Really good song writing by men is...
usually about things or women that cause anger, sexual frustration or pleasure , sadness or drama. Yes there are plaintive and lonesome love songs and ballads written by The Beatles (And I love Her, Michelle etc) and great soul singers (Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got, Three Times A Lady, Bernadette) but most of the hard rockin bands I listen to don't write loving tunes that praise loving women who are kind and good and the majority of Hip Hop artists don't as well; they praise bitchy mean women.
You could call "Wild Horses" a great ballad , which it is, but it ultimately signifies the END of a relationship. In fact "let's do some living after we die" kind of says it all. Roseanna by Toto (I'm not a huge fan of Toto just like a "few songs" ;) is sung from the perspective of a guy who was dumped ("not quite year since she went away...") and what about "You Were Always on My Mind?" It reminds me of Tiger Woods!
I find myself trying to write love songs now and I just can't do it. Everything I write is sounding like Park Life!