Well, I don't hate it anymore. But I'm still less than enamored by it than I might be. I still feel more affinity for the heartbreak songs than the "true love" tunes. Even as a kid, I related to songs of love lost.
My favorite Valentine's day song is titled Valentine's Day, by Steve earle. Can't find a version by the singer/songwriter, except on lala.com, though there are cover versions on YouTube and last.fm such as this one.
I come to you with empty hands I guess I just forgot again I only got my love to send On Valentine's Day I ain't got a card to sign Roses have been hard to find I only hope that you'll be mine On Valentine's Day I know that I swore that I wouldn't forget I wrote it all down: I lost it I guess There's so much I want to say But all the words just slip away
The way you love me every day Is Valentine's Day
If I could I would deliver to you Diamonds and gold; it's the least I can do So if you'll take my IOU I could make it up to you Until then I hope my heart will do For Valentine's Day
How do you feel about Valentine's Day, and what's your favorite song for the occasion, if any?