(I Don't Know If I Love You But) I Like Like You A Lot

February 14, 2012 10:16 AM

For when you're trying to find the perfect way to tell your Valentine that you like like them. Because nothing says romance like contrastive focus reduplication.

posted by cortex (9 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite


It's fun to be around you
And I like it when you smile
And I've felt something about you
For at least a little while
But I don't want to imply
That this is something that it's not
I don't know if I love you
But I LIKE like you a lot

I spell your name with candy hearts
But we just laugh it off
Your voice cracks when you see me
But you hide it with a cough
The stutter in my step
Betrays a flutter in my heart
I'm afraid to say I love you
But I'll LIKE like you to start

I choo-choo-choose to believe
That there's something in between us
That when we catch each other's eyes
Both of our hearts are saying "dang!"

So here I am out on a limb
Hoping you'll sit up in this tree with me
That Valentines will end
With not a whimper but a bang

I like the thing we have right now
But think it could be more
But it makes me pretty nervous
Thinking what could be in store
The L-word's pretty scary
but the L-L-word is not
So I d'know if I love you
But I LIKE like you a lot

posted by cortex at 10:35 AM on February 14, 2012 [8 favorites]

Clever and fun! Thanks for this. I love the 'call and response' bits.
posted by lholladay at 10:44 AM on February 14, 2012

Hey! That's what I MeMailed to my sweetie, on the night after I met her at a meetup: To say, "It was a pleasure meeting you," would be an understatement. So here's me blurting out, "I like you. I mean, 'like,' like."
posted by not_on_display at 12:10 PM on February 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is awesome - thank you.
posted by doyouknowwhoIam? at 1:39 PM on February 14, 2012

I like-like the nod to Ralph Wiggum!
posted by Koko at 4:47 PM on February 14, 2012

Hey, this is really cool. Great idea for a song and you get out quick before it gets beaten into the ground.

Dang! indeed.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:25 AM on February 17, 2012

Hehe, this is nifty! This'll clear up and any ambiguity in the relationship.
posted by pytar gucchy at 6:46 PM on February 17, 2012

Haha, so damn catchy. Love it.
posted by Glinn at 12:24 PM on February 26, 2012

Wow, just discovered this thanks to a link in an AskMe thread. It's adorable! Definitely one to keep in mind for next time I hit the like-like stage.
posted by Superplin at 10:35 AM on October 10, 2012

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