top of page

You Have Been Loved

George Michael

One night I was lying in bed with my headphones on enjoying listening to various songs in Spotify when this song came on. I listened to the sultry trumpet intro and guitar sounds and I thought to myself, “very George Michael-ish”. Then, he started singing...boom! Nailed it.

It it was a beautiful song. The song was written about pain, love, suffering, life - George’s love at the time; (Anselmo Feleppa) and Anselmo’s mother (the ‘she’ in this song). Very touching and wonderful to listen to.


She takes the back road and the lane Past the school that has not changed In all this time

She thinks of when the boy was young All the battles she had won Just to give him life

That man She loved that man For all his life

But now we meet to take him flowers And only God knows why

For what's the use in pressing palms When children fade in mother's arms

It's a cruel world, we've so much to lose And what we have to learn, we rarely choose

So if it's God who took her son He cannot be the one living in her mind

Take care my love, she said Don't think that God is dead Take care my love, she said

You have been loved

If I was weak, forgive me But I was terrified You brushed my eyes with angels wings, full of love The kind that makes devils cry

So these days My life has changed And I'll be fine (and I'll be fine)

But she just sits and counts the hours Searching for her crime

So what's the use in pressing palms If you won't keep such love from harm It's a cruel world, you've so much to prove And heaven help the ones who wait for you

No, I've no daughters, I've no sons Guess I'm the only one Living in my life

Take care my love, he said Don't think that God is dead Take care my love, he said

You have been loved

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: David Austin / George Michael You Have Been Loved lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page