Howard Jones - Everlasting Love Lyrics

He wasn't looking for a pretty face
She wasn't searching for the latest style
He didn't want someone who walked straight off the TV
She needed someone with an interior smile

She wasn't looking for a cuddle in the back seat
He wasn't looking for a five minute thrill
She wasn't thinking of tomorrow or of next week
This vacancy he meant to permanently fill

I need an everlasting love
I need a friend and a lover divine
An everlasting precious love
Wait for it, wait for it, give it some time

Back in the world of disposable emotion
In the climate of temporary dreams
He wasn't looking for a notch on his bedpost
A love to push, pull and burst at the seams

I need an everlasting love
I need a friend and a lover divine
An everlasting precious love
Wait for it, wait for it, give it some time

Is this love worth waiting for?
Something special, something pure

I need an everlasting love
I need a friend and a lover divine
An everlasting precious love
Wait for it, wait for it, give it some time
Wait for it, wait for it, give it some time

Is this love worth waiting for?
Bitterness will die for sure
Something special, something pure
Is this love worth waiting for?

Is this love worth waiting for?
(I need an everlasting love)
Bitterness will die for sure
Something special, something pure
(I need a friend and a lover divine)
Is this love worth waiting for?

I need an everlasting love
I need a friend and a lover divine
An everlasting precious love
Wait for it, wait for it, give it some time

I need an everlasting love
I need a friend and a lover divine
An everlasting precious love
Wait for it, wait for it, give it some time

I need an everlasting love
I need a friend and a lover divine
An everlasting precious love
Wait for it, wait for it, give it some time

I need an everlasting love
I need a friend and a lover divine
An everlasting precious love
Wait for it, wait for it, give it some time

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Howard Jones Everlasting Love Comments
  1. Monica Murphy

    HoJo oh how we loved him!

  2. Joseph E. Rodríguez Pagán

    Listening in 2019💪🏻🙅🏻‍♂️

  3. Jesus Ramirez

    Is a big song since 1987

  4. Jose Abraham

    Great lyrics great song, what was the highest rank in the top 40 this song had?

  5. Adelaide Dupont

    And this song is so much more than a #fiveminutethrill !

  6. Mellow Tron

    Does anyone know the name of the restaurant that appears on the music video?

  7. Kimberly Argiris

    I remember this song when I was young now hitting near 40 I did wait for it and gave it time. Now I'm in a fantastic relationship after going through so many bad relationships, a failed marriage I found a great guy that's treating me like a queen and we are talking about getting married down the road.

    Adelaide Dupont

    YAY! SO good for you and for him. #treatedlikeaqueen #marrieddowntheroad #waitforit #giveittime

  8. Lisa Dixon

    Wasn't then & not now, looking for all the temporary things.

  9. seattlejayde

    Los Momias!!

  10. Scotty Clayton

    This is the jam!

  11. abel hechevarria

    Kiss may buttt

  12. ozzfest72

    A rip of Break Away Lyle and galhager

  13. Liz Kozlowski

    He was weird at times 😂 lol

  14. Kymm Smith

    those mummy bandage look much whiter than new clothes

  15. Aaron Gray

    Im getting ready to dip my toe back in the dating pool after a divorce from a 13 year marriage. I've been without anyone for almost a year. Better advice I don't think I could find. I don't need to have someone now. Wait for it. It will happen. Thanks Ho Jo...

  16. William Holmes

    This is my all time favorite song by him.

  17. Adela Kerr

    Omg I love this song,.

  18. Zoes Dada

    Please, please, someone invent a time machine.

  19. Eliza Ash

    🙄💗his talent very much this song is still awesome today!😃

  20. Michael M

    I like the video. I mean it's like a couple has been together, married, and in love since ancient Egypt, over 4000 years ago. Chokes me up, a bit, thinking about it. Over 4000 years, and they look so happy, in that video...

  21. tony keisling

    HOWARD JONES has never disapointed me with his music.

