what does this song really mean?

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Hi

i first heard this song when I saw the film:'Click'. Its name is' Making love out of nothing at all'. I have liked it since then. I like the melody and I found the lyrics meaningful. I have always thought that' making love out of nothing at all' in this song means: to make a love from nothing at all. But unfortunately, yesterday when I looked up in the' oxford dictionary for advanced learners', 'make love' has only one meaning:' to have sex'! So the phrase means: 'to have sex for no reason'? In my culture, it is quite offensive if you use that word in a song.. I was really disappointed and upset, as with that meaning the song means almost nothing to me. Moreover,in my opinion, if that phrase refers to 'have sex', it doesn't match with the rest of the song. Could you please tell me what does the phrase and the song mean. I really don't want to be rude, i just want to know exactly what the artist want to say.

Here is the lyrics

Artist: Air Supply
Song title: Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
Lyric:

I know just how to whisper
and I know just how to cry;
I know just where to find the answers; and I know just how to lie.

I know just how to fake it
and I know just how to scheme;
I know just when to face the truth

And then I know just when to dream.
And I know just where to touch you
and I know just what to prove

I know when to pull you closer
and I know when to let you loose.
And I know the night is fading
and I know that time's gonna fly;
And I'm never gonna tell you ev'rything I've got to tell you

But I know I've got to give it a try.
And I know the roads to riches
and I know the ways to fame;
I know all the rules and then I know how to break them
And I always know the name of the game.
But I don't know how to leave you
and I'll never let you fall;
And I don't know how you do it
making love out of nothing at all.
Making love - out of nothing at all

Making love - out of nothing at all

Making love - out of nothing at all

Making love - out of nothing at all. . . .
Ev'ry time I see you all the rays of the sun
Are streaming through the waves in your hair;
And ev'ry star in the sky is taking aim at your eyes
Like a spotlight.
The beating of my heart is a drum

And it's lost and it's looking for a rhythm like you.
You can take the darkness from the pit of the night
And turn into a beacon burning endlessly bright.
I've got to follow it
'cause ev'rything I know

Well
it's nothing 'til I give it to you.
I can make the run or stumble
I can make the final block;
And I can make every tackle
at the sound of the whistle

I can make all the stadiums rock.
I can make tonight forever

Or I can make it disappear by the dawn;
And I can make you every promise
That has ever been made

And I can make all your demons be gone.
With god I'll never gonna make it without you

Do you really want to see me crawl ?

And I never gonna make it like you do

Making love out of nothing at all.
Making love - out of nothing at all
. . .
Making love - out of nothing at all
. . .
Making love - out of nothing at all
New Member03
Personally I liked the song and I found it very romantic ,even if it has some implied meaning,but it s wonderful...
New Member19
Hi,

I like this song very much... I understand from the lyrics of this song that it is about "making love out of nothing at all" and not "having sex". Afterall, don't we all know that making love is different from just having sex? Anyway, I think it is a romantic and a very beautiful meaningful song.

Cheers!
Full Member107
Anonymous:
Hi, I love this song so much. And I don't think "making love" is "having sex" ('coz "to make love to someone" just belongs to this meaning. I agree with you it means "creating love from nothing at all".
Anonymous:
I know this is an old post, but I thought it would be fun to answer it. I'm originally from the U.S. Love is something that is misinterpreted from country to country. I spent some time traveling to other countries. In America love can be taken two different ways. Love is seen as "sex" or it can be "a strong emotion of regard and affection." The second meaning is what is used in this song. In other words, love is a feeling. So in this song "Making Love Out of Nothing At All" means that he fell in love with her and she didn't do anything to make it happen...it just did. He doesn't understand how he fell in love with her when she did nothing to try to win his affection. If you watch the music video it starts off with a guy who is a musician and a girl. They are both saying goodbye because he has to go on tour with the band. He wants her to go with him but she refuses to come. I won't spoil the rest of the video. Just search online and you will find it. He truly loves her, but she doesn't see a point in having their relationship continue because they are both leaving.

This is a highly romantic 80's song that is still cherished to this day by love birds. I hope I cleared this question up. This is just my interpertation of the song. Someone else may have a different opinion.
Anonymous:
in my opinion, it means making love so meaningful. Emotion: love Emotion: heart
Anonymous:
good on ya, i love your contribution Emotion: big smile
Anonymous:
This song is about a singer loves his girlfriend but he has to leave her all the time because he is traveling (on the road) playing shows with his band. He loves her and asks her to come with him on the road, but she refuses, but still she loves him. He is saying that she "making love out of nothing at all" meaning that he is never there for her, yet she still loves him. "making love" does mean having sex, but in this song you could interpret it as "making our love out of nothing at all". It is a song about love, not sex. Emotion: smile
Anonymous:
I loved your explanation! Thank you!
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