Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
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From the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey who first introduced BDSM on the limelight comes Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding. Written by Swedish singer Tove Lo, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya Salmanzadeh and produced by Taylor Swift and Ali Payami. This song is the fastest-selling single which debuted at number one in the first week with 172,000 copies sold in the UK.

When I first heard the song, I found out how passionately driven it is with hopeful desires. But, as I listened to it a couple of times, the lyrics didn’t highlight a one-sided love affair as people thought it is. There are two sides to this song. It tells a story of a man struggling to show how intense and fired up his emotions are until he finally realized how incredibly unfounded he is but hesitates to show how he feels because of the disbelief that he can be loved despite his imperfections.

How long will I give to you?
As long as I live through you
However long you say

How Long Will I Love You Lyrics

The other side of the story showcases a passionately loved woman who is confused about the relationship she is in. She slowly embraces his mans’ flaws making his mediocre life perfectly romanticized. What she doesn’t understand is the shift of emotions from warm to cold and her submission being his strength, making her wanting something she knows he cannot give.

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may

How Long Will I Love You Lyrics

When you listen to the Chorus, you will see how she is trying to break or surpass a wall he has built for her and the others before her as a way to love him fully, which makes her want to change him.