  22. claudio arturo gonzalez chavez

    Very nice song,exelent age, 80,'s best music ever!!!

  23. mkl62

    This hit from Howard Jones was the 617th #1 song on Billboard's Adult Contemporary charts.

  24. Happy Lee

    The intro reminds me of Beggar's Game, by Dan Fogelberg. It's either the ambience of it or just the feel of it... have always admired Howard Jones👍

  25. Candace Shirley

    I love that line he wasn't looking for a pretty face
    And the cuddle in the backseat
    What in the hell, such few likes

  26. David Stevens

    First time I've ever seen this vid, great!

  27. Beata Tomaszewska

    Super text😀

  28. video rate

    Spring 1989 Just Before Graduation..

  29. roz sutherland

    Wonderful song 👍👍 80 music rocks ✅

  30. Maria Laura Salomon

    Que lindo recuerdo los 80 lo mejor de lo mejoooooor ojalá tuviera una maquina del tiempo y ya estaría retrocediendo y volver a vivir esa infancia feliz en donde escuchábamos esta verdadera música

  31. Wendy F

    He was evolving, going for the mullet instead of his awesome early’80’s awesome spiky hair.

  32. Fidel Luna

    Excelente tema
    25 años sin oírlo

  33. Shawn Baker

    I like the song but the video sucks

  34. Bill Suszynski

    Cheesy assed video, but I love the song I grew up with :)

  35. joekoke1

    Every time I view this song, is awesome. So much about the life we endure..

  36. Carlos Enrique Ñaupa huaman

    Like in the year only 2019...good vídeo.

    Jennifer Williams

    This is such a great song! Been jamming out for 30 plus years to this lol

  37. Song Mozart

    He's adorable 🥰

  38. Christopher Dooley

    Howard's best song. Hands down!

  39. Stitch o7

    So glad I grew up in the 80's. Miss real music like this. It had meaning.

  40. Martha Martinez

    Who in 2019???

  41. Hurricanelive

    The best songs are the 70's and 80's songs that sing and read like hymns. Least that's how I look at it. I found my twin flame in 1989 but met her in 85-86. It was probably more about Paula Abdul, Madonna, Bobby Brown and Prince for us back then.

  42. Susy Floozy


  43. Paola Orellana S.

    Septiembre 2019... 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

  44. Elizabeth Guadalupe

    Conocí esta cancion gracias a VH1 classic, lastima que ya no exista ese canal en mi proveedor de cable

  45. Erika selah


  46. Harley Hjerpe

    I thought he said “ internet will die for sure”!!!
    But truly, what a fantastic song- I want an everlasting love too!!!

  47. Xennial Hipster

    A modern videogame or TV show/movie needs to use this song so it brings it back. It doesn't deserve to be some forgotten obscure 80s song. I want Gen Z to know about it

  48. Xennial Hipster

    Amazing underrated 80s bop, although the video quality looks like its from an actual 1989 camera lol. I'd think an official upload would be better

  49. Carmen Cañete

    Si pudieramos volver esos tiempos .hermoso tema 😍😍😍😂😂😂

  50. Hernan Rodriguez

    Beatiful sting

  51. ontnurse2

    crazy video but the song is great

  52. Joe Sawyer

    This song has such a fun vibe

  53. Kevin Gomolka

    When music was music

  54. Luis Rodríguez-Asorza

    Since 1989

  55. p01 echeverria collante

    Sandra Calle Rangel, my everlasting love, I love You!!!

  56. danicakes921

    My favorite song that has a "round". Never get tired of it!

  57. Kyra Rivas

    Muy buen tema excelente Howard Jones everlasting love lindo recuerdo de mi niñez Super temon

  58. jamie foyers

    Why was this song never a bigger hit?. Crazy..

  59. Cinnamon Zombie

    I love this song so much and I think it's adorable how they used mummies that fell in love with each other. Talk about cute asf.

