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More Than Words
Song

More Than Words

Extreme
Album:
Pornograffiti

Song Meaning and Background of More Than Words by Extreme


The singer of "More Than Words" wants his sweetheart to show him more than just a simple "I love you." It was a warning that the term was losing its significance, according to Bettencourt: "People use it so lightly and so easily that they think you can say that and everything would be okay or that you can say that and everything will fix itself. There are several ways to express "I love you," but sometimes you have to put in more effort and demonstrate it."


"More Than Words" peaked at number one in 1991, having debuted at number 81 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In addition, it peaked at number one in four more countries and at number two in the United Kingdom.


Lyrics of More Than Words by Extreme


Saying "I love you"

Is not the words

I want to hear from you

It's not that I want you

Not to say

But if you only knew

 

How easy

It would be to

Show me how you feel

More than words

Is all you have to do

To make it real

Then you wouldn't

Have to say

That you love me

Cause I'd already know

 

What would you do?

If my heart

Was torn in two

More than words

To show you feel

That your love

For me is real

What would you say

If I took

Those words away

Then you couldn't

Make things new,

Just by saying

"I love you"

More than words,

More than words

 

Now that I've tried to

Talk to you

And make you understand

All you have to do

Is close your eyes

And just reach out your hands

 

And touch me

Hold me close

Don't ever let me go

More than words

Is all I ever

Needed you to show

Then you wouldn't

Have to say

That you love me

Cause I'd already know

 

What would you do if my heart was torn in two

More than words to show you feel

That your love for me is real

What would you say if I took those words away

Then you couldn't make things new

Just by saying I love you

 

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More than words

 

La di da, da di da, di dai dai da

More than words

 

La di dai, dai dai, di dai dai da

La la di da da da

 

La di dai dai da

La la da da

More than words

 

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Uuh

 

More than words

Release Date

1991

Songwriter/s

Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt

Producer/s

Michael Wagener

Label/s

A&M

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