L-O-V-E (Love)

Album: Al Green Is Love (1975)
Charted: 24 13
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  • I started to write this song about you
    And then I decided that I would write it all about love
    And it appeared to me
    That you wasn't happy
    And that's for sure, positively
    That's what the world is made of
    So give me more L-O-V-E, love
    Love is a walk down Main street (oh love)
    Love is an apple that is so sweet (love)
    Love is something that can't be beat (love)

    L-O-V-E is strange to me, Oh
    I can't explain this feeling
    Can't you see that salvation is freeing
    It's all in the heavens, can't you see
    You can always depend on me
    To give you love

    Love is a flower in my soul (oh love)
    Love is a story that just can't be told (love)
    Can't you feel it burning more and more (love)
    Stop and look at the big wheel roll
    I can't explain this feeling
    Can't you see that salvation is freeing
    I would give my life for the glory
    Just to be able to tell the story
    About love
    I didn't mean to make you mad
    A sweet story, I thought I had
    But maybe time will bring us together
    And I can be such a happy fella
    About love
    Love is something that is so divine (oh love)
    Love is a feeling that's a friend of mine (love)
    It can't be measured by no sign (love)
    In your heart or even in your mind
    About love, Love is as bright as the morning sun Writer/s: Al Green, Mabon Hodges, Willie Mitchell
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1975 {April 5th} Al Green performed "L-O-V-E (Love)" on the Saturday-afternoon syndicated television program, 'Soul Train'...
    At the time the song was at #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, the following week it would peak at #1 {for 2 weeks} and it spent fourteen weeks on the chart...
    And it reached #13 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1967 and 2008 the Arkansas native had thirty-six records on the Hot R&B Singles chart, sixteen made the Top 10 with six reaching #1*...
    Besides the above "L-O-V-E (Love)", his five other #1 records were, "Let's Stay Together" {for 9 weeks 1972}, "I'm Still In Love With You" {for 2 weeks in 1972}, "You Ought To Be With Me" {for 1 week in 1972}, "Livin' For You" {for 1 week in 1973}, and "Full of Fire" {for 1 week in 1975}...
    The Reverend Albert Leornes Greene will celebrate his 73rd birthday in eight days on April 13th, 2019...
    R.I.P Don Cornelius {1936 - 2012}...
    *Mr. Green just missed having four more #1 records when his "Love What You Done For Me" {1972}, "Call Me (Come Back Home)" {1973}, "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" {1973}, and "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" {1974} all peaked at #2 on the Hot R&B Singles chart...
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