Everlasting Love

Album: Cross That Line (1989)
Charted: 62 12

Songfacts®:

  • In our interview with Howard Jones, he said this song is about the search for true love, while warning us not to fall for superficial traits along the way: "But the song fleshes out those caveats about which is don't be looking for a pretty face, don't be looking for the latest style, don't look for the superficial things. You won't be happy with that. Yeah, I do think it's possible to find everlasting love, but I think you've got to spend some time thinking it through."
  • In this track, Howard Jones sings he "needs an everlasting love." Jones revealed to us that he had found it with his wife, Jan: "I've been married to my wife, Jan, for over 30 years. And our relationship has just got better and better as we got older together. So it is the thing that gave me most joy in my life. Like, absolute pure joy. And it's my relationship with Jan." Jones said the success of his love-life has a lot to do with practising what he preaches in his lyrics: "I listen to my own lyrics, you see... I think if you're going to have any critics - people are going to believe in you as an artist, they have to feel that you are genuine. And people can spot sincerity and genuineness a thousand miles away, they can feel it through the radio. So I really believe in that. I think your music and your lyrics are going to carry any weight then you have to be what you say in it."

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