This song has touched my life in so many ways, and I wanted to share with all of you.

It's title is The Book of Love, by Peter Gabriel.  It was written for the movie Shall We Dance with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. 

 

 

The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing
But I
I love it when you read to me
And you
You can read me anything
The book of love has music in it
In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb
But I
I love it when you sing to me
And you
You can sing me anything
The book of love is long and boring
And written very long ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we're all too young to know
But I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
And I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
And I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
You ought to give me wedding rings

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Soon2...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 7:22 AM

nice song! thanks for sharing, its really beautiful!

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Hugge...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:46 PM

Are you sure it was written for that movie?? Because I heard that song a few years ago in the movie "The Book of Love" which came out in 2004.

This version sounds much prettier though. I don't like the guy's voice that sings it in that movie

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Hugge...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:51 PM

This is the first people I heard it by, The Magnetic Fields

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Magnetic+Fields/_/The+Book+of+Love

Says this cd came out in Sept. 1999. But the guy's voice is not the best. I remember thinking it was such an amazing song but the guy singing it almost ruined it!!

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jacks...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 3:03 PM hmm...well I know peter gabriel's version was for this movie...maybe that's where my mind got it.

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Arwynne
Feb. 2, 2008 at 6:22 PM
This is a great song- I love Peter Gabriel. He's one of my favorite artists :)

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