I found a good song for this forum! According to Wikipedia, Queen's bass guitarist wrote 'You're My Best Friend' for his wife. Whew!
This reminds me of two men, one a friend, another a manager. Both got depressed when their wives went out of town to visit family.
It wasn't Moses who recorded - hence, the problem. Something was lost in the translation and interpretation giving someone an idea that wife will obey, husband dominate, and marriage is between a man and a woman (translator lost "sometimes" like I lose articles)
From what I understand, the first part of Genesis is a compilation of pre-existing records, which is what I think you just said.
In no way does it say that domination is recommended or a good or healthy, or that it will make a woman happy, hence my comment about chemical imbalance. It simply states an observation.
Should I delete the comment?
I veered off point.
Don't worry so much. It's good to talk things out and clarify ones thoughts. It's just men are not keen on over-analyzing, most of them like succinct. Lol, Andrea, you should be a hit!
Found a song from men's perspective
Awesome, both versions. I forgot about the piña colada song. Thanks!!
You know the famous movie line, "You can't handle the truth?" If this is reality, I can't cope.
I'm single and this is not what I was hoping for.
Luckily, it isn't your reality! It's just a song borne of a moment in time for someone else. You don't need to be alone and I'm certain a lovely person like you won't.
Aw, so sweet! Thanks!
How about this old song? Fantasy or reality? https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Huey-Lewis-News-Stuck-You-lyrics.html
This is about a new relationship, but it sounds more complex/real than the typical songs about infatuation. https://lyricstranslate.com/en/lovelytheband-broken-lyrics.html.
Succinct? Love this comment! No, I’m just feeling uncomfortable to be out there for everybody to see.
Come on, I’m going to demonstrate the opposite.
I don’t know the source anymore but I recall that men like to drink because that’s their way to shed tears… I don’t think that all those songs about romantic love are unreal. It’s all due to male role model that men act like men act. And everybody knowing me knows I truly hate stereotypes. My dear husband told my children: “You know that it’s real love if you’re sure the other person is an angel in disguise.” Whoa, that really blew my mind, because I knew he was talking about me and this was the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.
Usually men are so easy – most enjoy sex and food. And BreezyDay you want a man? There is nothing easier than that. Do get out there – I don’t care where (okay, not at work and don’t forget to check for the ring) – and go for your prey. Check him out, see what you like, go up to him, don’t forget to smile, look him right into the eyes, tell him you’d like to get to know him. If you’ve been turned down 10 times you are real good because that’s almost impossible. See it as a challenge – you have to collect 10 No’s!
Don’t forget: Your flaws are your strength. Nobody loves perfection. It’s nice to look at but not the real thing. So just be real – that’s it. And do read some Joseph Murphy. You are a sweet and loveable person. You only have to believe...
Talking about men? Ever seen For Colored Girls?
This is surely no romantic love song and shows some guys are also looking tor a relationship and feel used if a woman just wants to have "some fun":
Some young guy told his father: "Girls can be even worse than guys!" It can be as bad if you're looking gorgeous and do perform in public, singing and playing the guitar. Women tend to go crazy for guys like that.
I know stereotyping creates inaccuracy and frustration, so I don't blame you for hating stereotyping. Not all women are the same, not all men are the same. Still, there seem to be 'tendencies'.
Wow, this is great. I may as well create a Collection.
We have a good balance of male and female perspective, it seems.
I'm tempted to start a separate forum entitled either "sex and food" or " alchohol and sports". Then say, "Just kidding, I'm looking for songs that describe real love".
The collection idea is cool with me (not that I ever really contributed all that much lol ).
As a matter of fact, "Songs accurately, realistically describing romantic love" is self-contradictory. If something is "romantic", it always means it's idealised, fantastic, appealing deeply to the imagination. So something can't be realistic and romantic at the same time.
Hmm, hadn't thought of it that way, thank you.
I heard that ancient Greece had several words which all translate to the English word love: eros (romantic), philia (family, I think), agape (love of fellow man), and storge (friendship, I think). So I felt the need to narrow the topic.
I still don't think romance can only survive in make believe. There is true love and yes, romance can live in a marriage.
John Lennon found his true love - and no, it was not Yokos fault The Beatles broke up.
ahhh hi you guys :DD
can't sleep and found ur conversation here so uhhh hope you don't mind if I add my opinion?
Romanticized can both mean a literal expression of romance and/or an idealized perspective, so. Really comes down to context. In that sense, the use wasn't necessarily contradictory.
Also thanks for sticking up for Yoko :)) she gets so much hate unfairly
I always get up in the early morning hours and join in for conversation or mess up some translations.
Robert Smith wrote those lyrics as a wedding gift for his wife:
He truely loves her but can't see anything wrong in "loving" other women. She's got a different view though - but they still stick together. He said almost all songs are about his wife... They've met 45 years ago...
I never knew that!!!! Aw.
Tracey Thorne and Ben Watt (Everything But the Girl, EBTG) were a couple for 27 years, then married in 2008!
And Freddie Mercury called Mary Austin his wife, I think, even though he was gay and they never married. I would call that romantic reality. Sort of a Will and Grace relationship, maybe.
No spoilers!! I haven't seen Bohemian Rhapsody yet.
Love song to his wife after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease...
I thought he (Freddie Mercury) was bi? I could be wrong though...
You are correct--Freddie Mercury was indeed bisexual.
Kind of difficult to define sometimes, to me it seems he came out as a gay man later in bis life. Many gay people have experiences with heterosexual relationships as it is the social norm.
I like this one https://lyricstranslate.com/en/peter-hammill-birds-lyrics.html
A bit of a Russian touch The singers have been married for more than 20 years. Nice song!
But then you have David Bowie and Mick Jagger. So confusing!
Excellent! I can't wait to roll out this collection!
Found this song and thought it was perfect here. Thanks to Marco's translation!
Love it and the others too. Thanks BlackSea and everyone, if I didn't properly thank you above.
Am I too late?
No not too late. Keep 'em coming!
I'm looking at a Papyrus greeting card.
On the front it says, "Let's stay inside & binge watch TV together."
On the inside, "There's no one I'd rather do nothing with you."
Do men feel that way? Or is that estrogen fantasy?