everything that I've been trying to say. the first time I heard it I cried and played it over for hours. India is so open about what she wants, but at thesame time she is saying that not only does she know what she wants and THAT she wants someone, but that she is ready for all of the hard times and troubles that come along with the wonderful feeling of being really loved. She's saying that she doesn't want something simple, but something real and true- and that she's now strong enough to take whatever that love will give her. Just listening to this song makes me hope that she will find someone and be happy soon, because I can tell in her voice that she really is ready and she deserves someone to make her happy! Now, for me..:) ~*~...but that's just me...~*~
    PJRocker41on July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    I think that she meant to describe a point in which she has tried everything to get this guy to like her, to even notice her. Now, she just wants him to know that she has these feelings, and to "acknowledge that she is here". It shows her struggle with others in her album, making her seem real, a person, not an icon. I admire her for that.
    ritbrandonon July 23, 2002   Link

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