♫ Glory Of Love ♫

Every song that popped into my head tonight, I’ve already played, some as recently as last week, though I had already forgotten (senility???).  So, I just sat back and relaxed, let the ‘net take me where it would, and it landed me squarely in the midst of Peter Cetera’s lovely voice.

Released in 1986, this was Peter Cetera’s first solo single after leaving Chicago the previous year. The theme song for the film The Karate Kid: Part II, it fit the movie perfectly. The song quickly became a favorite at weddings and proms across America.

This song was written by Peter Cetera, his ex-wife Diane Nini, and David Foster, who produced Chicago’s highly successful albums Chicago 16 (1982) and Chicago 17 (1984) when Cetera was with the group. Cetera was asked by a friend to write the love song for the Karate Kid: Part II’ film, and was shown part of the movie. He has claimed that the song was destined to be a hit whether it was used for the film or not.

The song peaked at #1 in the U.S., #3 in the UK, and the Canadians apparently didn’t much like it, for it didn’t chart there.

Glory of Love
Peter Cetera

Tonight it’s very clear as we’re both lyin’ here
There’s so many things I want to say
I will always love you
I would never leave you alone

Sometimes I just forget, say things I might regret
It breaks my heart to see you cryin’
I don’t want to lose you
I could never make it alone

I am a man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero you’re dreamin’ of
We’ll live forever, knowin’ together
That we did it all for the glory of love

You keep me standing tall, you help me through it all
I’m always strong when you’re beside me
I have always needed you
I could never make it alone

I am a man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero you’ve been dreamin’ of
We’ll live forever, knowin’ together
That we did it all for the glory of love

It’s like a knight in shining armor from a long time ago
Just in time I will save the day
Take you to my castle far away

I am a man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero that you’re dreamin’ of
We’re gonna live forever, knowin’ together
That we did it all for the glory of love

We’ll live forever, knowin’ together
That we did it all for the glory of love

We did it all for love
We did it all for love
We did it all for love
We did it all for love

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: David Foster / Peter Cetera / Diane Nini
Glory of Love lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

17 thoughts on “♫ Glory Of Love ♫

  1. Canadians don’t believe in fairy tale endings, espescially when 100% of marriages end in either divorce or death, often death instead of divorce. I believe one of the favourite wedding songs in Canada is still Something, because we Canadians like substance over form.

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    • Oh, I don’t know as you speak for all Canadians, for I know some who believe in fairy tales. However, you’re right … all marriages, in fact all relationships of any sort, end in divorce or death. 😉

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