Sometimes music communicates how we feel better than we ever could with our own words. So if you have something you really want to say to the man in your life, but can’t formulate how exactly to say it, these songs to send to your boyfriend will help express everything you’re thinking.
Songs to Say to Your Boyfriend That You Will Love
Let’s begin with a song by Paramore.
The Only Exception by Paramore
If you’ve been hurt a lot in the past and swore you would never wear your heart on your sleeve ever again; until you met your current partner, this is the song for you. Singer and songwriter of Paramore, Hayley Williams, recalls her parents fighting when she was a child, which obliterated her perception of love.
She swore she would never sing about love again, having been led to believe that it doesn’t exist. She had become content with isolation and loneliness, as it kept her safe from potential heartbreak. That is until she met The Only Exception, who made her believe in love again.
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Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey
In this ballad, Lana Del Rey talks about how she feels like she’s seen everything in life and done everything she needs to do, so much so that the only thing that she worries about is, “will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?” You can control many aspects of your own life, but aging is beyond our control. She wonders if her soul will be enough to keep her love around.
She says that despite her perception of losing value if her looks deplete, she knows he will stay in her life. She knows he’ll value her for who she is, not how she looks. And because of that, at the bridge of the song, she asks God to let her bring him to Heaven whenever she goes.
This song is one of Lana’s most popular, likely due to the fact that it was written for The Great Gatsby film. The director of the movie, Baz Luhramann, also helped to direct the song and make it a perfect fit. “Lana sang to the film,” he said, “it had to feel like youthful love, like it was their (Daisy and Gatsby’s) song.”
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When I Look at You by Miley Cyrus
This song is about feeling inspired just as much as you are comforted by a loved one. When life gets hard, you can go to them, and you feel better just by their presence. Miley describes it as feeling like being in a dream because of the peace she feels around him. This is the song to send to your boyfriend if everything bad disappears when you’re together.
“You hold me for who I am like the stars hold the moon / right where they belong, and I know I’m not alone.” These words are all we can hope to have in a relationship. Someone who you can confide in, who understands you and takes you as you are, even at your worst.
Baby I’m Yours by Arctic Monkeys
This is a more modern rendition of a song from 1961, originally by Barbara Lewis. Arctic Monkeys took inspiration from the original version and made it their own. Their version is much shorter than the original but has their own lyrics in addition.
The lyrics of this song entail loving someone until the ends of time. Until the sky collapses down onto the earth, “until two plus two is three,” and “until poets run out of rhyme.” It is the perfect old-timey-sounding ballad and would make a great addition to your playlist. This song is cheery and would be fun to dance to and lighten the mood with your partner.
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LOVE. by Kendrick Lamar
This song appears to be about Kendrick Lamar’s fiancée. They had been together since high school, keeping their relationship impressively private considering the immense stardom that Kendrick found during the last few years.
He questions if she would still love him if he didn’t have tangible attributes like cars and money. He knows that she would, of course, since she did before he saw massive success in his career. He says that despite having virtually any material thing he could want, he is nothing without her. Even if we have trust in a relationship, insecurities can still creep in. This song is an anthem for knowing that things will be the same in your relationship no matter what happens.
As he wears heart on his sleeve in this song, he expects the same reassurance from her, too. He doesn’t want to lose sight of what’s important just because he gained more celebrity status. He said to Billboard, “I wouldn’t even call her my girl. I don’t like the term society has put in the world as far as being a companion. That’s my best friend, she’s somebody I can tell my fears to.”
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Sunflower by Rex Orange County
Sunflowers are symbolic of many positive things, like light, adoration, and loyalty. So, it makes sense that songwriter Alex O’Connor, under the stage name Rex Orange County, would compare his partner to a sunflower. It’s easy to feel happier when you’re with your partner, but this can also mean that you feel worse when they’re away.
So, the song is about keeping them in your heart when you are separated by physical distance. The comfort that they are yours can help ease your mind, and the thought that whenever you get home from a rough day, they’ll be there to comfort you in person.
Being in a healthy relationship can also change your mind set about a lot of things in general. Rex says he is thankful for her because she motivates him to keep going, and he doesn’t know why he “let myself get down in the first place.” She brings him a solace that he had never known beforehand.
If your boyfriend brought a happier perspective to your life, this is the song to play for him.
I Will Follow You into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
It’s a fact that everyone will die someday. Death Cab for Cutie copes with this by writing about finding a loved one in the afterlife. Even if there are no pearly gates or white lights to go into, the singer says all that matters is that he is holding hands with his lover.
Even if you’ve travelled the whole world with your loved one, it still doesn’t feel like enough. You could spend every day together and still long for more. But, in the end, there’s nothing to worry about if you two find each other again in whatever happens after life.
On the song, frontman Ben Gibbard said: “We like to think that when people leave this life, we see them again someday. Writing a love song that deals specifically with the inevitable death of one’s partner and whether you will follow that person into whatever the afterlife is or not, that’s something that people can relate to.”
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Pretty Boy by The Neighbourhood
In this song, frontman Jesse Rutherford talks about all sorts of catastrophes happening. If his heart stops beating, if the world starts crumbling in on itself, if the sky catches on fire, he’s not afraid. As long as he has his partner with him, he knows he’ll be okay.
He says, “you’re the only thing worth taking along with me.” He knows that she’ll go with him wherever he goes, so there’s no need for him to worry. He feels lucky to have met his love, and if things end, he knows he will always have the memories. If you want to give your boyfriend a reminder of how important he is to you, this is a great one to send him.
Die First by Nessa Barrett
If you tend to have a more pessimistic outlook on love and life, this is the song to send to your boyfriend. Grief can change the way you see things, and Nessa Barrett gets that. To her, there’s only one of two ways a relationship can end, “someone dies, or someone gets hurt.”
It doesn’t matter how much he says he loves her, the thought of the two of them being apart one day still stays in the back of her head. It scares her that she’s finally found someone who meets all her needs, and she doesn’t want to imagine life without that stability. So, she hopes that if one of them dies, she dies first.
“Tell me what’s worse? Losing you now or later?” To her, a loss is an inevitable part of love that can’t be escaped. She doesn’t want to lose him and wishes it were in her control that she never would. Someday, if she dies, she will get to love him forever instead of having to cope with possibly losing her partner and learning how to live without him as a part of her life.
Next to Me by Emeli Sande
In this song, Emeli Sande writes about how different her boyfriend is from the rest of the men she has encountered. He isn’t the type to go to bars often, he doesn’t gamble, and he certainly isn’t being unfaithful. She feels like part of this is because the two of them make each other better.
She knows that whatever happens, she doesn’t have to worry because he will still be by her side. If she has no hope for the future, he helps her see the brighter side of life while being honest and loyal.
This is a wonderfully uplifting song to show your boyfriend when you’re appreciating how unique he is to you.
Lets add one more song here from Kodak Black.
Don’t Wanna Breathe by Kodak Black
In one of the more heartfelt songs by rapper Kodak Black, he professes his love for someone and says that she gives him feelings he didn’t even know still existed. She motivates him and makes him feel new.
It’s easy to feel like life wouldn’t be the same without your partner (because it wouldn’t). And in this song, Kodak goes as far as to say that he doesn’t want to experience life at all if she isn’t there. He doesn’t feel like breathing or seeing has any point if she isn’t involved.
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Romance is a common topic in songwriting. Sometimes you find a song that feels like it was written exactly for you and your situation, because of how specific the lyrics can be to emotions that you feel. You’re sure to find one of these songs in this list of songs to send to your boyfriend.