Ruth B., Dandelions: the lyrics and their meaning

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Dandelions is a song released by the Canadian singer Ruth B. in 2017 as part of her debut album Safe Haven. It wasn’t even an official single, but the track became viral in 2022 thanks to TikTok creators, who used it as background in romantic videos. This article will explore the song’s meaning and provide the complete lyrics at the end.

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Dandelions: inside the lyrics and their meaning

Dandelions is a sweet love song where a woman wishes the man she loves will be hers forever. She’s deeply in love with him, and the lyrics describe all her feelings and desires. In general knowledge, people blow dandelions to make wishes, and she uses this metaphor to express how much she wants him.

Most of the lyrics inside Dandelions are a love poem to her man, where the artist shows how much in love she is. They are the typical sensations you cannot explain because they lie deep in your heart and your inclination to love.

Maybe it’s the way you say my name
Maybe it’s the way you play your game
But it’s so good, I’ve never known anybody like you
But it’s so good, I’ve never dreamed of nobody like you

But Ruth B. is sure: this is the love of her life. She feels it deep inside her, and she identifies it as that unique experience that happens once in a lifetime if you are lucky:

And I’ve heard of a love that comes once in a lifetime
And I’m pretty sure that you are that love of mine

That’s why she is in the dandelions field: the singer is not sure yet that he returns the same feelings and intensity, so she wishes that he fully returns the love she feels, that he’s the right one. That’s what she says in the chorus:

‘Cause I’m in a field of dandelions
Wishin’ on every one that you’d be mine, mine
And I see forever in your eyes
I feel okay when I see you smile, smile

What Ruth B. describes are the typical sensations you feel when you are in love. We tend to believe they are unique and represent a clear sign that we are in front of the love of our life. However, as studies describe, most of the crushes we have in life feel precisely the same: they are those intense feelings, the “butterflies in the stomach,” needed to get closer to the person we are in love with and get to know them better. That phase lasts for a limited period; after that, real love comes as a set of feelings that also include awareness and conscious choice.

After all, analyzing the lyrics inside Dandelions, the meaning is clear: Ruth B. is deeply in love, and she wishes that’s the love of her life. She’s enjoying the beauty of those feelings and sings about hope and joy.

The song was written in 2017. We don’t know if Ruth B. is still dating the guy she was in love with, as she keeps her private life out of public news.

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The complete lyrics

Maybe it’s the way you say my name
Maybe it’s the way you play your game
But it’s so good, I’ve never known anybody like you
But it’s so good, I’ve never dreamed of nobody like you

And I’ve heard of a love that comes once in a lifetime
And I’m pretty sure that you are that love of mine

‘Cause I’m in a field of dandelions
Wishin’ on every one that you’d be mine, mine
And I see forever in your eyes
I feel okay when I see you smile, smile

Wishin’ on dandelions all of the time
Prayin’ to God that one day you’ll be mine
Wishin’ on dandelions all of the time, all of the time

I think that you are the one for me
‘Cause it gets so hard to breathe
When you’re looking at me, I’ve never felt so alive and free
When you’re looking at me, I’ve never felt so happy

And I’ve heard of a love that comes once in a lifetime
And I’m pretty sure that you are that love of mine

‘Cause I’m in a field of dandelions
Wishin’ on every one that you’d be mine, mine
And I see forever in your eyes
I feel okay when I see you smile, smile

Wishin’ on dandelions all of the time
Prayin’ to God that one day you’ll be mine
Wishin’ on dandelions all of the time, all of the time

Dandelion into the wind you go
Won’t you let my darling know?
Dandelion into the wind you go
Won’t you let my darling know that

I’m in a field of dandelions
Wishin’ on every one that you’d be mine, mine
And I see forever in your eyes
I feel okay when I see you smile, smile

Wishin’ on dandelions all of the time
Prayin’ to God that one day you’ll be mine
Wishin’ on dandelions all of the time, all of the time

I’m in a field of dandelions
Wishin’ on every one that you’d be mine, mine