Try saying this to your girlfriend
I have to admit that the first time that I read this poem I thought that it was so mean. Then my English teacher explained that the speaker is telling his mistress that he loves her despite her flaws. That is beautiful and so very honest. This line in particular emphasizes his sweetness and honesty almost better than any other line. He says that, yes she has a nice voice, but I can't lie, music sounds much sweeter. The poem itself is almost like a giant back-handed compliment. His mistress would have either been really flattered or really mad.
Can't get enough of me? Hear what I have to say about Jeanine's comment on this poem.