Love and Music
I understood music well before I understood love.
As a child of the 1960s, my home was filled with the London Beat and the British Invasion. I teethed on The Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand.
With a Georgia peach of a Momma, I know my fair share of Country Music and the Nashville Sound as we listened to The Grand Ole Opry and watched Hee Haw on television each week.
My Pop worked for Reading Railroad, thus explaining my affinity for Soul Train, tunes such as Motown and R&B and Soul.
Come to think of it, I still understand music more than I understand love!
I can be anywhere, thinking of a person with love and a song will pop into my mind. This can include funerals, hospitals, weddings, all kinds of places. Some people I love have an actual song that I associate with them. They may / may not be aware of what that song is!
Sometimes lyrics fly through my mind and it helps me just get centered, instead of, oh, perhaps inserting my foot in my mouth. ☺
Here are some of those very lyrics. See if you recognize them as well. If not, don’t worry, answers are below.
Love in Lyrics
I'm young, I know, but even so
I know a thing or two
And I learned from you (1)
I'm not trying to make you feel uncomfortable
I'm not trying to make you anything at all
But this feeling doesn't come along everyday
And you shouldn't blow the chance
When you've got the chance to say (2)
Once on a high and windy hill
In the morning mist
Two lovers kissed
And the world stood still
Then your fingers touched
My silent heart and taught it how to sing (3)
Here, making each day of the year
Changing my life with a wave of her hand
Nobody can deny that there's something there (4)
The Beatles, “Here, There and everywhere"
Believe me you really don't have to worry
I only want to make you happy (5)
Bright are the stars that shine
Dark is the sky
I know this love of mine
Will never die
And I love her (6)
The Beatles: "And I Love Her"
You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall (7)
If you wanted the moon
I would try to make a star
But I, would rather you let me give my heart (8)
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again (9)
Ran into a juke joint when I heard a guitar scream
The notes were turning blue when I fell into a dream
As the music played I saw my life turn around
That was the day before (10)
Sometimes I stare into space
Tears all over my face
I can't explain it
Don't understand it
I hadn't ever felt like this before
Now that funny feeling has me amazed
Don't know what to do
My head's in a haze (11)
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me They can't take away my dignity (12)
You're asking me will my love grow
I don't know, I don't know
You stick around now it may show
I don't know, I don't know (13)
The Beatles: “Something”
The Artists & Songs
Nazareth: Love Hurts (1)
Olivia Newton John: I Honestly Love You (2)
The Four Aces: Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (3)
Beatles: Here, There And Everywhere (4)
The Partridge Family: I Think I Love You (5)
Beatles: And I Love Her (6)
Celine Dion: Because You Loved Me (7)
Lulu: To Sir With Love (8)
The Cure: Lovesong (9)
B.B. King: When Love Came To Town (10)
Martha & The Vandellas: Heat Wave (11)
Whitney Houston: Greatest Love of All (12)
Beatles: Something (13)
Speaking of Love
How about you?
Are there any songs or lyrics that scream out LOVE to you, like these do to me?
If so, please share YOURS in the comment section below. Seems only fitting during this Valentine's season.
Until next week, wishing you lots of love and smiley moments,
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