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November

I came across this very special song by Christopher Cross.  His word pictures are thought provoking, simple and identifiable.  He writes about real life, real stories, and by observing life around him.

This song is about a “November” in a couple’s life.  The time when love is at the eleventh hour and before the final curtain.  Is it a heartache so deep it cannot be repaired?  The lyrics do not say for sure.  Is it a season of reflection and renewal?  Maybe.  A couple who have lost their way?  Yes – I think so.  An older couple dealing with illness or loss?  Maybe.  Sadness and pain seems to always be associated with rain, cold and dark.  November.  But is it the end?  I hope not.

This is dedicated to all of you out there who are hopeless romantics.  Who refuse to give up.  Who are fighters.  Who choose to see this time in their marriage and their life as a November.  And like all Novembers – it will pass.  The sun will come out again.  Things will warm up.  Spring is just around the corner for you.

Here is this wonderful song – Enjoy!

God Bless

 

“November”

Moth on the windowpane
Could be alive or dead
You across the room lost in your head
All that’s left is the storm outside
Water beating stone
And we hang in a web of stillness all our own
Two hearts
Bundled to the cold
Closed eyes
Watching love grow old
Dear friend
Can it really be November
Season of goodbye under an angry topaz sky
Neap tide and a waning moon gone mad
Like a song I heard as a little boy
That I did not understand
But somehow I knew it was sad
Two hearts
Bundled to the cold
Closed eyes
Watching love grow old
Dear friend
Can it really be November
Time wills
Oh and time kills
Bare trees won’t remember
Two hearts
In the failing light
No blame
Doing what seems right
But the rain won’t stop
Can it really be…

Writer(s): Robert Alvah Meurer, Christopher C. Cross

Copyright: Maraju Music, Malaprop Music

My Life Is In Your Hands

We had a wonderful “blast from the past” yesterday as our signing choir performed this song. Great song – inspiring lyrics. And you may be having one of those days today and really need to hear this.    If sothen this is for you.

God Bless

You’re All I Need To Get By

Cover of "You`Re All I Need (Mlps) (Shm)&...

Cover of You`Re All I Need (Mlps) (Shm)

Last night I was watching the new musical show called “Duets” and heard this great duet as made famous by the late Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye.  I had to look it up and post it for you to enjoy today.  There are many music videos of this song on youtube – but I think this is the nicest one – what a GREAT song!!

It’s a funny thing – how listening to a certain melody or some past lyrics in a forgotten song,  can totally transport me to an earlier time and circumstance.

The year was 1968 – I was 7 years old.  I used to watch a television show that would feature different popular artists in the 60’s.  My favorite song was “Up, up and away” by the 5th dimension.  I thought it was important to have a favorite song, even when I was 7 – so that was it.  And only because I saw them perform that song on television.  I’m sure that I must have also heard “You’re all I need to get by” on that same program because I am almost sure that it is on that show where I first heard it.  But if I’m wrong about that detail it would have been when moving to Seattle from Canada in 1969 and I listened to top 40 hits on a little transistor radio.

Do you remember it?  Where were you when you first heard it?  Take a listen and see if it doesn’t take you back.

Loving Me

OK Now

OK Now (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I heard this song while doing some work at my desk this morning. I’ve heard it before – I love Jon McLaughlin and have many of his songs on my Spotify favorites list – but somehow I never really heard these lyrics as powerfully as today. Maybe I needed to hear it today – maybe you do too.

God Bless

Open up the center of my being
There’s gotta be some room inside of me
I’m tired of trying to find a way to make it through these endless days

Complacency is not enough for me
Constant thoughts of where I ought to be plague me
How could I be a fool so long when the only way I live at all

Is You’re loving me
It’s Your grace that’s so amazing
It’s You’re loving me

I’ve tried to push distractions from my head
Oh, I try and try but find myself mislead
for I need Your hand to clear this road
I know I cannot bear this load

I run until I run right out of breath
And only a fool would run from what he knows is best
For Without Your hand to guide I know
There’s loneliness there’s never growth
But still I try, I fail all on my own
But through it all

You’re loving me
It’s Your grace that’s so amazing
It’s your loving me

So open up any door for me
And watch me walk again
I give up all fear and reluctance to depend
And when I fall down again, Your rules they never bend
You pick me up anyway

Cause You’re loving me
It’s Your grace that’s so amazing
You’re loving me

A Song For You In My Dreams

I took this picture of The Carpenters' Hollywo...

