It’s a Loving Thing


The chords and words for Loving Thing

You might want to listen to “It’s a Loving Thing” without watching the video, which was a bit dodgy even way back in the nineties (what was the label thinking?).

This is from CB Milton’s second album, and is definitely the track that is remembered the most. Peter Bauwens, Phil Wilde and myself Michael Leahy were on a bit of a roll when we wrote it, as we had a few minor hits with CB already (and had worked on the 2 Unlimited albums, which helped).
It’s very much a track of its times musically, with the big infectious synth opening and a really big, uplifting chorus. CB gave it everything he had, and it fits his voice perfectly. The song crops up regularly on nineties compilations. Incidentally, we control the publishing and master rights. If anyone wants to use it, just get in touch via the contacts page.

Lyrically, the song is abut the changes love can bring. I have been asked if the third verse does not make it a gay anthem. The answer is not necessarily. It’s simply about a friendship that changes when one of the friends get bitten by the lurv bug!

Scroll down to find the chords below the lyrics.

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It’s a Loving Thing lyrics

Joe sighed and closed his eyes
Can’t think of what to say
It’s so clear when he sees her face
But words just slip away

In other days in other times
He’d laugh and walk on by
But that was then and this is now
So happy he could cry

(It’s a loving thing) It will change your life
Change it every way
(It’s a loving thing) You can bet your life
It happens every day, hey, every day

Two girls in a lonely town
Wonder what’s in store
They shared dreams of running around
But one don’t run no more

In other days with other boys
She’d laugh and walk on by
But whereas once she never loved
She knows that she will try

(It’s a loving thing) It will change your life
Change it every way
(It’s a loving thing) You can bet your life
It happens every day, hey, every day

Oh, hey, oh, hey
Loving thing (Loving thing)
Oho, oho

Call me, I’ll be waiting
Can you hear me, I’m facing changes
Call me if you’re ready
I’m waiting, I’m facing changes now

Oooh, yeah
It happens every day
Oho, oh

(It’s a loving thing) It will change your life
Change it every way
(It’s a loving thing) You can bet your life
It happens every day

(It’s a loving thing) It will change your life
Change it every way
(It’s a loving thing) You can bet your life
It happens every day, hey, every day

(It’s a loving thing)
(It’s a loving thing)

(It’s a loving thing)
Oh yeah, love, oh, love
It happens every day
Love, oh, love

 

I’ve often been asked about the second verse. The whole song is basically about the changes that love can make in life, even if they are slightly bittersweet in this verse (a girl losing her best friend to a guy). Looking at it now, I wonder why I used the word “whereas”, which is an unusual choice. I think now I’d simply put, “Even though she’d never loved, she knows that she will try…” Ah, retrospect!

I still think it’s a cracking song though and wonder why it hasn’t been covered by so few other performers. I think it could really build someone’s career all over again. Who do you think would do “It’s a Loving Thing” justice?

Loving Thing chords

UPDATE: “It’s a Loving Thing” was remixed by Michael Brun. Check for it on iTunes.

 

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