The Axis of Awesome, Australia's Most Awesomest Musical Comedy Group, take you through how to write a love song.

Full Credits

Song Written and Performed by Axis of Awesome, Jordan Raskopoulos, Lee Naimo and Benny Davis.
Also Starring: Erin Larosa, Julia Bellows, Gillian Bellinger, Lindsey Gareth, Marisa Devonish, Kirsten Barrie
Directed by Brad Schulz.
Produced by Anna Wenger, Melody Hammer, and Abbey Robertson.
Director of Photography: Ricky Fosheim. Gaffer: Kevin Stewart. G&E: Richard Kim, and Brian Lane. AC: Emily Weller. DIT: Elliot Dickerhoof. Costume Designer: Allison Pokladowski. Make-up: Sara Irving. Production Designer: Caity Birmingham. PA: Roy Cohen.


(whispers) exclusive
Steel String Guitar
Synthetic Percussion
♪ Baby Girl, ♪
♪ I wanna show you how much
I really love you ♪
♪ How much I really
love you ♪
♪ Baby Girl, ♪
♪ That's what I call you to
show you that my love for
you is true ♪
♪ Baby Girl, ♪
♪ My love is so great that I
wrote you this song ♪
♪ And to show you how much
I really care ♪
♪ It sounds like every
other one ♪
♪ The beat kicks in
and then ♪
♪ I sing a bit more
rythmically ♪
♪ To make it sensual I sing
it in a minor key ♪
♪ I move my hands like I'm
pushing someone in front of me
(get out of my way) ♪
♪ Now that's the first
verse and ♪
♪ now I'm gonna take it
to the bridge ♪
♪ I say something 'bout how
I don't wanna break up ♪
♪ Then I turn around and
rhyme it with make up ♪
♪ I tell you that we
should be together ♪
♪ How Long, Forever ♪
♪ That's Long, and Ever ♪
♪ So Long ♪
♪ Girl you're always in my heart
(In my Heart) ♪
♪ and I never wanna be apart
(Never be apart) ♪
♪ Honey you'll always be mine
(Baby be Mine) ♪
♪ Baby girl it's
chorus time ♪
♪ This is how you write
a love song ♪
♪ Yeah this is how you write
a cliche love song ♪
♪ This is how you write
a love song ♪
♪ Yeah a shitty 90's RnB
love song ♪
♪ This is my backup and he
sings quite breathilly
(Breathilly) ♪
♪ He takes the words I say
and sings them after me
(Sings 'em after me) ♪
♪ He emphasizes words and
sings emphatically
(I sing emphatically) ♪
♪ Now listen to us singing
harmony ♪
♪ Now we're back at
the bridge ♪
♪ I haven't written anything
for this ♪
♪ So, I'm gonna ♪
♪ stretch out
the words ♪
♪ repeating everything
I say ♪
♪ Til I get,
Til I get ♪
♪ Til I get,
Til I get ♪
♪ Til I get,
Til I get ♪
♪ Yeah til I get back
to the chorus ♪
♪ This is how you write
a love song ♪
♪ Yeah a shitty, shitty,
shitty, shitty love song ♪
♪ And to show you I care I
throw my hands in the air ♪
♪ Now cut the music while I
sing a long noooooooote ♪
Hey girl I've been standing at
the back not doing much
for this song
But that's because my
talents are quite limited
But that don't mean that I love you any less
In fact it means the opposite
(I'm just showing off my voice)
It's just that it's so
hard for me to find the words
To really express the way
that I feel about you girl
Especially when I have to
worry about fitting those
words to music
And there's some kind of
rhyme structure involved
(Meaningless Whisper)
I know it's lazy song
writing but I don't care
'Cause I sleep on a big
pile of money at night
Girl, you might think it's
weird girl
That there's three guys
singing about just one
girl, girl
But let me tell you
something girl
It's not weird
at all
In fact girl It's an
industry standard
And it happens all the time
(Happens all the time)
Well girl I better wrap
this up about now
'Cause I'm about to get
cut off by...
♪ Whoaah ♪
♪ Baby I wrote you
a love song ♪
♪ It wasn't hard and it
really didn't take long ♪
♪ A totally generic
love song ♪
♪ Yeah really this could be
about anyone
♪ But it's for you ♪
♪ Yeah this is your
love song ♪
♪ Non-Specific girl ♪
♪ To let you know we
take it seriously ♪
♪ Then watch as I
change the key ♪
♪ When you change the
key in a love song ♪
♪ It means you're
singing passionately ♪
♪ but we still haven't
reached the end ♪
♪ Now were gonna go and
change the key again ♪
♪ Look at me I'm singing
a love song ♪
♪ Yeah anyone can sing a
shitty love song ♪
♪ Our love is
so unique ♪
♪ That I copied every other
shitty love song ♪
♪ Yeah ♪