50 Best Quotes And Song Lyrics About Relationships That Teach Us How To Love Hard

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Music just has a way of moving people. Whether to motivate, console or inspire, there is something about song lyrics that really makes a person think differently.

And when it comes to the best song lyrics about relationships, there is no shortage of romance to be found in the emotional material department.

Most artists have at least one song about love. Some may be more famous for singing about their exes and how moving on was beneficial to their newfound strength.

From hip-hop to country songs, true love songs exist in every genre. Even Hyperpop artists and metalheads are hopeless romantics at times. Some may sing about lost love and grieve over the pain that comes with it. Others sing about the fiery passion you feel when true love is at the highest of heights.

Love is complex, so there's no "best love song" out there. However, great songs to tell someone you love them include Beyoncé's classic hit "Crazy In Love," "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain, "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton, and "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden.

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The best relationship song is one with lyrics that spread healthy messages about love, learning from one another through that love, and growing to become a better person because of it. Songs like "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes and "Unconditionally" by Katy Perry both remind us what a true relationship built on compassion and care should look like.

For most of us, the majority of relationship songs are at least somewhat relatable, especially when you're in that stage of falling in love while listening to them. But we can really learn something special about love from each and every song. 

When you're not in the presence of the person you love, lyrics from love songs have a way of bringing those butterflies back to your stomach. And when things aren't going as well as you'd like, life lessons abound in romantic music.

In fact, what music teaches us about love, life and relationships is often profound.

From sultry to practical, these are the 50 best song lyrics about relationships to keep on a loop in our romantic playlists.

Song Lyrics About Relationships

1. "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra

"With each word your tenderness grows / Tearin' my fear apart / And that laugh, wrinkles your nose / Touches my foolish heart"

2. "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

"If you could see that I'm the one who understands you / Been here all along / So, why can't you see / You belong with me"

3. "Forever and Always" by Shania Twain

"'Cause I'm keepin' you forever and for always / We will be together all of our days / Wanna wake up every mornin' to your sweet face / Always"

4. "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

"Take me into your loving arms / Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars / Place your head on my beating heart / I'm thinking out loud / Maybe we found love right where we are"

5. "Adore You" by Harry Styles 

"I'd walk through fire for you / Just let me adore you / Like it's the only thing I'll ever do"

6. "Here, There and Everywhere" by The Beatles

"I want her everywhere / And if she's beside me / I know I need never care / But to love her is to need her everywhere"

7. "Halo" by Beyoncé

"It's like I've been awakened / Every rule I had you breakin' / It's the risk that I'm taking / I ain't never gonna shut you out"

8. "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry

"You make me / Feel like I'm livin' a teenage dream / The way you turn me on, I can't sleep / Let's run away and don't ever look back, don't ever look back"

9. "For The First Time" by The Script

"We're smiling but we're close to tears / Even after all these years / We just now got the feeling that we're meeting for the first time"

10. "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys

"God only knows what I'd be without you / If you should ever leave me / Though life would still go on, believe me / The world could show nothing to me"

11. "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" by Shawn Mendes

"Oh, I've been shaking / I love it when you go crazy / You take all my inhibitions / Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back"

12. "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake

"It's like you're my mirror / My mirror staring back at me / I couldn't get any bigger / With anyone else beside me / And now it's clear as this promise / That we're making / Two reflections into one"

Song Lyrics About Heartbreak

13. "The Night We Met" by Lord Huron feat. Phoebe Bridgers

"I had all and then most of you / Some and now none of you"

14. "Too Good At Goodbyes" by Sam Smith

"You must think that I'm stupid / You must think that I'm a fool / You must think that I'm new to this / But I have seen this all before"

15. "When The Party’s Over" by Billie Eillish

"But nothing is better sometimes / Once we've both said our goodbyes / Let's just let it go / Let me let you go"

16. "I Hate You, I Love You" by Gnash feat. Olivia O’Brien

"Feeling used / But I'm still missing you / And I can't see the end of this"

17. "Strangers" by Halsey feat. Lauren Jeuregui

"I remember, I remember what you told me / Said that we're not lovers, we're just strangers"

18. "Fix You" by Coldplay

"Lights will guide you home / And ignite your bones / And I will try to fix you"

19. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor

"It's been so lonely without you here / Like a bird without a song"

20. "Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have, But I Have It" by Lana Del Rey

"'Cause the ink in my pen don't look good in my pad / They write that I'm happy, they know that I'm not / But, at best, you can see I'm not sad / But hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have"

