One of five songs written by Burke and Van Heusen featured in the Paramount Pictures movie Road to Rio (1947), it was introduced by Bing Crosby and is also associated with his leading lady Dorothy Lamour.
Who can say what love is? Does it start in the mind, or in the heart? When I hear discussions on what love is, Everybody speaks a different part.
Love is funny or it's sad Or it's quiet or it's mad It's a good thing or it's bad But beautiful
Beautiful to take a chance And if you fall, you fall And I'm thinking I wouldn't mind at all
Love is tearful or it's gay It's a problem or it's play It's a heartache, either way But beautiful
And I'm thinking if you were mine I'd never let you go And that would be but beautiful I know.