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Old 07-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #321
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Here's a cover of the Ambrosia song "Biggest Part Of Me", with slightly changed lyrics (still good), by Take 6. This is on their fantastic CD Join The Band.


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But a bit more seriously, there are some great Love Songs, and some have been posted here, and I couldn't even find a link to my favorite, but here is a cover - originally done by Rod Stewart:



What I love about this is no mush - it's about someone who hung by you in bad times.

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A while back at the equivalent of a "marriage encounter" group, we were asked to describe our marriages in a single song. There were the typical "schmaltzy" tunes (nothing wrong with that - as long as it's true). I mentioned Mandolin Wind by Rod Stewart (no one had ever heard of it). But looking back over our 40+ years together, it was difficult not to see the parallels. Like most marriages, we've seen our share of tragedies (loss of parents, siblings and friends), near-death experiences (e.g., cancer, auto wrecks, etc.) separations (w*rk related, mostly), shocks that no one could ever prepare themselves for (several kids to raise with a week's notice).

When one of us was at his/her weakest, the other would be strong. We never considered giving up. Honestly, we haven't lived a "schmaltzy" marriage. I wish we could have. Instead, we've been a team that always made it through, no matter the challenge, no matter the odds. This song captures the raw commitment that we've had to each other and hints at how we got through sometimes (The reference to the steel guitar suggests humor as a way to deal with trials and tragedies). I suspect most successful marriages are closer to "Mandolin Wind" than to "Moon, Spoon, June..." songs. YMMV

Anyway, here is Rod's version.

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not exactly a song, but definitely a great piece of music

Reading this old thread. Lots of great music.

But, I'd never heard this before, and all I can say is OMFG...what a piece of music! Man!
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I've always liked "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce.
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re: "Time in a Bottle"

I saw Jim Croce in Chicago a month before he died. He has always been one of my favorites. He could write songs of incredible love stories and yet make them believable on a "real world" level. Much sentiment but no sentimentality. If I could have any talent, I think it would be to put into words my (and others) feelings in a way that would touch others the way Jim's songs touched me and my girl (DW).

After Jim's untimely death, this song made me wonder if Jim had received a premonition. It's almost as if he knew.
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Time to bump this thread, for how worse this world would be without love?

"Historia de un Amor" (Spanish for "a love story") is a song about a man's old love written by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán. It was written after the death of his brother's wife. It is also in the soundtrack of a 1956 Mexican movie of the same name starring Libertad Lamarque. The song tells of a man's suffering after his love has disappeared. - Wikipedia

This song is world-renowned, and lyrics have been written in French, Russian, Greek, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, etc... Somehow it is not popular in the English-speaking countries, and I have not run across an English version. I first heard it in French by Dalida, and did not know it was originally Panamanian.

Following is a Spanish rendition.

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Initially a poem written by Monika Dannemann, the last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix, as a tribute to him after he died- and then realized by the Scorpions... "Burn the Sky"...epic...

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No love song posted for a year. The world needs more love!

Karen Carpenter died of anorexia, and her weight was down to as low as 80 lbs, but it rebounded to 110 when she died. Her brother suggested that perhaps the weight gain was too quickly and caused stress on her heart.

It's hard to understand this mental illness, as most people like to eat.
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