End of a Love Affair
End of a Love Affair - in Song Titles
Stories about love and love affairs usually fascinate me. Second to Lee Child mysteries, that is. Quotes about love are among my favorites. Like this quote from Rita Rudner: "Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times."
So I got to thinking about how many songs have been written about being in love. and how many have been written about breaking up - the end of a love affair. Literally hundreds.
So I said to myself, "Self, I bet you could write a story using only song titles." Of course, I took the challenge. Here is my story about the end of a love affair written by using only published song titles. There are only two characters in this story: the BOY and the GIRL.
BOY: Be my love!
GIRL: Let me go, lover!
BOY: I just called to say I love you.
GIRL: What's love got to do with it?
BOY: I can't stop loving you.
GIRL: Will you still love me tomorrow?
BOY: Make love to me.
GIRL: Stop in the name of love.
BOY: Love will keep us together.
GIRL: (You are a) Part time lover.
BOY: Baby, I need your loving.
GIRL: You've lost that loving feeling.
BOY: This guy's in love with you.
GIRL: You give love a bad name.
BOY: All you need is love.
GIRL: (You know) 50 ways to leave your lover.
BOY: How am I supposed to live without you?
GIRL: I'll never fall in love again.
BOY: Breakin' up is hard to do.
GIRL: Why don't you do right?
BOY: Love and marriage?
GIRL: I would do anything for love, but I won't do that!
Favorite "Song" Cartoons
Did I capture the poignant drama of the end of a love affair? Did the song titles do the job?
Here are some of my favorite love quotes to put a smile on your face and a sparkle in your step. Share them with someone you love.
"You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip." ~Jonathan Carroll
"Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old." ~John Ciardi
"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired ." ~ Robert Frost
"Infatuation subsides, so make sure the other person is someone who can stand you." - drbj
"Love means nothing in tennis, but it's everything in life." ~Author Unknown
"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world ." ~Author Unknown
"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." ~Author Unknown
© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2011, 2012 rev. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So"
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