March 2, 2006

The best kind of mush


Well, I'm a big ol' sucker for love songs, which should surprise no one. I firmly believe that there is no such thing as a favorite love song, because love goes on and on and on in so many variations that the sheer quantity of good love songs out there would make having a favorite impossible. And then you bring the feel or mood of the song into it-- there's different kinds, from unhappy to devoted to light-hearted to my-baby-left-me to over-the-top-romantic, etc. You get my point. So having qualified and qualified this statement, I will now introduce you what would probably be my favorite love song if it were possible to have a favorite. Which it isn't. But again, you get the point. I really really like this song. Really. To tell the truth, I've never even heard it, and I don't know who sings it-- I learned it at the Green's house, so the only version I've ever heard is the Caitlin-Eleanor-Molly version. But like I said, I really really like it.

The Rest Of Your Life

What are you doing the rest of your life?
North and South and East and West of your life
I have only one request of your life
That you spend it all with me.

All the seasons and the times of your days,
All the nickels and the dimes of your days,
Let the reasons and the rhymes of your days
All begin and end with me.

I want to see your face in every kind of light
In the fields of dawn and the forests of the night
And when you stand before the candles on a cake
Oh, let me be the one to hear the silent wish you make

Those tomorrows waiting deep in your eyes,
In the world of love that you keep in your eyes,
I'll awaken what's asleep in your eyes.
It may take a kiss or two.

Through all of my life,
Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall of my life,
All I ever will recall of my life
Is all of my life with you.

And now having shared this song I'm thinking of dozens and dozens of others that could also approach being a favorite. Oh dear. Beehive Faithful, y'all are in for it. Once I start in on love songs it may take me a while to stop. Bwahahahaha.


Laura Kathryn said...

Oh Caitlin! I'm so glad you love it. It's one of my favorites too....of course. But what reeeallly makes me happy is that you learned it from us! Yay! Spreading the joy and all that.
Old love songs seem to say so much more than the ones written today. The lyrics are almost visual.
Get a copy of Mel Torme singing this -it's beeuteeful; chills! The melody is very haunting.
Dan would be more than happy to find it for you...he's a big Mel fan.

Lynn Bruce said...

You girls sounded so much better singing this than what's-his-name Sinatra or whoever that was way back when...

Deeapaulitan said...

Music by Michael Legrand
Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman
I agree - Its beautiful.

JennyAnyDots said...

One of my favorite love songs is "The Rose." I like how Leanne Rimes sings it.
Ever heard of it?