The book of love
The Book of Love
It’s one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever listened, from a lead vocalist of Genesis, Peter Gabriel.
Unlike what Gabriel says “The book of love” is long and boring”, I never get bored of listening to this classic tune, over and over, day by day, moment by moment until the song got bored of me listening to it.
But, it’s funny how a composer got an idea when making a song
It’s originally from The Monotones when Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line “wonder where the yellow went”.
From there he got the idea for the line, “I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love”, working it up into a song.
The “boom” part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing. It sounded good, so they added it to the song.
Here’s a glimpse of the original lyrics:
“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”
Now, is love really long and boring as written in “The book of love?” ?
Perhaps, it’s true when we’re too busy expecting love to give something in return
In fact, love isn’t about how much we get, but how much we give. When we don’t give a damn of how much we get, we could manage expectation and enjoy every second the clock ticks when love comes to our lives.