46 Romantic Love Songs & Lyrics Every Lesbian Can Relate to Based on a Playlist I Made for My Girlfriend

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As Chia and I were cleaning and organizing our home recently, we rediscovered some of our old anniversary, birthday, and holiday gifts we had given each other over the years, including our very first Christmas gift to one another:

Message in a bottle USB flash drive

If you’re wondering what on earth that is, there’s an entire backstory behind these message in a bottle USB drives that you can read about in our lesbian slice-of-life comic

Essentially, we got each other the same exact gifts, which included making a playlist of our favorite songs for the other person (how creepy and cheesy, I know!)

Though Chia and I aren’t blessed with beautiful singing voices, we share a mutual love of listening to music–everything from EDM to romantic ballads to sad songs about heartbreak. 

So I thought it’d be fun to share with you the very first playlist that I created for Chia (back in 2014!), why I chose to include each song, and my favorite lyrics from that song. You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify here.

Poppy’s Playlist of Love Songs for Chia:

1. Kiss Me Slowly – Parachute

You know that feeling you get when you really really like someone and you can’t wait to kiss them for the first time. That’s exactly how I felt during our first few dates. When Chia and I finally had our first kiss, as cheesy as it sounds, it truly felt magical and I wanted our kisses to never end. Hence, this song, “Kiss Me Slowly”.

🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

No, I could not want you more than I did right then

As our heads leaned in

🎧 Listen to the song:

 

2. Bonfire Heart – James Blunt

This song beautifully captured the feeling of being young and in love. I love the chorus of this song that reminds you of how you don’t need much in life to be happy–just the person that you love who lights a spark in your heart.

🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

Days like these lead to

Nights like this lead to

Love like ours

You light the spark in my bonfire heart

People like us, we don't

Need that much just someone that starts

Starts the spark in our bonfire hearts


🎧 Listen to the song:

 

3. Crazier – Taylor Swift

There are so many great Taylor Swift love songs (especially in her earlier albums) that I could make an entire love song playlist of just T-Swift songs. 😂But I think I would enjoy that more than Chia would so I limited myself to just a few Taylor songs in this playlist. The lyrics of this song are really sweet and I think we all can relate to being madly in love with someone in this way during the honeymoon phase.

🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

You lift my feet off the ground

You spin me around

You make me crazier, crazier

🎧 Listen to the song:

4. Two is Better Than One – Boys Like Girls (ft. Taylor Swift)

Ever since Chia entered my life, she’s made it better in a million ways. I couldn’t imagine going back to my life without her and I love how this song captures this sentiment.

🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

I remember what you wore on our first date
You came into my life
And I thought hey
You know this could be something

🎧 Listen to the song:

 

5. Fallin’ For You – Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat was another one of my favorites growing up. Her happy love songs always put me in a good mood and when I created this playlist, I thought I could finally share all this lovey dovey goodness with Chia. The first part of this song, "Maybe I should keep this to myself. Waiting 'til I know you better" was actually the opposite of what I did with Chia, but luckily, it all worked out in the end. 

🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

I've been spending all my time
Just thinking about ya
I don't know what to do
I think I'm fallin' for you

🎧 Listen to the song:

 

6. I Choose You - Sara Bareilles

I love many of Sara Bareilles’ songs and when she came out with “I Choose You” along with this super cute music video (featuring a lesbian couple), being the romantic that I am, I played it on repeat. If Chia and I were to ever have a wedding ceremony, this would be a top wedding song contender.

🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine

🎧 Listen to the song:

 

7. One and Only – Adele

Adele is a music genius. Every song she creates elicits so many emotions of deep love or heartbreak. I love the boldness of the lyrics in this song and for me, there was never any doubt that I wanted Chia to be my “One and Only”.

🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

I dare you to let me be your

Your one and only

🎧 Listen to the song:

 

8. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg

    Though we didn’t actually fall in love at a coffee shop, one of our favorite things to do together is discovering new local coffee shops. Whenever we move to a new place, one of our criterias is whether there are cute coffee shops around that area.

    🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

    I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you

    Yes, there's a chance that I've fallen quite hard for you

    🎧 Listen to the song:

     

    9. Better Together - Jack Johnson

      This was one of the songs we both bonded over in the beginning and would be another wedding song contender. I love its sweet melody and heartwarming lyrics that capture the day-to-day happiness of being together with your soulmate.

      🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

      It's not always easy and
      Sometimes life can be deceiving
      I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together

      🎧 Listen to the song:

       

      10. Closer to Love – Mat Kearney

      This is another one of those songs that make me smile and think of Chia whenever I hear it. When this playlist was first created, we had only been dating for a few months so everything felt new and everyday in love felt like we were floating in the clouds. 

      🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

      You are all that I've waited for
      All of my life
      You pull me closer to love

      🎧 Listen to the song:

       

      11. One and Only - Teitur

      You might be starting to notice a trend here… that I like songs titled “One and Only” 😂This is another chill love song that I imagine listening to on a slow Sunday morning with your love.

      🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

      I've been wishing on a star, but I could never have imagined
      That I would land just where you are after all this lonesome traveling

      🎧 Listen to the song:

       

      12. Halo – Beyonce

      This is actually one of my favorite songs from Beyonce. The lyrics are so touching and poetic. I loved the music video as well. 

      🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

      Remember those walls I built
      Well, baby, they're tumbling down
      And they didn't even put up a fight
      They didn't even make a sound

      🎧 Listen to the song:

       

      13. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

        Ed Sheeran has a way with romantic lyrics and love songs. This is one of my favorite songs from him as well as one of his earlier songs. It’s about that feeling you get during the beginning stages when you’re falling hard for someone.

        🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

        And your heart's against my chest, your lips pressed in my neck
        I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet
        And with a feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now

        🎧 Listen to the song:

         

        14. Vulnerable – Secondhand Serenade

        This is a throwback song for those of us old enough to remember Secondhand Serenade. I love this song because it reminds me that we all feel vulnerable when we’re falling in love.

        🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

        I was born to tell you I love you

        Isn't that a song already?

        🎧 Listen to the song:

         

        15. Good Life – One Republic

          This is a feel-good, optimistic and upbeat song that always puts me in a good mood. I chose to include it in Chia’s playlist because every day with her does feel like we’re living the good life.

          🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

          Oh, this has gotta be the good life
          This has gotta be the good life

          🎧 Listen to the song:

           

          16. Happy Together - The Turtles

            This is the song that was played in the lesbian movie, Imagine Me & You, which was one of the best lesbian movies that we had growing up. Naturally, we both have very fond memories of this song and it has a sweet message behind it.

            🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

            I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
            For all my life
            When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
            For all my life

            🎧 Listen to the song:

             

            17. You and I – Ingrid Michaelson

            This is a cute, silly, and idealistic song. Both Chia and I love joking about how we wished we had parents who had homes on the South of France. 

            🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

            Maybe I think you're cute and funny
            Maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you
            If you know what I mean

            🎧 Listen to the song:

             

            18. Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s

              I love a lot of Plain White T’s songs including their famous “Hey There, Delilah”, but this song felt more fitting in terms of our relationship.

              🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

              We may only have tonight

              But 'til the morning sun, you're mine, all mine

              🎧 Listen to the song:

              19. Heartbeat – Mat Kearney

              I remember laying on Chia’s chest and hearing her steady heartbeat and thinking to myself how much I love this sound and being in this moment with her. This is the song I think about every time I hear Chia’s heartbeat.

              🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

              Just take one look in my eyes and they will confess
              That you got me feeling so high
              And you are the rhythm of my life, my life
              I feel your heart beat, beat, beat
              Beating right next to me

              🎧 Listen to the song:

               

              20. Bubbly – Colbie Caillat

              Another Colbie Caillat song that I had to include in this playlist because all of her songs make you feel like you’re bathing in sunshine which is how I would describe the beginning stages of being in love. 

              🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

              I've been awake for a while now
              You've got me feelin' like a child now
              'Cause every time I see your bubbly face
              I get the tingles in a silly place

              🎧 Listen to the song:

               

              21. We Found Each Other in the Dark – City and Colour

                Growing up, I never thought that I would ever be happy and out, living my life with the woman of my dreams. It felt like a miracle that Chia and I were able to find each other on a planet of billions of people. In a sense, it felt like we found each other in the dark.

                🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                So bright the flames burned in our hearts

                That we found each other in the dark

                🎧 Listen to the song:

                 

                22. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

                I remember when I was young and first heard this song, I would daydream about the day that I would be in a relationship with someone where I would lay next to them in bed and feel like I never wanted to fall asleep and miss a moment with them.

                🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                I could stay awake just to hear you breathing

                I could stay lost in this moment forever

                🎧 Listen to the song:

                 

                23. Arms – Christina Perri

                One of the best feelings in the world is being in the arms of the person you love and that’s how I felt whenever I was in Chia’s arms. This song makes me think about that every time.

                🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                You put your arms around me and I'm home

                🎧 Listen to the song:

                 

                24. I Could Get Used to This – The Veronicas

                  In the beginning of our relationship, there were so many new firsts and routines that Chia and I were creating together and each time we would have a new tradition or inside joke, I would think to myself, how much I enjoyed this moment and how I could totally get used to this.

                  🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                  You make me breakfast in bed

                  When I'm mixed up in my head

                  You wake me with a kiss

                  And I could get used to this

                  🎧 Listen to the song:

                   

                  25. I’d Rather Be With You – Joshua Radin 

                    This was a song that represented all the times I’d wish Chia were with me when she wasn’t.

                    🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                    Sitting here, on this lonely dock

                    Watch the rain play on the ocean top

                    You're the one thing that I'm missing here

                    With you beside me I no longer fear

                    🎧 Listen to the song:

                     

                    26. Come On Get Higher – Matt Nathanson

                      Whenever Chia and I were spending the night apart from each other for work or other reasons, I would miss her a lot and this song reminded me of everything I would miss about her.

                      🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                      So come on, get higher, loosen my lips
                      Faith and desire and the swing of your hips
                      Just pull me down hard
                      And drown me in love

                      🎧 Listen to the song:

                       

                      27. Lay Me Down – Sam Smith

                        Now that I’m listening more closely to the lyrics of this song, I’m not sure why I included it on the playlist because it’s a little depressing, but I like Sam Smith and his voice.

                        🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                        Your touch, your skin

                        Where do I begin?

                        🎧 Listen to the song:

                         

                        28. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

                          This was one of my favorite songs in high school and there’s a simple elegance to the melody and lyrics. When I’m listening to this song, I can picture laying with Chia underneath the night sky looking up at the stars. 

                          🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                          If I lay here

                          If I just lay here

                          Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

                          🎧 Listen to the song:

                           

                          29. Sexy B*tch – Akon

                          Upon hindsight, I realize that this was a weird song to include on what was supposed to be a romantic playlist. 😅 But at the time, I thought the title and chorus got straight to the point that I was trying to iterate to Chia–that I think she’s a sexy b*tch.

                          🎵 Favorite Lyric:

                          Damn, you's a sexy b*tch, a sexy b*tch.

                          🎧 Listen to the song:

                          30. Smile – Uncle Kracker

                          I always thought it was endearing whenever big, burly men sang country songs about love and this was one of those songs that made me think about Chia and smile whenever I listened to it.

                          🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                          You make me smile like the sun
                          Fall outta bed
                          Sing like a bird
                          Dizzy in my head
                          Just the thought of you can drive me wild
                          Oh, you make me smile

                          🎧 Listen to the song:

                          31. Goodnight and Go – Imogen Heap

                          I really liked the beat of this song and thought some of the lyrics were really sweet, which reminded me of Chia. However, Chia did point out to me afterward that if you listened really closely to all of the lyrics (and not just handpick certain parts like I did), it can actually be interpreted from the perspective of a stalker. 😅

                          🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                          Why d'ya have to be so cute?

                          It's impossible to ignore you

                          Must you make me laugh so much

                          🎧 Listen to the song:

                           

                          32. Sky – Joshua Radin

                            A happy upbeat song that disguises some otherwise sad lyrics. Hopefully, Chia didn’t listen too closely to this song at the time. 😅

                            🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                            Just say you'll stay forever mine

                            Till we fall asleep tonight

                            🎧 Listen to the song:

                             

                            33. A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

                              This is another song that makes me want to dance with and kiss Chia at the same time.

                              🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                              'Cause you're a sky, you're a sky full of stars
                              Such a heavenly view
                              You're such a heavenly view

                              🎧 Listen to the song:

                               

                              34. Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

                                I remember one of the first times Chia and I went clubbing with some of our friends and this song came on that made me just want to dance with and be close to her all night.

                                🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                Your love bows down, I mean surround me like a waterfall
                                And there's no stopping us right now
                                I feel so close to you right now

                                🎧 Listen to the song:

                                 

                                35. Trumpets – Jason Derulo

                                  This was a silly song that was popular at the time that we both liked, and the lyrics quickly became one of our inside jokes at the time. 😏

                                  🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                  Every time that you get undressed
                                  I hear symphonies in my head 

                                  🎧 Listen to the song:

                                   

                                  36. Stolen Dance – Milky Chance

                                    I love the beat of this song and while most of the lyrics might be irrelevant, there were a few cute lyrics that I liked in there and the chorus was super catchy.

