To Make You Feel My Love 6


To Make You Feel My Love” is a song written by Bob Dylan showing his brilliant creativity yet again with this beautiful piece of music which appeared on his album Time Out of Mind in 1997. The song was first released by Billy Joel titled as “To Make You Feel My Love” earlier that same year. It has been covered and released in a variety of versions since them by numerous artists including Garth Brooks, Adele, Bryan Ferry and Kelly Clarkson, Joan Osborne, Josh Kelley, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Diamond and others as well as on “A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack”.Garth-Brooks-To-Make-You-Feel-My-Love-OnenessLoveCom

Garth Brooks covered the song in 1995 appearing on the album Fresh Horses. It appeared in 1998 in the award-winning movie Hope Floats as well as on the soundtrack of the movie, Hope Floats, Double Live in 1998 and The Ultimate Hits in 2007. Brook’s version of the song reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and No. 8 in Adult Contemporary, resulted in a nomination at the 41st Grammy Award for the Best Male Country Vocal Performance with Bob Dylan also being nominated for Best Country Song.

 

A Beautiful Love Song – To make You Feel My Love

This love song is a beautiful poem that certainly deserves a honourable place in the tradition of English literature and poetry with the beautiful simplicity of the words along with the overpowering gentleness of the message it holds.

Beautiful depth of devotion can be read in the lyrics of “To Make You Feel My Love” below:

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I would offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shatters and the stars appear
And there is no one to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you haven’t made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong
I’ve known it from the moment that we met
There’s no doubt in my mind where you belong

I’d go hungry, I’d go blind for you
I’d go crawling down the avenue
There ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do
To make you feel my love

Storms are raging on a rolling sea
Down the highway of regret
Winds of change are blowing wild and free, yeah huh
But you ain’t seen nothing like me yet

There ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
Make you happy, make your dreams come true
To make you feel my love

 

The Meaning of To Make You Feel My Love

A wonderful detailed find of the meaning of the music and lyrics can be found on the Bob Dylan archives, Untold Dylan site. They describe that the song in Dylan’s album Time Out of Mind starts at a “love sick” low point moving into the depths of despair and old age to the song of “Not Dark Yet” before its journey up again with “To Make You Feel My Love” as a fundamental aspect of that upward journey.

The song is a simply, plain, I love you now and always, i am here for you if you ever need me way. Dylan’s writing pulls you in with the uniqueness and beautiful realism found in the first two lines of the song:

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case

A beautiful song of heartfelt devotional expression:

When the evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

 

Video: Garth Brooks – To Make You Feel My Love

Garth Brooks performing live at the 1999 Academy of Country Music his hit: To Make You Feel My Love.
Garth performs solo with his guitar and receives a standing ovation

 

The lyrics of this song “Make You Feel My Love” touch so many they have been covered by numerous artists. I really love the emotion and feeling Garth Brooks puts into it so shared the video of him. Please share your thoughts, feelings, experiences, stories and interpretations about the lyrics of this song, what they mean to you and make you feel, we love to hear from you in the OnenessLove comments box below.


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