Thursday, February 14, 2013

There Are No Words. . . .

So I'm going to leave it to the Majikat.

Yes, this is a Valentine's Day posting, so fair warning. But let me explain my heartache at first hearing the Foreigner Suite performed live on national TV. I was sixteen and longed so much for the kind of love the Cat was singing about - it physically hurt. I had no idea that I would find it, and only a short six years later, but that seemed like an eternity to me. Now my eternity of love has gone on some thirty plus years which is equally nothing to eternity. So my hope and prayer is that everyone will find love. "And maybe some day, we'll all die in love" and go on to the eternities in love.

Cat Stevens - Foreigner Suite - ABC In Concert, Nov. 10, 1973

There are no words, I can use
Because the meaning still leaves for you to choose
And I couldn't stand to let them be abused, by you

Dreams I had just last night
Made me worried, white with fright
But I'm over to that Sunnyside Road
Over to that Sunnyside Road

Fortunes come and fortunes go
But things get better babe, that's one thing I know
And I'm over to that Sunnyside Road
Over to that Sunnyside Road

I have a friend that I have met
Who gives me love and a certain respect
Just a little respect, everybody needs just a little respect
That means you you

And in a little while our love will spread 

To you
Ain't no matter who inside this world you know
There'll be someone who will love you just for who you are
Really are

Dreams I had just last night
Made me worried to face up to the light
But I'm over to that Sunnyside Road
Over to that Sunnyside Road

Come on now it's freedom calling
Come on over and find yourself
Come on now it's freedom calling
Come on in and remind yourself

Oh darling, you see my face
But it's in my heart that's where it's taking place
And I couldn't stand to let it go to waste
Can you

Oh love, sweet blue love
No man can ever get enough
But maybe one day we'll all die in love
Will you?

Oh love, sweet love, my love

Oh babe, understand
Take my love, that's all I have at hand
Please say you will. Don't say you can't
Oh, Will you? Will you? Will you?

The moment you walked inside my door
I knew that I need not look no more
I've seen many other girls before, ah but darling
Heaven must've programmed you

The moment you fell inside my dreams
I realised all I had not seen
I've seen many other girls before, ah but darling
Heaven must've programmed you

You can live in the largest house
And eleven apartments too
Run your own private plane
And a boat in Malibu

But 'till you know deep down what inside you really need
Well I love you baby, Ooh my dear
And I think about you sometimes
But when you're with me boy it chokes my mind

Come on now it's freedom calling
Come on over and find yourself
Come on now it's freedom calling
Come on in and remind yourself

Man must fight for freedom sure that's what most other people would say
Look for a body to lead them but there's too many to lead them away
Why wait until it's your time to die before you learn what you were born to do?
Come on now it's freedom calling but there's only one freedom for you
Love, love boy
And I can't wait to be with you tomorrow night

Won't you give me your word that you won't laugh?
Cuz you've been a saving grace to me
And I'd hate to face a day without you around
My life would be without sound. . . . 

Love, love, love, love must've made you on a Sunday
Cuz you taste to me as good as God made honey taste, Babe
And the sky all glistens with gold
When you're talking to me
And the whirling wind turns to song
Why it sets my soul free

Love, love, love, love must've made you on a Sunday


There are no words, I can use
Because the meaning still leaves for you to choose
And I couldn't stand to let them be abused, by you


Oh darling, you see my face
But it's in my heart that's where it's taking place
And I couldn't stand to let it go to waste

Can you, you?

Oh babe, understand
Take my love, that's all I have at hand
Please say you will. Don't say you can't
Oh Will you? Will you? Will you?


Oh love, sweet blue love
No man can ever get enough
But maybe one day we'll all die in love


Oh babe, understand
Take my love, that's all I have at hand
Please say you will. Oh! Don't say you can't
Oh, Will you? Will you? Will you?

The moment you walked inside my door
I knew that I need not look no more
I've seen many other girls before, ah but darling
Heaven must've programmed you


The moment you fell inside my dreams
I realised all I had not seen
I've seen many other girls before, ah but darling
Heaven must've programmed you


Oh, Will you? Will you? Will you?

~Cat Stevens (1973)

2 comments:

  1. I think this is the perfect post for both those who have found their love, and those who have not found them, but still have hope.

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