1970 And A Song For You

Blog 1420 – 08.10.2019

1970 And A Song For You

I was sharing with a new young friend that I met just recently who as of this weekend will be a new resident of central Florida, that music not only has power to soothe the savage beast within us and others but that also when some good words are put to melody they have a way of getting past the sentries that guard our minds and hearts and can changes us in real and lasting ways.

I have for as long as I can remember been a poet and a lover of poetry especially poetry put to music.

I refer to the year 1970 often in my blogs as it was a watershed/ turning point in my young life. I turned twenty in South Vietnam that year and spent from January to December of the year as a teletype repairman for the U. S. Army Security Agency therefore I saw no actual combat, thank God, but had a lot of free time to read books and listen to music. One song that I listened to a lot that year was Glen Campbell’s “Honey Come Back.” I share my Mockingbird version of it here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NvQlOfQQvyTjNRQWLfpVmRLY7wuuZQ8K/view?usp=drivesdk

Honey Come Back

I was sent a link to another song that came out in 1970: Leon Russell’s A Song For You. The complete lyrics follow:

A Song For You

Well I’ve been a lot places in my life and time

I’ve sung a lot of songs and I’ve made some bad rhymes

I acted out my life in stages

With ten thousand people watching

Now we’re alone and I am singing my song for you

And I know your image of me is what I hope to be

I’ve treated you unkindly but darling 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

Well you taught me precious secrets of a truth, withholdin’ nothin’

You came out in front but I was hiding

And now I’m so much better and if my words don’t come together

Just listen to the melody for my love’s in there hiding

And I love you in a place where there’s no space or time

I love you for my life, you are 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

Well you taught me precious secrets of a truth, withholdin’ nothin’

You came out in front but I was hiding

And now I’m so much better and if my words don’t come together

Listen to the melody for my love is in there hiding

And I love you in a place where there’s no space or time

I’ve loved you for my life, you are 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

We were alone and I was singin’ my song for you

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Hans Bouwens

A Song for You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management

Google it and hear Leon singing it in 1970, in his prime. And be sure to Google Glen Campbell singing Honey Come Back also released in 1970.These two guys are the real singers I am just a Mockingbird, poet, and blogger,

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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