"I Can't Explain"[a] is a song by the English rock band the Who, written by Pete Townshend, and produced by Shel Talmy. On the UK Singles Chart, "I Can't Explain" first appeared on 20 February 1965 at No. Give me that joy I can't explain Give me that joy I can't explain I'm at a loss for words now I'm so happy, you make me happy now Give me that joy I can't explain … I would say you’re a summertime kiss still wet on my lips. Every day has been a struggle. I have not much to offer You Not near what You deserve But still I come because Your cross Has placed in me my worth. I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone but you. If I were to define you, I’d say you are the quiet of a rainstorm, when the world waits with anticipation for the thunder to roll again. your heart just claims, Stop you putting roots in my dreamland. Electric. It was adopted in 1951 and reconfirmed in 1987 as the official state song.. Only fully understood after they’re gone. The song left the charts on 15 May at No. There are some things your body just knows, I wish I could tell you how much I love you, but I realize how unfair that would be to you, him, and me. I don't think that you ever imagined how much pain I would be in once you were gone, Because if you had; you wouldn't have left me. You make my heart warm. I’d say you’re like most beautiful things. It is inevitable and nothing can stop it. Hello Sunshine, No word to describe how you make me feel whenever you’re around. That's why we rounded up 91 of our favorite songs about unrequited love to add to your Love Hurts/Love Stinks playlist. Scorpions recorded their version of "I Can't Explain" for their 1989 compilation album Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads and the various artist compilation "Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell". My house of stone, your ivy grows. of a rainstorm, when the world waits One glimpse at CoComelon, and you'll notice how bright it is.Babies love this, because it works with their line of vision. [7] "I was on 'I Can't Explain', just playing rhythm guitar in the background," he clarified in 2004. "I care about you so much, and it makes me happy to hear you say that." The Scorpions version was released as single via Polydor Records, and reached No. In the album's liner notes, Townshend noted the song's similarity to the contemporaneous hit "All Day and All of the Night" by the Kinks: "It can't be beat for straightforward Kink copying. it's a female , not popular , i thought the title was " Undone " but can't find it I don't remember much but some lyrics are :" You closed me out so I can't see through Why you make me so undone " Then in the second verse : " I don't know what became of me Closed you out and i lost the key Why you make me so undone " And then the last lyrics are : It will wipe all sense of time in you and destroy the bitter memories of the past and a fear of the end. "I Love You, California" is the regional anthem of the U.S. state of California, originally published in 1913. The Who have used "I Can't Explain" throughout many of their live performances, often as the opener. You’re my best friend. Oh, I can't. hands that both cradle Words cannot express the amount of emotions that have come with trying to let you go. [6] According to those working on the recordings, however, Page's contribution did not make the final cut. Being with make anything feel possible. And words will fail me to explain the ecstasy of having you in my life. Even if you can't say the L word, you can help them to understand how you feel in the moment. https://ultimateclassicrock.com/who-songs/, "Who's Done? It turns out his song “River Man” is in 5/4 time. If I were asked to define you, But truthfully I don’t know how to explain 1. I will be there for you through thick and thin. with anticipation for the thunder to roll again. Submit your writing to be published on Thought Catalog. By subscribing, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Statement. That’s what I’d say philosophically, Even though he knows it is best to take things slow, the gravitation pull of his love for her can’t stop him from falling in love. 380 on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"[13] I love you so dearly. "[9] In his autobiography Who I Am, Townshend says he came up with the song after being told by managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp to write original tunes for his up-and-coming band. Unique Holiday Gifts from Thought Catalog , Everything I Never Said To The Love Of My Life, It Was So Hard To Love You And Be Your Friend, This Is What Each Character From ‘The Wilds’ Can Teach You About Your Own Strength, How To Tell Someone You No Longer Love Them, How I Felt When I Saw How Happy You Are With Her, The Love Letter That Ended Our Friendship. I’d say you were the static in a room or the lull in a song, just before the chorus, patient but heavy, dramatic. Electric. After being introduced to producer Shel Talmy, Townshend listened to "You Really Got Me" trying to make the rest of "I Can't Explain" a love song similar to the Kinks, hoping to please Talmy.[10]. As much of you as I can take As much of you as I can take oh god Give me that Give me that Do you want it? They performed the song live during their 'Crazy World Tour'. There was a misprinted label re-released in 1968 on the second color band series label entitled "Can't Explain" but it was soon withdrawn and released with the correct title of the song as released on the first 1964 release, and other previous and future label releases.[3]. The album featured bands that performed at the Moscow Music Peace Festival; an anti-drug & alcohol event, highlighting the related deaths of various famous musicians, such as the Who's Keith Moon, who died of a drug overdose. It came out of the top of my head when I was 18 and a half." https://www.everydayknow.com/songs-about-loving-someone-you-cant-have But then bands like the Kinks started to make it, and they were probably the biggest influence on us – they were certainly a huge influence on Pete, and he wrote 'I Can't Explain', not as a direct copy, but certainly it's very derivative of Kinks music.[4]. 83. 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A mouth that is tender Learn more about working with Thought Catalog. 59 on Spin's list of the "100 Greatest Singles of All Time",[12] and No. It doesn’t matter where you fall on the spectrum, whether your love life is blissful or nonexistent, it’s clear that everyone has an opinion on love and what it means in a healthy relationship. And now I'm covered in you. Some people put a lot of power into the three words, “I love you” and are not ready to promise something they are afraid to give. I can't say how much I love you Say how much I need you Every word you say is filled with sunshine. