Sunday, March 22, 2009

Was reading Rantings in Colombo this morning and came across one of the most beautiful lines of prose I've read in a long time - If you walk out on me, I'm walking after you.

The simplicity of those few words and the weight of them, the implications in that entire line just stopped me cold. Dammit, why cant I think of something so cool like that?! About the most articulate I have able to be were a combination of two grunts and a barely audible, 'well, I kind of like you'....

So what options are there for an inarticulate male in the 'knock em out of their socks' terms of endearment department - I'll tell you, the titles and lyrics of songs!

Over the years, out of idle curiosity I rush to assure anyone reading this I've compiled a list of songs which are supposedly, theoretically, able to convey my heart and souls longings to the luck (or not) recipient.

All of the come under the title of SOB, the meaning of which if I am asked nicely, I may be cajoled into revealing.

With no further ado my list then

Afterglow - INXS
All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
Amazed - Lonestar
Annie's Song - John Denver
As Long As You Love Me
Beautiful Soul - Jesse McCartney
Because Of You - Tony Bennett
Breath - Faith Hill
I'm Calling - Celine Dion
Come What May - Nicole Kidman and Ewan Mcgregor
Crazy Love - Brian McKnight
For You - John Denver
Forever In Love - Kenny G
From The Inside - Ben Harper
Goodbye My Lower - James Blunt
Help Me Make It Through The Night - Gladys Knight and The Pips
Here For You - Firehouse
Here I am - Air Supply
Here With Me - Dido & Enya
How To Save A Life - The Fray
I Finally Found Someone - Bryan Adamas & Barbara Streisand
I Have Always Loved You - Enrique Iglesias
I hope You Dance Ronan Keating
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight – Air Supply
I Live My Life For You – Firehouse
I Love You Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
I Love, Need And Want You – Patti Labelle
I Need You Now – Firehouse
I Only Want To Be With You – Hottie and The Blowfish
I Think We Are Alone Now – Tiffany
I Wanna Be Your Everything – Keith Urban
I Want To Hold Your Hand – Sung By TV Caprio
I Will Be Right Here Waiting For You – Richard Marx
I Will Find You - Enya
I Won’t Go Home Without You – Maroon 5
If Tomorrow Never Comes – Ronan Keating
Inside Your Heaven – Carrie Underwood
It’s Your Love – Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley
Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack
Lost – Michael Buble
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Love of A Lifetime – Firehouse
Love Me – Collin Raye
Missing You Now – Michael Bolton
Neon Moon – Brooks & Dunn
No Matter What – Boyzone
Not Fire, Not Ice – Ben Harper
Oh What A Night – Billy Joel
Secret Lovers – Atlantic Star
She’s Always A Woman
She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel
Somewhere Out There – James Ingram & Linda Rostand
Spend My Life With You – Eric Benet
Standing At The Edge Of The Earth – Blissid Union
Stolen Moments – Hank Snow
Sweet Love – Anita Baker
Thank You – Dido
Thank You For Loving Me – Bon Jovi
The Closer I Get To You – Luther Vandross
The Love I Found In You – Jim Brickman
The One That You Love – Air Supply
The Way You Look Tonight – Toney Bennett
The Way You Make Me Feel – Ronan Keating
This I Promise You – Both The N’sync and The Ronan Keating Versions
Together Forever
We Belong – Pat Benatar
When I Look In Your Eyes – Firehouse
When I See You Smile – Firehouse
When You Really Love A Woman – Bryan Adams
White Flag – Dido
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
Wrapped – Gloria Estefan
Yesterday – The Beatles
You And I – Kenny Rogers
You Are The Love Of My Life – Jim Brickman
You Decorated My Heart – Kenny Rogers
You Don’t Have To Be Alone – N Sync
You Are All I Nee – Kelly Clarkson


  1. Clearly another Billy Joel fan:) you should also maybe check out 'And so it goes'. the lyrics blow me away with all their simplicity. So just how much cajoling will it take for you to reveal the secret behind SOB?:)