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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Valentines QUESTION


Valentine's Day - love it or hate it?

Well, I don't hate it anymore. But I'm still less than enamored by it than I might be. I still feel more affinity for the heartbreak songs than the "true love" tunes. Even as a kid, I related to songs of love lost.

Later it was the revenge songs such as Del Shannon's Hats Off To Larry or the Johnny Mercer song I Wanna Be Around.

My favorite Valentine's day song is titled Valentine's Day, by Steve earle. Can't find a version by the singer/songwriter, except on lala.com, though there are cover versions on YouTube and last.fm such as this one.

I come to you with empty hands
I guess I just forgot again
I only got my love to send
On Valentine's Day
I ain't got a card to sign
Roses have been hard to find
I only hope that you'll be mine
On Valentine's Day
I know that I swore that I wouldn't forget
I wrote it all down: I lost it I guess
There's so much I want to say
But all the words just slip away

The way you love me every day
Is Valentine's Day

If I could I would deliver to you
Diamonds and gold; it's the least I can do
So if you'll take my IOU
I could make it up to you
Until then I hope my heart will do
For Valentine's Day


How do you feel about Valentine's Day, and what's your favorite song for the occasion, if any?

ROG

2 comments:

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I think Valentine's Day is getting too commercialise everywhere. My fave song would be 'Through the Years' by Kenny Rogers. Very meaningful.

Rose DesRochers said...

I believe it's too commercialized. Hubby & I did buy into the commercialized holiday ritual and bought each other a little something.

"Even The Nights Are Better" is my favorite.