Music Mondays: How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)

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If the first installment of today’s Music Mondays is sweet, this one leaves me feeling sad and somewhat desolate. Why? Because even though the lyrics¬†appear to be a promise of love, I can’t help but feel that this is just the unrequited kind, when the love of the other has already gone and you’re left broken; but you still continue to love that person.

How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding

Take at look at these parts of the lyrics:

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can

How long will I want you
As long as you want me to
And longer by far

For me, it feels like the girl is saying “I will love you forever but if and when you don’t love/want/need me anymore, I’ll let you go.” Even if it hurts. Even if I still love you. Even if I still want to hold your hand, to embrace you, to see you, to be with you.

The fact that the song ends with the same first two lines only emphasizes that in the end, when everything is through, the girl will keep on loving that person.

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Am I the only one feeling this way towards this song?


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