Rock Ballad of The Week: Oasis “She Is Love”

 

Oh when the sunshine beckons to ya
And your wings begin to unfold
The thoughts you bring and the songs you sing
Are gonna keep me from the cold

And if the sword is here among ya
And its words may wound my soul
You can fill me up with what you’ve got
‘Cause my heart’s been keepin’ on

She is love
And her ways are high and steep
She is love
And I believe her when she speaks
Love
And her ways are high and steep
She is love
And I believe, I do believe her when she speaks

You’re in all my thoughts of passion
And the dreams of my delight
Whatever stirs my mortal frame
Will you keep it warm at night

I don’t know where you come from
No I haven’t got a clue
All I know is I’m in love
With someone who loves me too

She is love
And her ways are high and steep
She is love
And I believe her when she speaks
Love
And her ways are high and steep
She is love
And I believe, I do believe her when she speaks

She is love
And her ways are high and steep
She is love
And I believe her when she speaks
She is love
And her ways are high and steep
She is love
And I believe, I do believe her when she speaks
I do believe her when she speaks
I do believe her when she speaks
I do believe her when she speaks

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SONGWRITERS: GALLAGHER, NOEL

PUBLISHED BY
LYRICS © SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

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She Is Love” is a song by English rock band Oasis, first released as the ninth track on their fifth studio album,Heathen Chemistry, written and sung by guitarist Noel Gallagher. In September 2002, it was released with “Little by Little” as the first double A-sided single by the band, peaking at #2 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2002 in British music). The song was written about Noel Gallagher’s girlfriend Sara McDonald and is a light, acoustic song about being in love.

Gallagher claims it was written in the Buckingham Gate Hotel in London, and that it took 30 minutes to complete. The band commissioned British fashion art director Rachel Thomas to make a promo video for the song. However, the resulting film, a mix of animation and live action, has never been released on any format.

This track is also included on the compilation album Time Flies… 1994–2009

It appears that Gallagher borrowed sentiments from Khalil Gibran’s book The Prophet.

“When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.”

John Lennon also borrowed from the same author for his song ‘Julia‘.

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