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday. I wish I could tell you how you make me feel, a feeling that I can never explain, not in a thousand years. Eyes that see to the inside [5] This was confirmed by Townshend and producer Shel Talmy. I, now at last i realize, That my dreams were ring the skies, And that nothing was insincere, You, can't a paint the rainbow-line, To make it's moments rhyme, Only chase of tenderness. There is little to say about how I wrote this. According to recent studies, romance novels were considered the top-grossing book genre with over $1.44 billion in sales in 2016. In the hopes of coming to a more collective understanding of love, we asked 10 people in different stages of their relationship to explain what love means to them. An event thrown by, planned by, masterminded by, meticulously executed by and lovingly overseen by, my most amazing wife — @jennymccarthy!Done with the help of our dear friend John Wolf @wolfhomedesign. Yes, if they asked to define you, I’d say you are the quiet When You Can't Fully Express Yourself In Words To The Man In Your Life, Sharing A Romantic Playlist With The Best Love Songs For Him Is A Beautiful Way To Say Exactly How You Feel. You have exceeded all my love expectations. Words cannot express how much I love you; as much as I want to tell it all, I cannot find the words, other than say I love you. Background "I Can't Explain" was the A-side of the group's first single as the Who; its predecessor, "Zoot Suit"/"I'm the Face," was released under the name the High Numbers. I love you more than words can do justice. Thus came the first verse, a meta approach where the lyrics are about songwriting itself. It remains a staple today. You light up my life. But the main riff, he confirmed, "was all Pete… He was roaring, man." Scenes from a most epic surprise 50th Birthday Celebration! [8] However, in Daltrey's 2018 autobiography, Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story (pages 94 and 95), he gives his version of the "I Can't Explain" recording and states that Page was on lead guitar. and send shivers up my spine. The song was issued as a single on 15 January 1965 in the United Kingdom and December 1964 in the United States. or the lull in a song, just before the chorus, First U.S. pressings were incorrectly titled "Can't Explain". Love is not really about how much you say I love you, but it is more about how you can prove that what you are saying is true. patient but heavy, dramatic. You’re the apple of my eye. The world's largest online music service. I’d say you were the static in a room Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Wilds’ and Thought Catalog both explore the balance between who we display publicly and the person we really are privately through coming-of-age stories from our featured writer’s everyday. I love you more than love itself, because, loving you is like breathing. Listen online, find out more about your favourite artists, and get music recommendations, only at Last.fm Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley. 9 on Pitchfork Media's list of the "200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s",[11] No. Oh, Christ my King of sympathy Whose wounds secure my peace Your grace extends to call me friend Your mercy sets me free. the ground I’m standing on. Love is a perfect example of eternity. 29, having spent a total of 13 weeks there. Anthony Ginsbrook. You complete me. When you say you love me, Words you always sang by me. as if I’m one to have all the answers. 5 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. "I've been doing that song since I used to play at the lounge at the Marriott in downtown Nashville as a teenager," Kandace told Songfacts. of my mind and make me forget 's, and tried to summarise the feelings caused by the music, with the idea that came up the most being "I can't explain". And I know I'm weak, I know I'm unworthy To call upon Your name But because of grace, because of Your mercy In the album's liner notes, Townshend noted the song's similarity to the contemporaneous hit "All Day and All of the Night" by the Kinks: "It can't be beat for straightforward Kink copying. Couldn’t have told you his genre, era or a single song, but I at least knew the name. It was the band's second single release and first under the Who name. In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Townshend referred to "I Can't Explain" as "a song, written by some 18-year-old kid, about the fact that he can't tell his girlfriend he loves her because he's taken too many Dexedrine tablets. I would say you’re a summertime kiss "I Can't Explain" was the A-side of the group's first single as the Who; its predecessor, "Zoot Suit"/"I'm the Face," was released under the name the High Numbers. If I were to define you, still wet on my lips. Its been a year and … And it’s pretty much my new favorite tune. I can’t imagine a life without you. 13.6k Likes, 1,582 Comments - Brandi Maxiell (@brandimaxiell) on Instagram: “If only you knew how much I love and appreciate all the love, support & prayers that you have given…” [14] The single was much less successful on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching only No. I can’t explain … Like any 32-year-old woman of a certain stripe, I’m, of course, a fan, dating back to when “Tim McGraw” was on the radio and frat houses on campus (in Nashville) used to blast “Love … . I wouldn’t have an answer. yet fierce. Dizzying. Words Can’t Express My Feelings for You Quotes. [clarification needed], Original song written and composed by Pete Townshend. Fleeting. In a May 1974 interview with Creem, Jimmy Page recalled playing rhythm guitar on the song as a session guitarist. Learn about us. In a 1994 issue of Q magazine, Roger Daltrey echoed Townshend's comments regarding the Kinks' influence: We already knew Pete could write songs, but it never seemed a necessity in those days to have your own stuff because there was this wealth of untapped music that we could get hold of from America. Dedicated to your stories and ideas. Oh! Dizzying. He expresses how love can be so strong, you can’t fight it. He locked himself up in his bedroom listening to Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, John Lee Hooker and Booker T. & the M.G. your soul just understands. Page also played on the b-side, "Bald Headed Woman". This love is so incredible, I have searched, searched and searched, but I can’t find that can express my love for you. You may unsubscribe at any time. Springs' daughter, Kandace, grew up to be a popular jazz singer signed to Blue Note records, and when she released a covers album in 2020 called The Women Who Raised Me, she included "I Can't Make You Love Me." Fleeting. The song is ranked No. 45, and then reached its highest position on 17 April 1965 at No. They're perfect listening material to get you through this tough time. 8. I love you beyond words because there’s no word to describe how much I love you so much.