@ Ithaca, thank you. I liked that. I didn’t expect to but for the few minutes it brought me some peace as that’s how I feel too.
All the best to you x
@Crazy_Kate two wonderful songs. Both songs that Karen and I listened to at the start of our relationship all those years ago
@Crazy_Kate Only You was a song my husband used to play me a lot and it came up on his playlist on his google speaker the other day but a different version. Nice to see it with the lyrics <3 thanks
Here is another he played a lot, I included it in his funeral.
I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one, and I walk alone
Read between the lines
What’s f***ed up, and everything’s alright
Check my vital signs
To know I’m still alive, and I walk alone
Don’t be scared
You’ll never change what’s been and gone
May your smile (may your smile)
Shine on (shine on)
Don’t be scared (don’t be scared)
Your destiny may keep you warm
'Cause all of the stars are fading away
Just try not to worry, you’ll see them someday
Take what you need, and be on your way
And stop crying your heart out
This song we played a lot at home and loved for the melody, now it has a whole different meaning to me. It came on a radio someone else was playing the night of my husband’s funeral and though I’d held it together until then, I couldn’t be stoic through this.
Gazing at people, some hand in hand,
Just what I’m going through they can’t understand.
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend,
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.
And I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you
We saw the Moody Blues live, part of our musical tapestry that I continue to weave🎶
This song is now very special
Ooh @FleurDeLis you have just stirred a hidden memory. Back in our early courting days, Karen and saw the band Barclay James Harvest on quite a few occasions.
The first verse of one of the songs of their songs
All the nights that I’ve missed you
All the nights without end
All the times that I’ve called you
Only needing a friend
That song is “Poor Man’s Moody Blues”
@Stargazer wow, that song is absolutely wonderful. I’d never heard it before but the lyrics and the music are really special. It must be great to have memories of seeing the Moody Blues together, I bet that was really something.
@RichardM this is actually a good song, I was expecting a rubbish song or parody by the title (which is a truly great honest title but doesn’t do them justice!) but the song is also surprisingly good! I have never heard of this band but I am glad you have these memories with Karen.
Thank you both for giving me some minutes of actual happiness and wonder listening to both of these and knowing you are both out there somewhere willing to take the time to share them, it meant a lot just when I was at a bit of a low ebb after Nights In White Satin, thank you.
Thanks for sharing that song. It was very special to us too. Even more so now.
Filmed in Glasgow, my home city
Really nice song but I couldn’t listen to the last minute or so as it made me cry too much. All those people missing each other at Christmas that can have each other again if they put some effort into it or wait and (I know some of you believe otherwise but I cannot) I feel no matter how hard I try or if I wait 60 long torturous years until I die at age 100… I won’t have my husband again Beautiful song though, maybe next year I can listen to it in full.
Anyway to cheer myself up I found this one. It was the song I used for the entry song for my husband’s funeral because he played it daily on YouTube from his phone next to me on the couch and I knew it would give me strength as he was always laughing when singing it and imitating the various band members in turn.
It caused a few raised eyebrows on the day of his funeral as it suddenly blurted out very loud at the start of the funeral through the silence as his coffin was being taken from the hearse, making everyone jump and caused a wobble from the pallbearers (which I think he would have found funny!) and I have videos on my phone of my husband dancing around our living room to this (sometimes we did together laughing) and one in particular of him in the kitchen with his top off and a bowl on his head emulating the bongo player and laughing a lot with me laughing hysterically in the background. I showed my mum that video a few weeks ago and she said “oh had you both been drinking?” and I replied no this was just a regular evening for us… we had so much fun. Anyway
It never fails to make me smile and the lyrics (if you can make them out as the singer is zonked out on something!) are quite apt now too.
Even if I win girl, you know it really won’t mean too much
What I want baby most of all is the only thing I can’t touch
If I give you my heart would you love me forever
Would you pick up the pieces if I stumble and fall
If my world falls apart could you keep it together
If I can’t have you I don’t want no one at all
Just because I’m so quiet
Just because I don’t cry
The hardest lesson to learn girl
Is how to take it inside
There’s leather and jewels to soothe me
But it really isn’t what I need
There’s an aching hurt inside of me
And it’s the kind of thing you don’t see
A friend sent me this and yes it makes me cry cos it was 8 months on Sunday that my angel was taken xxx
@Honeybee31 I love that song it’s speak so well