Have I told you that I like interpreting and analyzing the meaning of a song’s lyrics? With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, I’d like to share with you some songs which you can dedicate to your girlfriend this coming V-Day.

Get ready to be a little cheesy as PGG lists down the top 12 songs that guys can dedicate or sing to their girlfriends. Note that you need to have access to YouTube to see the videos.

1. For the “You and Me against the world” couple: You’ll Be Safe Here by Rivermaya

Debuted some time in 2005 in the ABS-CBN TV Series Spirits, this song from Rivermaya quickly made it to the music charts. I remember the first time I heard it, I couldn’t get over the last half of the song. Pay attention to its lyrics below. Very meaningful as it gives a sense of “You and Me against the world no matter what” feeling.

When nobody hears you scream
I’ll scream with you
You’ll be safe here

In my arms
Through the long cold night
Sleep tight
You’ll be safe here

When no one understands
I’ll believe
You’ll be safe,
You’ll be safe
You’ll be safe here
Put your heart in my hands
You’ll be safe here



2. For your very beautiful girlfriend: Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

There was a time in 2010 when all of my friend’s status on Facebook was the lyrics of Just the Way You Are. It’s a great song and it tells about what we guys feel when we are with our beautiful girlfriends. Check out the lyrics below which will really make any girl head over heels when this song is sung to them.

Yeah, I know, I know, when I compliment her she won’t believe me
And it’s so, it’s so, sad to think that she don’t see what I see
But every time she asks me do I look ok, I say

When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change
Cause you’re amazing, just the way you are
And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while
Because girl you’re amazing, just the way you are(yeah)

By the way, I just wanted to add that the music video of Just the Way You Are is really cool and the girl is hot as well.



3. For those in a complicated relationship and want to leave everything to fate: If It’s Love by Train

There are times in our lives when we meet someone but things just get complicated. I’m talking about instances wherein you have a girlfriend and her parents don’t like you so you break-up or you meet someone at the wrong time when you are committed to someone else and so on. Or times when you like someone so much but are too scared about getting married.

This song from Train is just about all that. I admit that there are parts of the lyrics that are difficult to understand (it’s a deep song actually) but it’s about leaving things to fate.

But I’m afraid when I hear stories about a husband and wife
There’s no happy endings, no Henry Lee
But you are the greatest thing about me

If it’s love
And we decide that it’s forever
No one else could do it better

If it’s love
And we’re two birds of a feather
Then the rest is just whenever

And if I’m addicted to loving you
And you’re addicted to my love too
We can be them two birds of a feather that flock together




4. For those who sacrificed for a loved one: Iris by Goo Goo Dolls

Let’s face it: Romance is not easy. You may lose friendships, ambitions and even ties with family members for the sake of the person you love. Other people just don’t understand why we give up everything for that one person but when you are truly in love, it seems like the best thing to do.

Now one of the rock songs that really embodies all these in its lyrics is Iris by Goo Goo Dolls. This song is the official soundtrack of City of Angels, a very beautiful movie. The movie, starring Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage tells a story of an angel who gave up his being an angel (consequently, his immortality) for the sake of the human being he fell in love with. (*Spoiler alert*). The sad thing is that at the end of the story, the girl dies.

And I’d give up forever to touch you
Cuz I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
Cuz sooner or later it’s over
I just don’t want to miss you tonight

And I don’t want the world to see me
Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am



5. For those in a love and hate relationship: Hate that I Love You by Rihanna and Ne-Yo

You know how your special someone (be it your girlfriend or wife) has that special magic? Like no matter how she fails or hurts you sometimes but then just one kiss, one hug, one gift, one smile and everything’s forgotten? If you can relate to that, the perfect song that says it all is none other than Rihanna and Ne-Yo’s Hate that I Love You.

That’s how much I love you
That’s how much I need you
And I can’t stand you
Must everything you do make me wanna smile
Can I not like you for awhile? (No….)

But you won’t let me
You upset me girl
And then you kiss my lips
All of a sudden I forget (that I was upset)
Can’t remember what you did

And I hate how much I love you girl
I can’t stand how much I need you (yeah..)
And I hate how much I love you girl
But I just can’t let you go
But I hate that I love you so



6. For the hopeless romantic: I’ll be by Edwin McCain

If you read the lyrics of the song, it describes how the guy is so drunk and somehow hypnotized with being in love. The first part of the song describes how beautiful the girl is – “stealing” his breath away. The chorus then mentions that he could be her “crying shoulder” and so on…

Although dubbed as a hopeless romantic song, trust me guys, if you have a good singing voice and happen to sing this in front of your date or your girlfriend, she’ll immediately go head over heels for you. I have known many women who are so into this song.

I’ll be your crying shoulder,
I’ll be love’s suicide
I’ll be better when I’m older,
I’ll be the greatest fan of your life.

