There’s a misconception by some younger people that simply by saying I love you, it is just enough to seal the deal and solve relationship problems.
What You Already Know
Back in the 90’s, one of my favourite love ballads was the song “More than Words” by the band Extreme. I think most people remember that song more than the band itself.
What You Don’t know
What most people don’t know about the song is that the lyrics written and sung by the male vocalist(Gary Cherone) was actually from a woman’s point of view. Gary expressed it as how he thought his girlfriend felt about him. By just saying I love you all the time and not proving or showing it, no relationship can work out. Here’s the first part of the verse with chorus on how the woman felt about her man.
Saying I love you
Is not the words I want to hear from you
It’s not that I want you
Not to say, but if you only knew
How easy it would be to show me how you feel
More than words is all you have to do to make it real
Then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me
Cause I’d already know
There are many stories originating from Tinseltown where towards the ending, the hero gathers just enough courage to express the words, “I love you” to the girl. That action will be enough to stop the girl from finishing her wedding wows with the “other guy”(which is always portrayed as the jack ass) and make her run away with the hero to live happily ever after.
Remember those stereotypical stories? Only those who had really tied the knot for many years can attest to you that saying I love you is just like turning on the ignition key of a car. You will need to have driving skills, knowledge and experience to make a successful journey ahead which will definitely be bumpy. Of course you don’t learn all that in the movies because scripts like that are not a winning formula.
Just remember the saying,”Action speak louder than words”. Saying I love you will make all those actions even sweeter.
If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart,
but if they come from the tongue,they will not pass beyond the ears.
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