                                    🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                    And I want you
                                    We can bring it on the floor

                                    🎧 Listen to the song:

                                     

                                    37. You and Me – Lifehouse

                                    One of the best things about finding your soulmate is the feeling that you can take on the world together. Whenever I’m spending quality time with Chia, it always felt like it was just the two of us, and nothing else in the world mattered in that moment.

                                    🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                    What day is it? And in what month?
                                    This clock never seemed so alive 

                                    🎧 Listen to the song:

                                     

                                    38. Only You – Joshua Radin

                                      I don’t know why I included so many songs from Joshua Radin on this playlist because they are all a bit sad when you dig deeper into the lyrics, but I love the melody and the chorus here.

                                      🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                      Wonder if you'll understand
                                      It's just the touch of your hand
                                      Behind a closed door

                                      🎧 Listen to the song:

                                       

                                      39. Speechless – The Veronicas

                                        I can be a pretty cheesy romantic, so it’s always better when someone more talented than I am helps me express my cheesy romantic sentiments as in the case with this song. It’s everything I want to word vomit to Chia but done so via a beautiful love ballad.

                                        🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                        You manage to disarm me
                                        My soul is shining through
                                        Can't help but surrender
                                        My everything to you 

                                        🎧 Listen to the song:

                                         

                                        40. The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars

                                          Some of my favorite memories with Chia were when we were both having lazy weekends together at home and we would just spend all day cuddling or watching our favorite shows.

                                          🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                          Today I don't feel like doing anything

                                          I just wanna lay in my bed

                                          🎧 Listen to the song:

                                           

                                          41. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

                                            I love Adele’s version of this classic Bob Dylan song. This song reminds me of back before Chia and I officially said “I love you” to one another, how much I wanted her to know how I was feeling and how much I loved her. Chia ultimately beat me to it and said “I love you” first, but to my defense, I was the one who asked her to be my girlfriend first so without that, none of this would have been possible!

                                            🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                            I could hold you for a million years

                                            To make you feel my love 

                                            🎧 Listen to the song:

                                             

                                            42. Make It Rain – Colbie Caillat

                                              Unlike being in a hetero relationship, we’ll always have people who might judge us and our love, which is why I love this song which basically says, “I don’t care what they say...there’s nothing better than this.”

                                              🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                              I don't care what they say

                                              Cause I have seen when we run we make it rain

                                              There's nothing better than this 

                                              🎧 Listen to the song:

                                               

                                              43. Ours – Taylor Swift

                                                This is actually our favorite Taylor Swift song and one of her more underrated ones in my opinion. I thought the lyrics in this song are particular relatable for a lesbian or any LGBTQ couple where it feels like it’s you two against the world and people might disapprove of your relationship, but at the end of the day, this love is ours. 

                                                🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                                 It's not theirs to speculate if it's wrong

                                                And your hands are tough, but they are where mine belong

                                                This love is ours

                                                🎧 Listen to the song: 

                                                 

                                                44. Gone, Gone, Gone – Phillip Phillips

                                                  This is a heartwarming song that reminds me of an old couple who has loved each other for 50+ years like Pat and Terry from A Secret Love. Whenever I listen to this song, I think of what it’ll be like when Chia and I celebrate our 50th anniversary together. 

                                                  🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                                  You're my back bone, you're me cornerstone
                                                  You're my crutch when my legs stop moving
                                                  You're my headstart, you're my rugged heart
                                                  You're the pokes that I've always needed
                                                  I love you long after you're gone

                                                  🎧 Listen to the song:

                                                   

                                                  45. I Will Follow You into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie

                                                    I love how poetic this song is and how it puts a unique and romantic spin on the concept of “I’ll love you forever.”

                                                    🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                                     I'll follow you into the dark

                                                    No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white

                                                    Just our hands clasped so tight

                                                    🎧 Listen to the song:

                                                     

                                                    46. Same Love – Macklemore

                                                      When this song first came out, Chia and I hadn’t met each other yet, but like millions of others around the world, we resonated so much with the lyrics of this song. It’s inspiring and empowering and now that we’ve found each other, we can finally enjoy this song together. 

                                                      🎵 Favorite Lyrics:

                                                      Strip away the fear

                                                      Underneath it's all the same love

                                                      🎧 Listen to the song:

                                                      Here's the full playlist for you to enjoy:

                                                       

                                                      Looking back on this playlist, I’m so glad that Chia didn’t die from cheesiness overload, but relistening to this definitely brought back a lot of great memories from when it all began. 

                                                      Hope you enjoyed this as well and let us know in the comments below what your favorite love songs are!

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