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Originally Posted by nightchef ➡️
I think the tricky thing about writing love songs is putting emotional depth and risk in them. Sappy, cookie-cutter love songs tell us about a feeling but don't make us feel it, don't touch us in a vulnerable place. A good love song can make me cry, but it usually doesn't do that by saying "ooh I love you so much." It shows me the impact of that feeling. Which is hard.
Feeling may come from both the song and the delivery. Perhaps a different artist would have performed Dan Hill’s song with more depth. As an example, Tim Freedman (The Whitlams) wrote a very simple love song that works for me - I can imagine him singing this to someone he loves: