Making Love Out of Nothing At All

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Love makes us helpless. Well, I don’t know many things about love, but I definitely know that one thing for sure. Even the smartest girl could turn into a fool in front of love. About a week ago, I had a conversation with my partner; a serious one, actually, but it’s not me and my partner when we don’t end up even the most serious conversation with laugh and jokes. That night, we rode our way home while listening to this one song: “Making Love Out of Nothing At All”, performed by Australian vocal duo, Air Supply. No, we’re not making love out of nothing at all, I believe. We’re making love out of love, well, at least I do. Anyway, since that random night, this song has gotten stuck inside my head. Therefore I keep wondering about it, because somehow I feel related to some words from the verses part of this song. Well, I’ve turned into a fool for love. That’s inevitable, and I have no regret for that. I must be a fool, and I’m the happiest fool in the world.

I know all the rules and then I know how to break them, and I always know the name of the game. But I don’t know how to leave you, and I’ll never let you fall. And I don’t know how you do it, making love out of nothing at all.” –Air Supply, Making Love Out of Nothing At All

First released in 1983, “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” appeared in Air Supply’s compilation album, “Greatest Hits”. It was subsequently released as the album’s lead single. It was written and composed by Jim Steinman as a reworking of the main title them from the 1980 film, “A Small Circle of Friends”, for which he wrote the score.
Apparently, everyone’s a fool before love. They might know how to act. They might understand how to treat the person they love. They might know the right time to do the right thing to do. “I know just how to whisper, and I know just how to cry. I know just where to find the answers, and I know just how to lie. I know just how to fake it, and I know just how to scheme. I know just when to face the truth, and then I know just when to dream. And I know just where to touch you, and I know just what to prove.” They might know how to react. They might understand how to please the person they love. They might know the right time to say the right thing to say. “I know when to pull you closer, and I know when to let you loose. And I know the night is fading, and I know that time’s gonna fly. And I’m never gonna tell you everything I’ve got to tell you, but I know I’ve got to give it a try. And I know the roads to riches, and I know the ways to fame.”
They might be good at anything, but people in love can be bad at everything. In the end, they’re fools for love. “I know all the rules and then I know how to break them, and I always know the name of the game. But I don’t know how to leave you, and I’ll never let you fall. And I don’t know how you do it, making love out of nothing at all.” Everything about that person is just beautiful. And what can we do when that person has it all, everything we want and need, everything we always search for in this life? “Every time I see you all the rays of the sun are streaming through the waves in your hair. And every star in the sky is taking aim at your eyes like a spotlight. The beating of my heart is a drum, and it’s lost, and it’s looking for a rhythm like you. You can take the darkness from the pit of the night and turn into a beacon burning endlessly bright. I’ve got to follow it, ‘cause everything I know, well it’s nothing till I give it to you.”
Apparently, everyone’s kneeling down before love. They would give it all. They might be able to do anything, but people in love are not able to do everything. “I can make the run or stumble, I can make the final block. And I can make every tackle, at the sound of the whistle, I can make all the stadiums rock. I can make tonight forever, or I can make it disappear by the dawn. And I can make you every promise that has ever been made, and I can make all your demons be gone. But I’m never gonna make it without you; do you really want to see me crawl? And I’m never gonna make it like you do, making love out of nothing at all.” In the end, they’re taken for granted in the name of love. However, can we still call it ‘taken for granted’ when we are willingly and consciously doing that? No, rather than ‘taken for granted’, I would call it ‘love’. Indeed, the ones who love more are always the losing ones, but it’s beautiful since it’s sincere.
In 1995, Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler released a cover of “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” for her album titled “Free Spirit”. Some lines of the lyrics were changed for her version. Since then, many recording artists have made a cover for this power ballad track. I love both of Air Supply and Tyler versions. Both are awesome and breathtaking.

I can make tonight forever, or I can make it disappear by the dawn. And I can make you every promise that has ever been made, and I can make all your demons be gone. But I’m never gonna make it without you; do you really want to see me crawl? And I’m never gonna make it like you do, making love out of nothing at all.” –Air Supply, Making Love Out of Nothing At All





“I know just how to whisper, and I know just how to cry
I know just where to find the answers, and I know just how to lie
I know just how to fake it, and I know just how to scheme
I know just when to face the truth, and then I know just when to dream
And I know just where to touch you, and I know just what to prove
I know when to pull you closer, and I know when to let you loose
And I know the night is fading, and I know that time’s gonna fly
And I’m never gonna tell you everything I’ve got to tell you, but I know I’ve got to give it a try
And I know the roads to riches, and I know the ways to fame
I know all the rules and then I know how to break them, and I always know the name of the game

But I don’t know how to leave you, and I’ll never let you fall
And I don’t know how you do it, making love out of nothing at all
Making love out of nothing at all, making love out of nothing at all
Making love out of nothing at all, making love out of nothing at all
Making love out of nothing at all, making love out of nothing at all

Every time I see you all the rays of the sun are streaming through the waves in your hair
And every star in the sky is taking aim at your eyes like a spotlight
The beating of my heart is a drum, and it’s lost, and it’s looking for a rhythm like you
You can take the darkness from the pit of the night and turn into a beacon burning endlessly bright
I’ve got to follow it, ‘cause everything I know, well it’s nothing till I give it to you

I can make the run or stumble, I can make the final block
And I can make every tackle, at the sound of the whistle, I can make all the stadiums rock
I can make tonight forever, or I can make it disappear by the dawn
And I can make you every promise that has ever been made, and I can make all your demons be gone

But I’m never gonna make it without you, do you really want to see me crawl?
And I’m never gonna make it like you do, making love out of nothing at all
Making love out of nothing at all, making love out of nothing at all
Making love out of nothing at all, making love out of nothing at all
Making love out of nothing at all, making love out of nothing at all”

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