When you have been married for 25 years, as I have you may find yourself listening to different love songs than you once did. Its not so much that you don't like them anymore, more that you have moved from "Silly Love Songs" to something a little more realistic. `
Having said that, you can understand why this is one of my favorites. Most people are more familiar with the Captain and Tenille's recording, but the Melissa Manchester album it first appeared on was one of the first 8tracks I ever owned (yes kids, she said 8track) and I have always loved her version.
This song by the Moody Blues is another one of my favorites. It says a lot of the same things as the last one, but from the opposite point of view.
My all time favorite song and it's a love song, go figure. I love this son because it takes all the pieces of a life, and then says "In my life, I love you more." To me its an ironic touch that at the time Lennon wrote this song, he didn't have that person in his life, as he wouldn't meet Yoko Ono for another year or so.
Here is another favorite song. Love is no only about being there, but about always being there to catch your loved ones when they fall, however many times it happens.
And one more for the road. Because we need to support those we love, but we also need to know there's someone there for us no matter what. This is the version of this song I first fell in love with.
So Happy Valentine's Day to those who still care about that sort of thing. I'll be waiting for the chocolate to go on sale on the 15th. But I'll share it with the ones I love.
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