♫ Lady ♫

I had this song in my head all evening, while I proceeded with other work, and in the back of my mind, I held it close, knowing that this would be my song for the day.  And then … bummer … I find I already played this one back in October of last year.  However, while on an ordinary night I would sigh, and then go in search of a different song, I am so tired that I actually fell asleep writing my Jolly Monday post, and Miss Goose had to wake me by shaking me three times!  So, I am going with a repeat here.  Please forgive me, but my energy has simply flown the coop and I must get some rest.  So, I replay …


As the story goes, Kenny Rogers asked Lionel to write a song for him, but Lionel said he was ‘too busy’.  But when Kenny said it was for an album they thought would sell around 4 million copies, Lionel’s schedule immediately freed up for the very next day.  Funny that …

Lionel would write the song, although as you will see in a minute, part of it was written in the loo, and it would go on to be a #1 hit for Kenny Rogers.  This one is fun, and the music is … well, classic!  But the camaraderie … it just doesn’t get any better than these two guys singing this song.  Please watch … I promise you a smile.

Lady
Kenny Rogers

Lady, I’m your knight in shining armor and I love you
You have made me what I am and I am yours
My love, there’s so many ways I want to say “I love you”
Let me hold you in my arms forever more

You have gone and made me such a fool
I’m so lost in your love
And oh, we belong together
Won’t you believe in my song?

Lady, for so many years I thought I’d never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Forever, let me wake to see you each and every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear

In my eyes, I see no one else but you
There’s no other love like our love
And yes, oh yes, I’ll always want you near me
I’ve waited for you for so long

Lady, your love’s the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
‘Cause, my love, there’s somethin’ I want you to know
You’re the love of my life, you’re my lady

Songwriters: Lionel B. / Jr Richie
Lady lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

♫ Lady ♫

I won’t cover it with fake laughter or smiles … tonight I am sad.  The country and the people I once thought I knew have turned into terrible monsters that disrupt my sleep.  I no longer recognize the world I live in and don’t much care whether I continue to live in it or not.  So yes, tonight I am sad, as I was last night.  Last night, I was searching for a song that matched my mood when I came across Angel by Sarah Mclaughlin.  I had just decided that would be my song for the day when I received breaking news about the plane that went down off the coast of Indonesia, and the song suddenly seemed more right than ever.

Last week, when I was searching for just the right Lionel Richie song, I came across a collaboration between Lionel and another of my favourites, Kenny Rogers.  I had bookmarked it, and tonight decided to dig it back up.

As the story goes, Kenny Rogers asked Lionel to write a song for him, but Lionel said he was ‘too busy’.  But when Kenny said it was for an album they thought would sell around 4 million copies, Lionel’s schedule immediately freed up for the very next day.  Funny that …

Lionel would write the song, although as you will see in a minute, part of it was written in the loo, and it would go on to be a #1 hit for Kenny Rogers.  This one is fun, and the music is … well, classic!  But the camaraderie … it just doesn’t get any better than these two guys singing this song.  Please watch … I promise you a smile.

Lady
Kenny Rogers

Lady, I’m your knight in shining armor and I love you
You have made me what I am and I am yours
My love, there’s so many ways I want to say “I love you”
Let me hold you in my arms forever more

You have gone and made me such a fool
I’m so lost in your love
And oh, we belong together
Won’t you believe in my song?

Lady, for so many years I thought I’d never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Forever, let me wake to see you each and every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear

In my eyes, I see no one else but you
There’s no other love like our love
And yes, oh yes, I’ll always want you near me
I’ve waited for you for so long

Lady, your love’s the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
‘Cause, my love, there’s somethin’ I want you to know
You’re the love of my life, you’re my lady

Songwriters: Lionel B. / Jr Richie
Lady lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc