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I Want to Know What Love Is
Song

I Want to Know What Love Is

Foreigner
Album:
Agent Provocateur

Song Meaning of I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner, and what it is about


When you think of a power ballad, this classic song by Foreigner is likely to come to mind. This 1984 song is a heartwarming and powerful love song about longing for something lasting and fulfilling. This song is one of Foreigner's biggest hits, and it has remained popular over three decades after its release.


The song's uplifting and catchy lyrics have captured the hearts of many people. It is a song about looking for a deeper understanding of love through vulnerability and openness. The lyrics of the song also suggest that the protagonist is struggling with some personal issues that are preventing them from feeling loved.


Despite these struggles, the narrator is still optimistic and hopeful that they will find someone who will love them just as much as they love him/her. This is a theme that is often found in love songs, and it is no wonder that this song has resonated with so many people over the years.


The song was written by Foreigner's Mick Jones and was featured on their 1984 album Agent Provocateur. The song was a hit both in the United States and in England, and it went double platinum. It has since become a staple of rock radio and is a fan favorite at Foreigner's live performances. The song also features the New Jersey Mass Choir and keyboard work from Thompson Twins frontman Tom Bailey. The song has also been covered by countless other artists, including country superstar Kenny Chesney.


Lyrics of I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner


I gotta take a little time

A little time to think things over

I better read between the lines

In case I need it when I'm older

 

Now this mountain I must climb

Feels like a world upon my shoulders

Through the clouds I see love shine

It keeps me warm as life grows colder

 

In my life there's been heartache and pain

I don't know if I can face it again

Can't stop now, I've traveled so far

To change this lonely life

 

I wanna know what love is

I want you to show me

I wanna feel what love is

I know you can show me

 

I'm gonna take a little time

A little time to look around me

I've got nowhere left to hide

It looks like love has finally found me

 

In my life there's been heartache and pain

I don't know if I can face it again

I can't stop now, I've traveled so far

To change this lonely life

 

I wanna know what love is

I want you to show me

I wanna feel what love is

I know you can show me

 

I wanna know what love is

I want you to show me

And I wanna feel, I want to feel what love is

And I know, I know you can show me

 

Let's talk about love

I wanna know what love is, the love that you feel inside

I want you to show me, and I'm feeling so much love

I wanna feel what love is, no, you just cannot hide

I know you can show me, yeah

 

I wanna know what love is, let's talk about love

I want you to show me, I wanna feel it too

I wanna feel what love is, I want to feel it too

And I know and I know, I know you can show me

Show me love is real, yeah

I wanna know what love is...

Release Date

1984

Songwriter/s

Mick Jones, Lou Gramm

Producer/s

Mick Jones, Alex Sadkin

Label/s

Atlantic

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