episode #18 love theme

Spoken Word

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”


“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”


“Selfishness doesn’t consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love.”


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu

“Love comes with hunger.”


“Even a very small degree of hope is enough to cause the birth of love.”


“Love is a person’s idea about his/her needs in other person what you are attracted to.”

Thomas Hobbes

“Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, Hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!”

Joseph Addison

“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”


“Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.”

John Donne

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.”

Fyodor Dostoevski

“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.”

Leo Tolstoy

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.”


“Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent love protects you from age.” 

Jeanne Moreau

“Don’t forget to love yourself.”

Soren Kierkegaard

“And in the end, the love you take – Is equal to the love you make.” 

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Sex and the City


Pharrell Williams: Hunter

Gorillaz: Tranz

Hot Chip: Love Is The Future

Robyn (feat. Kleerup): With Every Heartbeat

BADBADNOTGOOD (feat. Mick Jenkins): Hyssop of Love

Nina Simone: I’m Gonna Leave You

Hugh Laurie: I Hate a Man Like You

Barry White: Love Makin’ Music

Gene Williams: Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away

Grady Tate: And I Love Her

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald: Cheek To Cheek

Florence + The Machine: No Choir

Damon Albarn: Heavy Seas of Love


Just because it’s the middle of night – That don’t mean I won’t hunt you down – ‘Cause up, in, deep inside. – It’s pullin’ me and I want your love

You and I should be gettin’ it right – Ain’t no sense in you holdin’ on down – If I can’t have you, nobody can

This an animal speaking that’ll hunt you down

You’re leaving me – What on for the ‘let it go’? – You can’t be serious – You know what’s in my blood.

[Pharrell Williams]

Oscillate yourself tonight – When you’re in your bed – Assimilate the dopamine – Passing through your head

When you get back on a Saturday night – And your head is caving in

Do you look like me, do you feel like me – Do you turn into your effigy? 

See yourself with cupid’s flame – Chipped in your head – Pay them a cake, the satellites – Passing by the edge


So I don’t look back – Still I’m dying with every step I take – Just a little, little bit better – Good enough to waste some time

Tell me would it make you happy – We could keep trying – But things will never change


Wolves in disguise – How you supposed to see them with the wool in your eyes?

Sheep to the radio, we fooled and surprised – They ain’t never loved me, it’s bullshit and lies

Won’t you recognise – All the real gold gets stole by design – That shit in your mind

I’m on this love as of late – Smoking bud – Praying to the one above

I been thinking ’bout his love as of late – Like a drug, you won’t ever get enough

I’ve been feeling like the plug as of late –  And I ain’t saying it’s the same kind of high

If you trying to feel good – And you need a pusher that’ll push


I’m gonna leave you yes I’m gonna – I’m gonna leave you ’cause I want to

And I’ll go where people love me – And I’ll stay there ’cause they love me

No more headaches no more heartbreaks – I’m gonna leave you where I met you

I’m gonna leave you whit your money – I want somebody to call me honey

I don’t want gold rings – I want to hear sweet things – I need affection and not protection

[Nina Simone]

I hate a man like you – Don’t like the things you do

Eating and drinking, sitting at the inn – Grinning in my face and winking at my friends – When my back is turned you’re like a rooster at a hen

Lord, I hate a man like you

[Hugh Laurie]

A love like ours – Could never die – As long as I Have you near me

Bright are the stars that shine – Dark is the sky

I know this love of mine –  Will never die

[Grady Tate]

Heaven, I’m in heaven – And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak

And I seem to find the happiness I seek – When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

I love to climb a mountain – And reach the highest peak – But it doesn’t thrill me half as much – As dancing cheek to cheek

[Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald]

And it’s hard to write about being happy – ‘Cause all that I get

I find that happiness is an extremely uneventful subject – And there would be no grand choirs to sing

No chorus could come in – About two people sitting doing nothing

But I must confess – I did it all for myself – I gathered you here – To hide from some vast unnameable fear

But the loneliness never left me – I always took it with me -But I can put it down in the pleasure of your company

[Florence + The Machine]

When your soul isn’t right – And it’s raw to the night – It’s in your hands

When the traces of dark come – To fade in the light – You’re in safe hands – Heavy seas of love

Radiance is in you – As above so below on the – Heavy seas of love

We come together in you – Counting out the new moons on the – Heavy seas of love

If the world is too tall – You can jump you won’t fall – You’re in safe hands

What the day will now give – How those seeds will now live – It’s in your hands

[Damon Albarn]

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