And rain falls angry on the tin roof
As we lie awake in my bed.
You’re my survival, you’re my living proof.
My love is alive — not dead.
Tell me that we belong together.
Dress it up with the trappings of love.
I’ll be captivated,
I’ll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above



7. For those whose girlfriend is their bestfriend at the same time: Solo by IYAZ

If you read the entire lyrics and watch the music video as well, this R&B song by IYAZ is all about having a bestfriend who happens to be a girlfriend at the same time. You’ll see in the song that at one point they were bestfriends doing the common things that they like but then she left him and suddenly his now alone (hence the title of the song Solo).

See yeah we used to be a team
Running the streets yeah
We was living out our dream, ohh
You used to be my rider
I was your provider
Now we separated in two
Oh and baby you left and sailed away alone (Yeah, alone)
And now you got me trapped up on this island
With no way to get home

And I dont wanna go, go
I dont wanna go, go
I dont want it no, no
I dont want it no, no
I dont want to walk this earth
If I gotta do it solo (solo)



8. For those who are too shy to say I love you, I’m sure this song is a good start: 1, 2, 3, 4 by Plain White T’s

When I first heard this song, I was like “What a catchy song!”. The chorus goes like this:

You make it easy
Its as easy as 1-2-1-2-3-4
There’s only one thing
To Do
Three words
For you
(I love you) I love you

It looks like a hilarious pick-up line and I’m sure that if you are too shy to say “I Love You”, singing the lyrics of this song will make it so much easier. I also recommend that you read the entire lyrics of the song. Even the first part is a really good one:

Give me more loving than I’ve ever had
Make me feel better when I’m feeling sad
Tell me I’m special even though I know I’m not
Make me feel good when I hurt so bad
Barely getting mad
I’m so glad I found you
I love being around you

Not to mention that the music video is cool as well. It shows how different couples met. Sweet.



9. For those who want to cheer up their girlfriends: Down by Jay Sean

Think that “Down” is a mere dance song? Think again. This song is also a romantic song. It actually has a candlelight version here. Check out its lyrics below. You’d see it’s perfect if you want to cheer up your girlfriend when she’s sad and lonely.

So leave it behind
‘Cause we have a night to get away
So come on and fly with me
As we make our great escape

So baby, don’t worry
You are my only
You won’t be lonely
Even if the sky is falling down
You’ll be my only
No need to worry

Baby, are you down, down, down, down, down?
Down, down
Baby, are you down, down, down, down, down?
Down, down
Even if the sky is falling down?


Don’t forget to check out the video too below. Cool stuff!



10. For the couples who broke up but want to get back together: Two is Better than One by Boys Like Girls and Taylor Swift

Before I understood the meaning of this song, I had to read and sing the lyrics multiple times.

I remember every look upon your face
The way you roll your eyes
The way you taste
You make it hard for breathing
‘Cause when I close my eyes and drift away
I think of you and everything’s okay
I’m finally now believing

That maybe it’s true
That I can’t live without you
And maybe two is better than one
But there’s so much time
To figure out the rest of my life
And you’ve already got me coming undone
And I’m thinking two is better than one


Basically, the lyrics tell a story of a couple who are now apart but can’t stop thinking about each other. This song is a good one for those who realize that breaking up was a wrong decision. Can relate to it? Watch the video below.



11. For the couples who are inseparable: I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith

Of course, how could I ever forget the soundtrack of the movie “Armageddon”? This song by rockstar Aerosmith revolutionized the way rock music is. It’s like they combined a rock song and a love song into one masterpiece.

The song’s lyrics details how at times we can be obsessed with a loved one.

I could lie awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
Well you’re far away dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
And just stay here lost in this moment forever
Well, every moment spent with you
Is a moment I treasure

I don’t wanna close my eyes
I don’t wanna fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing
‘Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I’d still miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing

Lying close to you
Feeling your heart beating
And I’m wondering what you’re dreaming
Wondering if it’s me you’re seeing
Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we’re together
And I just wanna stay with you
Just stay in this moment forever, forever and ever



12. For those who found the one: God Gave Me You by Brian White

It was my first time to hear this song in 2011. It seems to be overplayed in the radio and I initially thought it was a new song. However, when I Googled it, I found that it’s actually an old song,dating back to 1999 and there’s even no music video for it available. Nevertheless, its lyrics are one of the best that you can dedicate to a loved one (especially if you two are both religious).

For all the times I felt cheated
I complained, you know how I love to complain
For all the wrongs I repeated
Though I was to blame, I still cursed that rain
I didn’t have a prayer, didn’t have a clue
And then out of the blue

God gave me you to show me what’s real
There’s more to life than just how I feel
And all that I’m worth is right before my eyes
And all that I live for, though I didn’t know why
Now I do, cause God gave me you

And here’s a recording sample of the song in YouTube, but it’s not the official video:



So there you have it. Now if you were to choose, which one will you dedicate to your girlfriend or special someone? It’s alright if your song is not in the list. Feel free to comment below.


*Image credit: HypeFactor


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