I'd catch a grenade for you
Throw my hand on a blade for you
I'd jump in front of a train for you
You know I'd do anything for you
Oh, I would go through all this pain
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for you, baby

Bruno Mars - Grenade

These lyrics imply some sort of deep affection for the girl in question, but is there a certain term for it?

I'm hesitant to use the word desperate because it also implies that he is trying in despair with little hope of success. However, this just seem like deep affection to me.

I'm also hesitant to use infatuated because it implies that the affection is short lived, although there is nothing here to indicate such.

  • The fact that you've chosen to frame your context as A is xxxx for B unnecessarily precludes many possibilities (including infatuated, since that takes with, not for). But as you so rightly point out, the actual context in no way implies a "short-lived" emotion. How are we supposed to guess what other semantic constraints you might have arbitrarily decided you want to impose on the target word, if you don't tell us, and they're not implicit in the cited context? – FumbleFingers Dec 2 '15 at 21:23
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    What's wrong with Bruno Mars is in love with this girl ? – J.R. Dec 2 '15 at 21:38
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    desperately/madly in love (with) – 0.. Dec 2 '15 at 21:39
  • Have you never heard a songwriter write about an all-consuming passion for the woman of his dreams? Bryan Adams had a soppy song a few years back: Yeah, I would fight for you, I'd lie for you, Walk the wire for you, yeah, I'd die for you. :) – Mari-Lou A Dec 2 '15 at 22:19
  • Bruno Mars is completely committed to this girl. – Jim Dec 2 '15 at 22:36

Sounds like this guy wants to prove his love for a girl by showing her all the different and gruesome and violent ways he'd die for her.

His love for her is "hyperbolic" if not "bombastic" .

Hyperbolic means extremely exaggerated and bombastic means to use inflated words.

But I wouldn't put it past me to add "pathetic" .


Not a single word, but "head over heels" fits well.

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    Do you have any reference/research to support your answer? Please elaborate on why you think "head over heels" fits well. Thanks. – user140086 Dec 3 '15 at 4:34

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