It has got to be one of the most honest and genuine, yet under-rated, and lately an almost ‘endangered’ kind of emotion from mankind.
Its a general perception that women tend to be more emotionally mature than men and are therefore naturally inclined to provide selfless love in most cases, which is true, but in an age of fast-track relationships and numerous counts of infidelity by both sexes you would be lucky to find a genuine one fitting the description, almost deprecating the idea to the realm of impracticality. Its strange that even in such an environment we do hear random cases of selfless love, and especially when it is from a man towards a woman it can form the foundation of a beautiful and incorruptible relationship which can definitely go the distance.
“Through the good times. Through the bad times. When a Man Loves a Woman its for all times.”
Here is the song from which the movie’s name was inspired. The original hit was written and performed in 1966 by Percy Sledge. You can watch a video of Sledge rendering the song in his voice by following the link. Here I’ve shared a video of Michael Bolton performing the song. The lyrics, well, speak for themselves.
“When a man loves a woman Can’t keep his mind on nothing else He’ll trade the world For the good thing he’s found If she’s bad he can’t see it She can do no wrong Turn his back on his best friend If he put her down . When a man loves a woman Spend his very last dime Tryin’ to hold on to what he needs He’d give up all his comfort Sleep out in the rain If she said that’s the way it ought to be . Well, this man loves a woman I gave you everything I had Tryin’ to hold on to your precious love Baby, please don’t treat me bad . When a man loves a woman Down deep in his soul She can bring him such misery If she plays him for a fool He’s the last one to know Lovin’ eyes can’t ever see . When a man loves a woman He can do no wrong He can never own some other girl Yes when a man loves a woman I know exactly how he feels ‘Cause baby, baby, baby, you’re my world . When a man loves a woman…..”