21. "I’d Rather Go Blind" by Etta James

"Whoo, I would rather, I would rather go blind, boy / Than to see you walk away from me, child, no"

22. "Bennington" by John Maus

"Well, I still love the girl from Bennington / Even though I'll never see her eyes"

23. "The Good Side" by Troye Sivan

"I got the good side of things / Left you with both of the rings"

24. “Coffin” by Jessie Reyez feat. Eminem

"You make me wanna / Jump off the roof / 'Cause I love you to death / Just like a fool"

25. "Let It Go" by James Bay

"So come on, let it go / Just let it be / Why don't you be you / And I'll be me"

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Song Lyrics About Love

26. "All Of Me" by John Legend

"'Cause all of me loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections"

27. "My Love Is Your Love" by Whitney Houston

"'Cause your love is my love / And my love is your love / It would take an eternity to break us / And the chains of Amistad couldn't hold us"

28. "Your Song" by Elton John

"I hope you don’t mind / That I put into words / How wonderful life is / Now you’re in the world"

29. "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna

"No matter what I do / I’m no good without you / And I can’t get enough / Must be love on the brain"

30. "All These Years" by Camilla Cabello

"'Cause after all these years / I still feel everything when you are near"

31. "When You’re Near Me I Have Difficulty" by XTC

"When you're near me I have difficulty respirating / When you're near me I have difficulty concentrating"

32. "If I Ain’t Got You" by Alicia Keys

"Some just want everything / But everything means nothing / If I ain’t got you"

33. "You Must Love Me" by Madonna

"Deep in my heart I’m concealing / Things that I’m longing to say / Scared to confess what I’m feeling / Frightened you’ll slip away"

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34. "My All" by Mariah Carey

"I am thinking of you / In my sleepless solitude tonight / If it’s wrong to love you / Then my heart just won’t let me be right"

35. "Lucky" by Jason Mraz

"I hear you in my dreams / I feel your whisper across the sea / I keep you with me in my heart / You make it easier when life gets hard"

36. “Why Can’t I?” by Liz Phair

"Why can't I breathe whenever I think about you? / Why can't I speak whenever I talk about you?"

37. "7 Years" by Charli XCX

"So hard, the things that we've been through (Yeah) / Could've fallen but we only grew (Yeah, uh)"

38. "Dreams" by The Cranberries

"And now I tell you openly / You have my heart, so don't hurt me / You're what I couldn't find / A totally amazing mind / So understanding and so kind / You're everything to me"

39. "Home" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 

"Oh, home, let me come home / Home is wherever I'm with you / Oh, home, let me come home / Home is where I'm alone with you"

40. "At Last" by Etta James

"At last / My love has come along / My lonely days are over / And life is like a song"

41. "You" by Nate Traveller

"You care for me / When no one else is there for me / You provide air for me, to breathe / I’ll watch you restlessly"

42. “How Deep Is the Ocean?” by Irving Berlin

"How much do I love you? / I'll tell you no lie / How deep is the ocean? / How high is the sky?"

43. "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper

"If you're lost you can look and you will find me / Time after time / If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting / Time after time"

44. "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

"When I see your face / There's not a thing that I would change / 'Cause you're amazing / Just the way you are"

45. "How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor

"I needed the shelter of someone's arms / And there you were / I needed someone to understand my ups and downs / And there you were"

46. "That’s How Strong My Love Is" by Otis Redding

"I'll be the ocean so deep and wide / And catch all the tears whenever you cry / I'll be the breeze after the storm is gone / To dry your eyes and love you all warm"

47. "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" by Stevie Wonder

"You are the sunshine of my life / That's why I'll always be around / You are the apple of my eye / Forever you'll stay in my heart"

48. "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison

"I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles / And the heavens open every time she smiles / And when I come to her that's where I belong / Yet I'm running to her like a river's song"

49. "Let’s Stay Together" by Al Green

"I, I'm so in love with you / Whatever you want to do is alright with me / 'Cause you make me feel so brand new / And I want to spend my life with you"

50. "Butterflies" by Kacey Musgraves

"Kiss full of color, makes me wonder where you've always been / I was hiding in doubt 'til you brought me out of my chrysalis / And I came out new / All because of you"

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Netia Everett is a life and relationship coach helping clients through heartbreak, lifestyle, and other relationship problems. She’s also a YouTuber, speaker, author, and entrepreneur.