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Sara Bareilles - Love Song

Head underwater
And they tell me
To breathe easy for a while
Breathing gets harder, even I know that
Made room for me;
It's too soon to see
If I'm happy in your hands
I'm unusually hard to hold on to

Blank stares at blank pages
No easy way to say this
You mean well, but you make this hard on me

I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one
,
You see

I'm not gonna write you
A love song
'Cause you tell me it's
Make or breaking this
If you're on your way

I'm not gonna write you to
Stay
If all you have is leavin',
I'ma need a better reason
To write you
A love song
Today
Today, Yeah

I learned the hard way
That they all say
Things you want to hear


My heavy heart sinks deep down under
You and your twisted words,
Your help just hurts
You are not what I thought you were
Hello to high and dry

Convince me to please you
Make me think that I need this too
I'm trying to let you hear me as I am


I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one,
You see

I'm not gonna write you
A love song
'Cause you tell me it's
Make or breaking this
If you're on your way

I'm not gonna write you to
Stay
If all you have is leavin',
I'ma need a better reason
To write you
A love song
Today

Promise me that you'll leave the light on
To help me see
With daylight, my guide, gone
'Cause I believe there's a way you can love me
Because I say
I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one,
You see

I'm not gonna write you
A love song
'Cause you tell me it's
Make or breaking this
Is that why you wanted a love song?
'Cause you asked for it?
'Cause you need one?
You see

I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you tell me it's
Make or break in this
Or you're on your way
I'm not gonna write you
To stay

If your heart is nowhere in it
I don't want it for a minute
Babe, I'll walk the seven seas when I believe that
There's a reason to write you
A love song
Today

Love Song is the first single released from Sara Bareilles's 2007 album Little Voice. It was written in response to her record label Epic requesting that she write a marketable love song. The song was also featured in a Rhapsody commercial along with "Bottle It Up", and in commercials for the TV show The Return of Jezebel James and the movies Made of Honor and Suburban Girl. Many radio stations cut out the bridge of the song, shortening the track to 3:54 instead of the album length of 4:21. On July 12, 2008, "Love Song" was named the 9th best song of the past decade on Rick Dees and the Weekly Top 40. Featured initially as the free iTunes song of the week on June 16, 2007, the song debuted a few months later at #100 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. After her appearance in a Rhapsody TV commercial, in which she performs the song, "Love Song" rocketed from #72 to #16 on the Hot 100 and #32 to #5 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. It has gone on to sell more than 1.3 million copies. The song surfaced on the iTunes Top 100 around October 2007, hovering between the top 50 and 60. The song's inclusion in the Rhapsody commercial boosted its popularity, resulting in 74,000 digital sales and a leap from #57 to #4 over the course of a few days. On Christmas Day 2007, the song was #2 on the iTunes chart, reaching the #1 spot on the iTunes Pop 100. In the first week of 2008, the song cracked the Billboard Hot 100, jumping to #9, where it stayed for four non-consecutive weeks before peaking at #4. The single was recently certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at #30 and also peaked at #4. The song debuted at #100 on the Canadian Hot 100 the week of January 31, 2008, and reached #1 on the chart the week of March 29, 2008. In Australia, "Love Song" peaked at #5 in its ninth week on the country's chart. It is a growing hit in New Zealand, where it has reached #7 on the Top 40 singles chart but held the #1 position on the Radio Airplay chart for six weeks. In Spain, the song debuted at #33 and has so far peaked at #13. On Radio Disney, it peaked at #4. It was voted #9 for the top 10 Spring Vacation Songs on it as well.

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