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You ask how much I need you, must I explain?
I need you, oh my darling, like roses need rain.
You ask how long I'll love you; I'll tell you true:
Until the twelfth of never, I'll still be loving you.

Hold me close, never let me go.
Hold me close, melt my heart like April snow.

I'll love you till the bluebells forget to bloom;
I'll love you till the clover has lost it's perfume.
I'll love you till the poets run out of rhyme,
Until the twelfth of never and that's a long, long time.

Hold me close, never let me go.
Hold me close, melt my heart like April snow.

I'll love you till the bluebells forget to bloom;
I'll love you till the clover has lost it's perfume.
I'll love you till the poets run out of rhyme,
Until the twelfth of never and that's a long, long time.

Until the twelfth of never and that's a long, long time.



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    UnregisteredMar 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    Of course it means he loves her. "like roses need rain" and "i'll still be loving you" is quite obvious enough.

    Great song and meaning. We don't get songs like this anymore.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 2:01 am
    The song simply means that he will love her until forever, as "the 12th of never" is a date that will never come.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 12, 2012 at 1:28 am
    July 12th would mark the third year since i met what i thought was my true love. We used to call our anniversary the twelfth of never, meaning we planned to stay together until we died. We ran up against a non-negotiable issue after two and a half years. Now hearing the song makes me feel sad.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    Meaning: they will never stop loving each other; the love is endless.

    The love already exists ("i'll still be loving you"). It will last until things happen which can't logically happen (till the 12th of never, a time which simply cannot ever come; till poets run out of rimes; till flowers forget to bloom). Therefore, the love will never cease.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    My mum and dads song together. My dad died 12 years ago, my mum is dying now (but with a new partner of 7 tyears) but she will have this song played at her funeral for my dad xxx

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