I Want To Know What Love Is, Sebuah Pertanyaan Untuk Cinta

I Want To Know What Love Is ditulis gitaris Foreigner, Mick Jones. Biasanya lagu-lagu Foreinger ditulis berdua, Jones dan sang lead singer Lou Gramm. Tapi pada lagu ini, Jones menulis sendiri.


Konon Jones mengaku inspirasi lagu ini tak datang dari pengalaman personal. Universal feeling. Ia berpikir tentang hubungan yang tak baik dan bahkan nyaris kandas, namun masih ada upaya untuk melakukan perbaikan. Tapi ada yang menyebut lagu ini berangkat dari hubungan Jones dengan kekasih yang kemudian menjadi istrinya, Ann Dexter-Jones. Terlepas dari mana kabar yang benar, persoalan cinta dan hubungan antar manusia yang digubah dalam lirik ditambah melodi ini telah berubah menjadi lagu cinta yang menarik. Tambahan gospel choir juga telah sukses menjadikan lagu ini terkesan agung.

I Want To Know What Love Is dirilis tahun 1984 dalam album Agent Provocateur dan langsung merajai chart baik di Amerika maupun Inggris. Bertahun kemudian Mariah Carey dan Tina Arena membuat cover version yang cukup disukai penikmat musik.


I Want To Know What Love Is


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
I 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...

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