Lyrically- Ready For Love.

We’re still on the India Arie train, last week I put up Can I walk with you which is one of my absolute favourite songs and which I have listened to more than a hundred times this week.


Today I’m sharing the lyrics of Ready for love, it appears that I’m drawn to her romantic songs. I’m wondering why the songs I am drawn to and have been listening to recently are about getting ready for a romantic relationship. Not only are they about a romantic love, they are from the viewpoint of the woman addressing the man she loves who hasn’t spoken up yet.


I’m wondering if my subconscious is projecting something, trying hard to tell me something. I wonder what the subliminal message is because I do not have romantic feelings for anyone at the moment; except fried plantain and shrimps with egg sauce and Coca-Cola on the rocks. Or is he coming soon (the Bae that is) and my spirit is ready for him already… I wonder, I just wonder.


If this weren’t a song, it would have made a beautiful, delicate poem. The song is so slow and the instrumentals are so subtle that it almost seems like a poetry rendition with music. I especially love the part where she mentions he loves music and art and respects the spirit world. If you find such a man, buzz me sharply 😉

Enjoy Ready for Love by the one and only India Arie.



“Ready For Love”

I am ready for love
Why are you hiding from me
I’d quickly give my freedom
To be held in your captivity

I am ready for love
All of the joy and the pain
And all the time that it takes
Just to stay in your good grace
Lately I’ve been thinking
Maybe you’re not ready for me
Maybe you think I need to learn maturity
They say watch what you ask for
Cause you might receive
But if you ask me tomorrow
I’ll say the same thing

I am ready for love
Would you please lend me your ear?
I promise I won’t complain
I just need you to acknowledge I am here

If you give me half a chance
I’ll prove this to you
I will be patient, kind, faithful and true
To a man who loves music
A man who loves art
Respect’s the spirit world
And thinks with his heart

I am ready for love
If you’ll take me in your hands
I will learn what you teach
And do the best that I can

I am ready for love
Here with an offering of
My voice
My Eyes
My soul
My mind

Tell me what is enough
To prove I am ready for love

I am ready



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