The Book of Love (2:41)

Cover of 69 Love Songs (disc 1)

From 69 Love Songs (disc 1) and 7 other releases

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  • Icros

    don´t fucking cry [2]

    11 Jan 11:01pm Reply
  • WS9167

    The book of love has music in it, in fact that's where music comes from. Some of it is transcendental. Some of it is just really dumb.

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • corsair777

    I was introduced to this song through Scrubs when they played Peter Gabriels version. I looked it up and immediately fell in love with this version in particular. Stripped back lo-fi sound makes it so much more intimate, like this is personally being performed for me in the room just for me. The the vocals have just the slightest sardonic tinge to them, not pointed at the the subject of the song, but inwardly. I love this song. A truly sublime track.

    9 Oct 2014 Reply
  • HebraicNeuroses

    don't fucking cry

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Icros


    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Chriss_Whinstn

    Class! Very Cool Song!

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • tysonteee

    j_brodu Gabriel's version sucks, Nataly Dawn's version sucks. wish people would stop saying obviously inferior covers of songs from this album are better than the originals. (3) -- seriously. agreed

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • brunogramacho

    Why people love to complain about PG version? I think it's very good, it's a different interpretation of the song. And I love this song. It's just wonderful.

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • dubyawhy

    Listening to Gabriel's version is bittersweet...beautiful instrumentation and singing, but I can't reconcile the original irony of the song with Gabriel's intended lovey-dovey interpretation.

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • EdgeLike

    peeps be mad that gabriel took the irony out of the song and actually made it a love song.

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    "Some of it is just transcendental. Some of it is just really dumb."

    7 May 2013 Reply
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    7 May 2013 Reply
  • b060113last

    Lyrically brilliant. Musically lame.

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • kaitlinandstuff

    What do you even write as a comment on this ridiculously incredible song? Am I doing this right?

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • robertfjr

    Hats off, Merrit.

    5 Oct 2012 Reply

    susan boyle's cover is better

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • target-uk

    Just such beautiful lyrics. :’)

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • GreenKamo

    Ahhh, lovely

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • KConn3711

    love the vibe and mood of this track

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • semionato

    you oughta give me wedding rings -- i couldn't believe in my ears when i listened to that for the first (and the second, and the third et al.) time. TOO BEAUTIFUL.

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
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