Love You Overload

Lyrics and Backstory


Well, they told me I should carefully watch over my heart,
And I listened to what they said.
So I vowed that I would take it slow when love came along,
And never get in over my head.

And it seemed the plan was working, 'cause I stayed in command
When I'd feel those feelings start.
But then today I met you, and I tried not to let you,
But somehow you took over my heart.

And though I tried to hold on with all my might,
Before I'd even started I had lost the fight.
You've broken my resistance, cracked the code.
I've lost all control.

I'm going into love you overload.
I love you so much that it's overwhelming me.
I'm in love you overload.
You're all I can think about, all I hear and see.
I've been rendered helpless, but it feels so good
That there's nothing I'd rather do
Than spend the rest of my life overloaded with love for you.

Now it's two years later, and you'd think that by now
These emotions would be controlled,
'Cause they told me the passion you can feel when you're young
Starts fading long before you get old.

So when I'm going to see you, I think, 'Maybe this time
What I feel won't be so strong.'
But when you walk up to me, my love starts flowing through me
Exactly as it has along.

That overwhelming feeling is back once more.
If anything it's stronger than it's been before.
Like every other trip I've taken down this road,
The end is the same:

I'm right back into love you overload.
I'm fully engulfed and there's nothing I can do.
I'm in love you overload.
It's like the whole universe is just me and you.
I'm as lost as ever, but I don't want change.
I am willing to see this through,
And spend the rest of my life overloaded with love for you.

And as the years continue our love will too.
No matter what may happen it will stay like new.
So when our hair is graying and our steps have slowed,
I'll still be with you,

Still going into love you overload.
The future's unsure, but you'll always know one thing:
Me in love you overload,
Through all of our lives and whatever life may bring.

And when our lives have ended and we're with the Lord,
I am certain that I will be
Overloaded with love for you
For all eternity.

I'm in love you overload,
Love you overload,
I'm in love you overload,
Love you overload,
I'm in love you overload!



In 1998 I started writing a novel of young love called 'Meant To Be.' (Chapters from it can be found on the Walguy's World Main Site.) One of the features of the story is that Trevor, the male lead, is a guitar player and aspiring songwriter who starts writing songs for his new girlfriend, Cindy. (In fact, my idea was to include a CD of the songs with each book!) The first one he writes is called 'Cindy's Smile.' (Look for that one to show up on this site someday too!) I abandoned work on the novel several years ago, long before I had gotten to the scene where Trevor plays the song for Cindy for the first time, but it would have gone something like this, picking it up just after he has finished playing:

     As soon as Trevor finished the song, Cindy jumped up from the couch and ran to Trevor, who quickly set down his guitar and rose to meet her.
     "OHHHHHHHH!" she exclaimed as she threw her arms around Trevor's neck and hugged him tightly, tears running down her cheeks."Oh, Trevor!" she continued emotionally, "I..I thought it was going to be another Christian song. But you wrote a song for ME! ABOUT ME! I'm...I'm just so...She paused. "Well, all I can say is, you've got to be the greatest boyfriend in the history of the universe! Thank you so much!"
     The intense emotion in both Cindy's voice and the trembling of her body as he held her filled Trevor with emotion too. He could hear his own voice wavering as he replied.
     "If I am the greatest boyfriend," he said, "it's only because I've got the most wonderful girlfriend there could ever be!" Then his father's words, from the conversation they had had on the evening of the first full day he had spent with Cindy, suddenly came back to him: If your relationship grows like you think it's going to, you'll know the right moment when it comes along.
     And Trevor suddenly knew that if there was ever going to be a 'right moment,' this was it.
     He pulled Cindy's arms from around his neck, held her hands, and looked into her eyes. The emotion welled up inside of him even more powerfully as he spoke again.
     "I love you, Cindy!" he said softly, barely able to keep his voice steady enough to say the words clearly. "I love you!"
     Cindy gasped in shock and delight. "I love you too, Trevor!" she replied, her voice even more emotional than before. They looked into each others eyes for a moment, then moved together and began a long, passionate kiss.
     Eventually the kiss ended, and they stepped back and resumed holding hands. As they gazed lovingly into each other's eyes, Cindy spoke.
     "I know I don't need to ask this, but I guess I just want to hear you say it again. Do you really love me, Trevor?"
     "Are you kidding?" Trevor replied, his emotion surging higher than ever, making him fight for control. "I love you so much I think I'm going into love you overload!"
     "That's how I feel too!" agreed Cindy with a big smile. Then they fell back into each other's arms and held each other tightly again.

Later, when Trevor is alone and his emotions have settled down, he thinks back on what happened, and realizes that 'love you overload' is a great concept for his next song for Cindy. So he immediately begins working on it.

I had this sequence in my mind as early as 2000, and here and there worked a bit on lyrics for 'Love You Overload' and imagining the music to go along with them, but it wasn't until the fall of 2010 that I started thinking seriously about finally finishing the song and working out the accompaniment. I'm so happy that after having this song bouncing around in my head for over a decade, I've finally finished it! I think it's probably the best song I'll ever write, and I hope you like it as much as I do!