32* All of me

A neo soul and R&B singer, composer and pianist from Springfield, Ohio who has colaborated with Snoop Dogg and Kanye West among other artists. He has already won several Grammys and he has launched 5 albums (!)

He is John Legend

And today’s song is a love anthem. This song is surely to be on the “most romantic songs ever” list!

Starting with the presentation of the ever-romantic hypothesis “what would I do without you”… and specifying what he loves about her with compliments added: smart mouth and beautiful mind

 

That’s exactly what I liked the most. That combination between beauty and intelligence. So real for the first time. Not another silly song that just mentions how sexy she is, but actually a true statement of what is there to appreciate of a great woman.

Even when she drives him crazy (and we know all women do so) he loves her, he accepts her and he wants to be there for her at the worst and at the weakest moments.

And comparing her with music, what is better than combining love, music and women?

Nothing, I know.

 

Finally as I see it, the official music video was filmed in black & white to express clearly the nostalgia in this song and the memory-like shots, but I believe they made a slighty mistake there…

Because the backgrounds in this video are amazing!

And they would be more appreciated if they were full-color

From the landscape across his window, the pool, the piano inside the house, the boat in the lake and the underwater shots…

Just imagine that beautiful turquoise color of the water or the green of the trees around them, too bad we couldn’t see it perhaps it was an strategy to keep us focus on the story between the lovers.

 

And at the end of the video we see some seconds (the most important) of John’s wedding because this song’s side-story is: it was composed for his fiance

 

…And the legendary lyrics (english/spanish) :

What would I do without your smart mouth?
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out 
Got my head spinning, no kidding, 
I can’t pin you down 

What’s going on in that beautiful mind?
I’m on your magical mystery ride 
And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, 
but I’ll be alright 

My head’s under water 
But I’m breathing fine 
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind 

‘Cause all of me 
Loves all of you 
Love your curves and all your edges 
All your perfect imperfections 

Give your all to me 
I’ll give my all to you 
You’re my end and my beginning 
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me 
And you give me all of you 

How many times do I have to tell you? 
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too 
The world is beating you down, 
I’m around through every mood 
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse 
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues 
I can’t stop singing, 
it’s ringing, in my head for you 

(…)

Cards on the table, 
we’re both showing hearts 
Risking it all, though it’s hard 

(…)

 

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