♫ Suddenly ♫

A few nights ago, I played Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run), by Billy Ocean, an old favourite from long ago.  A number of readers then reminded me of another of Ocean’s songs, Suddenly, and as I was showering tonight, I kept hearing this one in my head.  Specifically, over and over, the line “Life has (new) meaning to me”.  Reason?  Of late, I think many of us share the feeling of hopelessness and despair that is a natural result of both the pandemic and our current political situation.  After the shower, I thought this might be just the uplifting song we all need!  So, go hug your husband/wife/child/grandchild/dog/cat/hamster and tell them ‘thank you’ for giving life meaning to you.

I am unable to find much trivia about this song and its origins other than that it was co-written by Billy Ocean and Keith Diamond and released in 1985, hitting #4 in both the U.S. and UK.  So, for tonight you’ll have to settle for just kicking back and listening to the music.

Suddenly

I used to think that love was just a fairy tale
Until that first hello, until that first smile
But if i had to do it all again
I wouldn’t change a thing
Cause this love is everlasting

Suddenly, life has new meaning to me
There’s beauty up above
And things we never take notice of
You wake up, and suddenly you’re in love

Ooh yeah

Girl you’re everything a man could want and more
One thousand words are not enough
To say what I feel inside
Holding hands as we walk along the shore
Never felt like this before
Now you’re all I’m living for

Suddenly, life has new meaning to me
There’s beauty up above
And things we never take notice of
You wake up, and suddenly you’re in love

Each day I pray, this love affair would last forever
Oh hoh
Suddenly, Life has new meaning to me
There’s beauty up above
And things we never take notice of
You wake up, suddenly you’re in love

Ooh
There’s beauty up above
And things we never take notice of
You wake up, suddenly you’re in love
Ooh…

Source: Musixmatch

11 thoughts on “♫ Suddenly ♫

  1. The “Caribbean Queen” post moved me to pull out the 2016 album that was mentioned there, “Here You Are : The Best of Billy Ocean” with 31 great songs. “Suddenly” is the song that made me an ardent Billy Ocean fan. The list of favorites since then has kept on growing, right up to the present. Which prompts the question…were you able to find and listen to the newest song “One World”? If not, you must!! Thank-you!

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