A lot of the most popular “love” songs are actually about broken hearts. And when you want to share love song quotes with your partner in a sweet, off-the-cuff text in the middle of the day, Sam Smith isn’t exactly the right vibe. (I mean…”And deep down I know this never works, but you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt”?)
Which is why my husband and I started an epic love songs playlist as an ongoing love letter to each other—filled with modern, happy songs about love.
Real love—not heartbreak or betrayal or stalking. And nothing disgustingly sappy, either.
You probably won’t hear these gems on the radio, but they’ve got the best love song quotes for sharing with your partner.
The Most Beautiful Love Song Quotes That Will Make Your Partner Swoon
Here are a few of the most beautiful love song quotes from our love songs playlist.
They explain so beautifully what it’s like to be in love, and they’re perfect for writing in an anniversary card, sending via an impromptu text, or jotting down for a surprise note to leave under your loved one’s pillow.
1. The Idea of Growing Old† by The Features
We can talk all night, we can talk all day,
We can play charades when there is nothing to say.
You turn me on to the idea of growing old.
2. Sweeter Than This by Katie Herzig
I’ll feed you ramen and you’ll braid my hair
Anything goes when you don’t even care
When you’re this far in love
3. Sleepy Tigers by Her Space Holiday
We’re gonna jump in bed and be all alone
You’ll make biscuits and I’ll make tea
We’ll curl up close and then fall asleep
To the sound of no one else, no one else around
4. You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
We might not have any money
But we’ve got our love to pay the bills
5. You Make Me Happy by Lindsey Ray
It’s the heart on your sleeve never making me wonder
It’s the bond that we tie up and over and under
You’re the sun and the rain and my grass is always green
6. Riptide by Vance Joy
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
You’re gonna sing the words wrong
7. I’m Not Sorry by Meiko
I wanna have your kids someday
They’d all have dimples on their face like you
And when you’re old or bald or grey
I’m gonna love your wrinkly face
Nobody else could love you like I do
8. Overwhelmed by Tim McMorris
I could sing a thousand songs about you, still that would not do
There’s a million tiny things that make the things that you do, you
I wouldn’t trade our time together, wouldn’t trade for anything
‘Cause nothing else here in the world can bring the happiness you bring
9. Love Is What You Are by Old 97’s
Love is what you are
Not what you do
I know what you are
And I love you
10. All I Want Is You by Barry Louis Polisar
If you were a wink, I’d be a nod
If you were a seed, well I’d be a pod
If you were the floor, I’d wanna be the rug
And if you were a kiss, I know I’d be a hug
All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea
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