Behind the romantic music

Joey GarciaBefore selecting songs to set the mood for your Valentine, take this test to see if you can tell the difference between love and infatuation. Put on your thinking cap, read the lyrics below and decide whether these romantic sentiments describe infatuation games or true love:

1. I’m falling in and out of love with you. I never loved a man the way that I love you. —Alicia Keys

2. Did I ask too much? More than a lot. You gave me nothing. Now it’s all I’ve got. We’re one, but we’re not the same. Well, we hurt each other. Then we do it again. You say love is a temple, love a higher law. You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl. —U2

3. What make men go crazy when a woman wear her dress so tight? Why do men go crazy when a woman wear her dress so tight? Must be the same ole thing that makes a tomcat fight all night!—Willie Dixon

4. You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. Love don’t come easy. It’s a game of give and take. —The Supremes

5. I never cared much for moonlit skies. I never winked back at fireflies. But now that the stars are in your eyes, I’m beginning to see the light.—Joe Williams

6. My heart was lost on a distant planet that whirls around the April moon. Whirling in an arc of sadness, I’m lost without you. And though you hold the keys to ruin of everything I see, with every prison blown to dust, my enemies walk free. Though all my kingdoms turn to sand and fall into the sea, I’m mad about you. I’m mad about you.—Sting

7. Let’s stay together. Loving you whether times are good or bad, happy or sad.—Al Green

8. Oh, yeah, you wreck me, baby. You break me in two. But you move me, honey. Yes, you do.—Tom Petty

9. I don’t want you cook my bread. I don’t want you to make my bed. I don’t want you because I’m sad and blue. I just want to make love to you.—Willie Dixon

10. Used up all of my friends, who needs them, when you mean everything? Give up all of my plans, who needs them, when you mean everything to me? You make me come. You make me complete. You make me completely miserable.—Lit

11. Love and Happiness. It’ll make you do wrong, it’ll make you do right.—Al Green

12. I took us for better and I took us for worse. Don’t you ever forget it. Now the steel bars between me and a promise, suddenly bend with ease, the closer I’m bound in love to you, the closer I am to free. —Indigo Girls

13. Seems like every month or two, we hit a wall. Will I be the first to bend? Will I lay down and surrender and draw you back again? Well, I know we could reach an understanding, but a superficial kiss won’t be enough. Well, the only bridge across our canyon is built upon the sacrifice of love.—Charlie Peacock

14. As around the sun the earth knows she’s revolving, and the rosebuds know to bloom in early May. Just as hate knows love’s the cure. You can rest your mind assure. That I’ll be loving you always. —Stevie Wonder

Meditation of the week
“Only love can bring individual beings to their perfect completion as individuals because only love takes possession of them and unites them by what lies deepest within them,” wrote Teilhard de Chardin. Who would you be if you were possessed by love? What would a life possessed by love look like?

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