Be Be Your Love

Album: Happenstance (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • Love can make people a little crazy, to the point where they start repeating their words. That's what happens to Yamagata in this song, as tries desperately to get some affection:

    Everybody's talking how I can't can't be your love
    But I want want want to be your love


    Many of her songs have personal inspirations, but they are often transformed into universal themes, as is the case here - everybody craves love. Said Yamagata: "I see pain in other people that I feel and I want to figure out solutions to it. So sometimes the writing is about investigating why we're doing certain things to each other, or why we can't be our authentic selves, and more heady stuff."
  • A track from Yamagata's first album, Happenstance, "Be Be Your Love" earned her a lot of attention when it was used on various movies and TV series, notably One Tree Hill and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. "That one had a thing because it got used worldwide," she said. "It actually opened the door for me in Asia, and I've been able to tour quite frequently in Asia. That song was used in quite a few things over there, as well as some things in the US, so that song was super kind to me on that front."

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