I took this picture of The Carpenters' Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. Please do not download this image for personal use, such as for videos on YouTube or for wallpapers, without contacting me first. Español: Una fotografía sacada por mí de la estrella de The Carpenters en el Paseo de la Fama de Hollywood. Por favor no descargues esta imagen por uso personal, como por los vídeos de YouTube o por tu fondo de pantalla sin notarme en mi página de discusión. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So last night I had this weird dream in which I was auditioning for something and did not know ANY of the lyrics. I had to stop – it was so embarrassing – and tell the judges that I couldn’t remember any of the song (and I had just been coaching someone else on the very same one!) and that I would have to come back later. The only song I could think of where I knew all the lyrics front and back was “A Song For You” sung by The Carpenter’s. After rehearsing it in my mind a few times – I ran back into the room and said – “I’m ready!”  Because I know it so well – I was able to sing it with clarity and emotion – and NAILED IT.
Below is the song that even in my dreams I am able to bring to a quick recollection.

Have you ever done something in your dreams you would never do when you’re awake – like audition when not ready?

Enjoy and God Bless

I’ve been so many places in my life and time
I’ve sung a lot of songs I’ve made some bad rhyme
I’ve acted out my love in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we’re alone now and I’m singing this song for you

I know your image of me is what I hope to be
I’ve treated you unkindly but darlin’ can’t you see
There’s no one more important to me
Darlin’ can’t you please see through me
Cause we’re alone now and I’m singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth witholding nothing
You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I’m so much better and if my words don’t come together
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place where there’s no space or time
I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholding nothing
You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I’m so much better and if my words don’t come together
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place where there’s no space or time
I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you
We were alone and I was singing this song for you

Happy

One of my favorite Carpenter tunes.  Sadly, this song was never recorded as a single – but a part of an album of other famous songs in the 70’s.  The album was entitled “Horizon” and had other notable songs on it, such as “Desperado” and “Only Yesterday”.  I think I wore the record out – playing it so much!  Every song on the album is GREAT!

Karen Carpenter was one of the best pop voices of our generation and she died way too young.  I remember it well – hearing the news of her death in my senior year of college.  It was hard to believe – I have always loved her voice and her music.  What an impact she and her brother made on pop music for many to follow after!

Hope you enjoy this blast from the past!

God Bless


I’ve played the game of love before
Too young to know
How hard the fall could be
I never thought I’d try again
Somehow you brought
The gambler out in me
You can deal me in this time around
Even though the odds are high
We’ll play them down
You may be a chance I need to take
And the hand I’m holdin’ says it’s no mistake
Happy is the way I’m feelin’
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin’
And I know it’s cause I’m fallin’ in love
With you
Fallin’ in love with you
Fallin’ in love
Fallin’ in love with you
If this is luck then let it ride
If it’s the stars
They’re surely on my side
I’ve never been so satisfied
By love before
For all the times I’ve tried
These beginnings could mean more
(From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/c/carpenters-lyrics/happy-lyrics.html)
Than the brief affair I bargained for
Little did I know when we began
That my time had come to win a hand
Happy is the way I’m feelin’
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin’
And I know it’s cause I’m fallin’ in love
With you
Fallin’ in love with you
Fallin’ in love
Fallin’ in love with you
Please forgive me if I seem
To be walking through a waking dream
Laughter never came so easily
There’s a freedom here that’s new to me
Happy is the way I’m feelin’
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin’
And I know it’s cause I’m fallin’ in love
With you
Fallin’ in love with you
Fallin’ in love
Fallin’ in love with you

The Summer Knows

Summer of '42

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The movie “The Summer Of  42” came out in the early 70’s, starring Jennifer O’Neil.  I saw it one time, many years ago – and don’t remember too much about it – but I do remember loving the musical score to the movie.  I don’t remember paying attention to the lyrics – just parts of them here and there.  And like many of us, when we can’t hear what the lyrics are – we make them up or find a different meaning in them.

In high school – an upper classmate of mine sang this song at an assembly for our school.  I can’t remember what the occasion was for her to be singing this song – I just remember that she did.  Because I didn’t know the lyrics – I thought she was singing about something really inappropriate, like people taking off their clothes!  So funny to think about it now – the song is actually talking about the seasons of summer and fall.  That will teach me to listen closely to what is really being said!

I love this version by Barbra Streisand – hope you will too 🙂

Do you have a favorite movie from that time period?  How about an old song you were surprised to find the actual lyrics – instead of what you thought it was saying?  I would love to hear them – I’m sure many of yours are the same as mine.

God Bless

The summer smiles, the summer knows
And unashamed, she sheds her clothes
The summer smoothes the restless sky
And lovingly she warms the sand on which you lie

The summer knows, the summer’s wise
She sees the doubts within your eyes
And so she takes her summer time
Tells the moon to wait and the sun to linger
Twists the world ’round her summer finger
Lets you see the wonder of her arms

And if you’ve learned your lessons well
There’s little more for her to tell
One last caress, it’s time to dress for fall

And if you’ve learned your lesson well
There’s little more for her to tell
One last caress, it’s time to dress for fall

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