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Whitesnake - The Deeper the Love


Whitesnake - The Deeper the Love - Meaning of the song


"The Deeper the Love" is a power ballad by the English hard rock band Whitesnake, taken from their 1989 album Slip of the Tongue. It was written by singer David Coverdale, along with guitarist Adrian Vandenberg.


Coverdale commented on the origins of the song in Slip of the Tongue 20th anniversary edition liner notes by saying:


"The Deeper the Love" came from a chorus sequence I'd had for some time, written, if memory serves, in my dear friend Tony Z's house, many years ago... then my little Dutch brother, Adrian, came along and put the musical icing on the cake, and gave me the verse chord sequence. I finished writing it in Tahiti very early in the morning with the sun rising over the Pacific.


"The Deeper the Love" was released as the album's second single in early 1990. It was a Top 40 chart success in the UK, the US, Canada and Ireland. It also reached number 4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts in the US.


The song was performed in its original form for the 1990 Slip of the Tongue tour, but after that it has only been performed in acoustic form, which was first seen and heard on 1998's Starkers in Tokyo.


The Deeper the Love - Lyrics


When I look back

On everything I've done

I know you must have cried

A river of tears,

But, you were there

When I was feeling low

To walk me through my darkest fears


So when the sun goes down

An' those nights grow colder,

I will be there

Looking over your shoulder


An' the deeper the love

The stronger the emotion,

An' the stronger the love

The deeper the devotion


There were times

I almost let you go

When I thought I needed to break free,

But you were there

To whisper in my ear

Why don't you share my dreams with me.


So when the sun goes down

An those nights are growing colder

I will be there

Looking over your shoulder.


An' the deeper the love

The stronger the emotion,

An' the stronger the love

The deeper the devotion


I don't mind, what you're doing to me,

I don't mind, 'cause you're all I can see

I don't mind, baby, you mean the world to me


When the sun goes down

An' those nights are growing colder,

I will be there

Looking over your shoulder, baby, baby, baby.


So When the sun goes down

An' those nights are growing colder,

I will be there

Looking over your shoulder.


'Cause the deeper the love

The stronger the emotion,

An' the stronger the love

The deeper the devotion...


I never gonna let you go,

In my heart, I know.

I love you, I love you.

Oh baby, I really love you...

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