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Roberta Flack sang about love at first sight.

The first time ever I saw your face, I thought the sun rose in your eyes, And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave, To the dark and the endless skies, my love.

I’m not saying I fell instantly in love with my husband when we met over three decades ago, but I definitely felt a spark — something different that I noticed immediately. Marriage wasn’t really on my radar. Still, I clearly remember sitting in a restaurant, looking across the table at him, getting lost in his eyes for a moment, and thinking, “Oh my goodness, is this the one?” And then I understood the words to one of Peter Gabriel’s songs.

In your eyes, the light, the heat, I am complete, I see the doorway to a thousand churches. In your eyes, the resolution of all the fruitless searches.

Though a little on the hokey side, love songs are both romantic and fun to sing. The songs and the performers who sing them successfully describe the indescribable. They put feelings and emotions into words so we know love when we feel it. Most of all, love songs are memorable. What’s your favorite line from a love song? I know you have one.

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