  60. Bob Ballard

    Should have been a huge UK hit - brilliant song.

  61. Fernando Nole

    Aún quien la escucha en el 2019?

  62. Cristián Pérez

    The great sound of eighties, greetings from Chile !!!

  63. Luis Garcia

    1989♥♥♥ mis dulces 18 añitos.......30 años d este bello tema

  64. Timelord2001

    Wasn't that great?! When a real artist could sing about real love, and that most precious of commodities, *time* (and therefore, patience), in a way that got through to least some. This was music when it was still good.

  65. Brittany Thomas

    So catchy!

  66. Gerry Palmieri

    L amore è immortale lascia un segno buono nel mondo anche il male. Fa la stessa cosa ma è meglio fare prevalere il bene sempre perché il male non costruisce nulla di buono solo l amore crea felicità ok ok ciao Howard Jones grazie ti amo sempre 2019. 26 maggio ❤️🏃‍♂️🌸🌞🌈💐💋💋💋

  67. Jeffrey Riley

    Interestingly, this song did much better in the US than in the UK. Very odd for a song by a Brit.

  68. Julio Rafael Castañeda Mendoza

    Nice video where those mummies who love each other are having thew time of their lives. I love it !!!

  69. Enrique Mena

    Tanto tiempo buscándola, y al fin la encontré :).

  70. Desirable Jodie

    gives a total wrong impression it looked totally fine on tv back then

  71. melly mel

    "This vacancy he meant to permanently fill" 💞

  72. TigerBonez2020

    "Wait for it. Wait for it! Give it some time!"
    Lesson: If you are not a patient person this is not your song.

  73. Romina de la garza

    Wonderfull Song 🌸🕊️

  74. Trance K Blade


  75. Trance K Blade

    This video always makes me cry just because I get it and I know what it means and the video is way more deep then the song is saying

  76. John M

    726,178 XO

  77. John M

    725,095 XO

  78. christdragon

    I have memories of hearing this so many times in the 80's. Not a big fan of the video though. Thanks.

  79. Chris Bennett

    Another classic 80s song

  80. Fernando Contreras


    Luis Garcia

    Desde soacha!!

  81. Truth And Justice

    I never understood why this song wasn't more popular. Beautiful message, beautiful song.

  82. John M

    718,756 XO

  83. QB Film Room

    One of best Voices of all time. Him and Nick Laird Clowes

  84. Jose Luis

    Escuchando una tarde de abril

  85. Tammy Leeder Whitaker

    I need an everlasting love.......wait for, wait for give it some TIME....

  86. Peter Marreck

    Hey HoJo... It’s time to up a higher-quality version of this! 9 year old youtubes didn’t age well, 😆
    (this song, however, did!)

  87. blazin

    Having a hard time grasping this is 30 years old now. Holy hell. I was 15 when it was released.

  88. Ted Brookins

    Another classic ‘’80s luxurious bridge

  89. Imelda Ennis

    Coincidences?... Every song by Howard... Amazing 😯🎤❤️

  90. singinglawnchair

    They play this on the in-store music at my job, never knew it was Howard Jones.

  91. TigerBonez2020

    This song is everlasting song, it deserves to enter back on the charts and go into the top ten. The world needs to ask themseles what everlasting love really is.

  92. joekoke1

    Reminds me of District 9 aliens. Takes away from the video . Great song though!!

  93. Paul Joseph V.

    One of the best songs of the 80s!! Awesome song!! Howard Jones helluva voice!!

  94. Jamie Bilich

    I miss the 80s today's music sucks

  95. Jamie Bilich

    great song

  96. Dan Tolbert


  97. Steve Mandl

    6th grade 1989 all over again

    Michael M

    Me too. Parsons Elementary, in my case.

  98. pazuzurising

    Last year of junior high...fucking good memories

  99. Best Outdoor Fun

    Two of my favorite songwriters are Janie Lane and Howard Jones. I miss the 80s.