Be Be Your Love

Album: Happenstance (2004)
Play Video


  • 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."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Chris Fehn of Slipknot

Chris Fehn of SlipknotSongwriter Interviews

A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.

TV Theme Songs

TV Theme SongsFact or Fiction

Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.

Little Big Town

Little Big TownSongwriter Interviews

"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."

Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")

Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")Songwriter Interviews

Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.

Maria Muldaur

Maria MuldaurSongwriter Interviews

The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal. She talks about her jug band beginnings and shares a Dylan story.