Radio VII, side B, track 3: “Do You Believe In Love” by Huey Lewis and The News

Oh, Huey Lewis and The News, I love it when you sing about love.  When some performers sing about it they make it sound like this mystical thing that’s maybe a little out of reach, some sing about it and make it sound confusing and sad, some sing about it and make it sound like it’s going to be a lot of work and might involve more nudity than one might be comfortable with.  But you guys, you guys make love sound fun.  You make it sound like a working-class fact of life.  It’s gonna happen and it’s gonna be great and it’s gonna be pretty amazing but it doesn’t need to be dressed up and mythologized.  Your love songs are common sense love songs.  They’re not saying “Love is this rare gem that you must struggle and toil and suffer to find, and when you find it you must guard it and worship it and never let it out of your sight.”  What they are saying is “There’s nothing wrong with just being a guy who’s kinda lonely, and you know what, you might meet the woman of your dreams at the bar while listening to some of our songs, and that’s pretty cool because love is pretty cool, jack.”  That IS pretty cool, Huey Lewis and The News, and I’ve always loved believing in your kind of love.

“Do You Believe In Love”

I was walkin’
Down a one-way street
Just a-lookin’
For someone to meet
One woman
Who was lookin’ for a man

Now I’m hopin’ (hopin’)
That the feelin’ is right
And I’m wonderin’ (wonderin’)
If you’ll stay for the night
So I’m comin’
(I don’t wanna be lonely, baby, please tell me)
I wanna love you all over

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it’s true
Do you believe in love
Oh, you’re makin’ me believe it, too

Now the feelin’
Is beginnin’ to grow
And the meaning
Is somethin’ you only know
If you believe it
Take my hand and I’ll take your heart
Come on

Now I wonder (wonder)
Where does true love begin
I’m goin’ under (under)
So I’m lettin’ you in
My woman
(I don’t wanna be lonely, baby, please tell me)
I wanna love you all over

Do you believe in love (do you believe in love)
Do you believe it’s true (do you believe that it’s true)
Do you believe in love
Oh, you’re making me believe it, too

Yeah

<awesome saxophone solo>

I used to have you in a photograph
I’m so glad it’s changed
But now I’ve got you and it’s gonna last
Do you believe in
Love

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it’s true
(I’m so glad, I’m so glad)
Do you believe in love
Oh, you’re making me believe it, too
Yeah!

Weeoo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Do you believe in love
Weeoo ooo ooo weeooo
Do you believe it’s true
Weeoo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Do you believe in love
Weeoo ooo ooo weeooo

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