Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"During the Rain" #Poetry w/Leon Russell - A Song For You (1970) #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #INEEDULOV #DanceWMe

Introduction:

“I have always wanted to give you the world, so I started giving you pieces of the oceans that kept us apart.” 

Karen Quan

The song being featured this evening is titled "A Song For You"(2). One of the all time classics written by  Leon Russell.

Russell wrote this song for the singer Rita Coolidge, whom he was dating at the time. They met in the late '60s when Russell was one of the top session piano players and Coolidge was getting started as a singer. Russell wrote a song called "Delta Lady" about her that Joe Cocker recorded in 1969. She was again his muse on "A Song For You," which finds him singing about their deep connection when they are alone. It's a very intimate love song that hits hard with a line in the last verse:

I love you in a place where there's no space or time - Coolidge called it "The most beautiful song ever written."

Russell included this song on his first solo album in 1970, but it wasn't released as a single. In 1971, was popularized by two very different singers: the crooner Andy Williams, and the R&B sensation Donny Hathaway (Williams made #82 US with his version). The female singer Jaye P. Morgan also recorded a popular version that year, and the Carpenters made it the title track of their 1972 album.

I think he sings it brilliantly.


The video published on Jul 19, 2010 by jmms429 and Russell's genre is a pop, country, rock, folk, gospel, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk rock, blues rock, surf, standards, and Tulsa Sound .


I am adding a little verse titled "During the Rain".


During the Rain

I am nothing without your love
There are no clouds on sunny days
Or whispers of passion during the rain

I cannot breathe
Or think to swim as waves keep crashing in
I am nothing without your love

It's the little things that matter, my love
So don't turn away thinking they don't; because...
I am nothing without your love

Diana Mary Sharpton © copyright 2018 all rights reserved


I have listed the lyrics to the song below for your reading pleasure.

"A Song For You(3)


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 life in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we're alone now and I'm singin' this song for you

I know your image of me is what I hope to be, baby
I've treated you unkindly but girl can't you see
There's no one more important to me
So darling can't you please see through me
'cause we're alone now and I'm singin' my song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth, withholdin'nothin'
You came out in front and I was hiding
Listen to the melody cause my love's in there hiding

I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I love you for my life, 'cause you're a friend of mine
And when my life is over, remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singin' my song for you

I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I've loved you for my life, yes, you're a friend of mine
And when my life is over, remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singin' my song for you, yes
We were alone and I was singin' this song for you, baby
We were alone and I was singin' my song,
Singin' my song, singin' my song, singin' my song
Singin' my song

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week-end and thank you as always for checking out my posts. I pray you’re having a blessed and safe day or evening regardless of where you might be in this world.

My words, my thoughts, my language...

Peace as always
Diana


I love you so much... I need your love now... Sugar and that is with tenderness... but I still remember and want you to come back and dance with me...please

References:
1.) Photograph: https://www.shutterstock.com/es/video/clip-14294098-stock-footage-retired-old-couple-dancing-together-on-the-beach.html
2.)  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvazuyF6eXw
3.) Lyrics: hhttps://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/arethafranklin/asongforyou.html
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