22nd November 2013

“Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say. Just like children sleeping, we could dream this night away… Because I’m still in love with you, on this harvest moon.”

Harvest Moon, Neil Young

*New-Favourite-Song-Alert*, well a rather old song that is probably also my father’s favourite song, but I can’t get it out of my head.

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17th December 2012

“Qui dove il mare luccica
e tira forte il vento
su una vecchia terrazza davanti al golfo di Sorrento
un uomo abbraccia una ragazza
dopo che aveva pianto
poi si schiarisce la voce e ricomincia il canto:

Te voglio bene assai
ma tanto tanto bene sai
e’ una catena ormai
che scioglie il sangue dint’ e’ vene sai…”

“Here, where the sea shines
and the wind howls,
on the old terrace beside the gulf of Sorrento,
a man embraces a girl
after whom he has been crying,
then he clears his throat and continues the song:

I love you very much,
very, very much, you know;
it is a bond now
that melts the blood inside the veins, you know…”

Dalla, Caruso

This is something my Dad has been playing non stop recently. I’ve heard it before as a beautiful piece of opera and sound but he showed me the lyrics the other day and they are so incredibly descriptive and beautiful. I felt I should share this as firstly, it is stuck in my head, and secondly, because music lovers everywhere should give it a listen.

8th July 2012

“When your baby leaves you all alone, and nobody calls you on the phone, ah don’t you feel like crying? Don’t you feel like crying?”

Solomon Burke, Cry to Me (1962)

There are a few reasons I post this lyric – it is such a soulful song that I heard again for the first time in a long time while I watched Dirty Dancing with my mum and my sisters last night. It’s just been in my head all day. Also, today was the Wimbledon Men’s Final and although Andy Murray did not win his match, he did extremely well for getting to where he did. His speech and tears afterwards were particularly emotional – he had my mother and I crying!

13th May 2012

“Good morn or evening friends, here’s your friendly announcer, I have serious news to pass on to everybody. What I’m about to say could be the the world’s disaster, could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain. It’s that love’s in need of love today; don’t delay, send yours in right away. Hate’s going round breaking many hearts, stop it please, before it’s gone too far..”

Stevie Wonder, Love’s in Need of Love Today

It’s mid-May, the sun is shining, birds are singing and I’m revising… However, this lead me to rediscover my Stevie Wonder albums = instant smiles.

Love’s in Need of Love Today is a song which reminds me of many things- playing it in the car while driving around Windsor and singing along to it with some of my R.S class before we took a full school assembly about our fundraising for the local Neonatal ward. Isn’t She Lovely is another favourite of mine, memories of Dad singing it very loudly come back. If it’s Magic has to be one of my all time favourite songs though; it’s just so beautiful. The harp is hypnotic and the lyrics are gorgeous 🙂

“If it’s magic, why can’t it be everlasting? Like the sun that always shines…”

Stevie Wonder, If it’s Magic