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Evergreen, by Babs herself.

Co-written with Paul Williams for the updated version of the movie A Star Is Born.

I prefer Roy Orbison's 1964 song titled Evergreen:

Sometimes love will bloom in the springtime

Then like flowers, in summer, it will grow

Then just fade away in the winter

When the cold winds begin to blow

But when it's evergreen ... evergreen

It will last through summer and winter too

When love is evergreen ... evergreen

Like my love for you.

So hold my hand and tell me you'll

Be mine through laughter or through tears

Then let the whole world see

How love will be

Evergreen through all the years

For when it's evergreen ... evergreen

It will last through summer and winter too

When love is evergreen ... evergreen

Like my love for you.

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I heard this one on the radio today and remembered back when I'd heard it the first time, it still makes me *sigh*

I'll Be

Edwin McCain

The strands in your eyes

That color them wonderful

Stop me and steal my breath

Emeralds from mountains

That thrust towards the sky

Never revealing their depth

And tell me that we belong together

Dress it up with the trappings of love

I'll be captivated; I'll hang from your lips

Instead of the gallows of heartache

That hang from above

(Chorus)

I'll be your crying shoulder

I'll be love's suicide

I'll be better when I'm older

I'll be the greatest fan of your life

Rain falls angry on the tin roof

As we lie awake in my bed

You're my survival

You're my living proof

My love is alive and not dead

And tell me that we belong together

Dress it up with the trappings of love

I'll be captivated; I'll hang from your lips

Instead of the gallows of heartache

That hang from above

(Chorus)

And I've dropped out, I've burned up

I fought my way back from the dead

I've tuned in, turned on

Remembered the thing that you said

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

The greatest fan of your life

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Speaking of Edwin McCain, here's another good one from him:

I Could Not Ask For More - Edwin McCain

Lying here with you

Listening to the rain

Smiling just to see the smile upon your face

These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive

These are the moments I'll remember all my life

I found all I've waited for

And I could not ask for more

Looking in your eyes

Seeing all I need

Everything you are is everything to me

These are the moments

I know heaven must exist

These are the moments I know all I need is this

I have all I've waited for

And I could not ask for more

[Chorus]

I could not ask for more than this time together

I could not ask for more than this time with you

Every prayer has been answered

Every dream I have's come true

And right here in this moment is right where I'm meant to be

Here with you here with me

These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive

These are the moments I'll remember all my life

I've got all I've waited for

And I could not ask for more

[Chorus]

I could not ask for more than the love you give me

'Coz it's all I've waited for

And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more

And of course, one old standard I love

The Very Thought Of You - Nat King Cole

The very thought of you and I forget to do

The little ordinary things that everyone ought to do

Im living in a kind of daydream

Im happy as a king

And foolish though it may seem

To me thats everything

The mere idea of you, the longing here for you

Youll never know how slow the moments go till Im near to you

I see your face in every flower

Your eyes in stars above

Its just the thought of you

The very thought of you, my love

The mere idea of you, the longing here for you

Youll never know how slow the moments go till Im near to you

I see your face in every flower

Your eyes in stars above

Its just the thought of you

The very thought of you, my love

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Actually, this is the best love song ever:

"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"- Bruce Springsteen

Spread out now Rosie doctor come cut loose her mama's reins

You know playin' blind man's bluff is a little baby's game

You pick up Little Dynamite I'm gonna pick up Little Gun

And together we're gonna go out tonight and make that highway run

You don't have to call me lieutenant Rosie and I don't want to be your son

The only lover I'm ever gonna need's your soft sweet little girl's tongue and

Rosie you're the one

Dynamite's in the belfry playin' with the bats

Little Gun's downtown in front of Woolworth's tryin' out his attitude on all the cats

Papa's on the corner waitin' for the bus

Mama she's home in the window waitin' up for us

She'll be there in that chair when they wrestle her upstairs `cause you know we ain't gonna come

I ain't here for business, I'm only here for fun

Rosalita jump a little lighter, senorita come sit by my fire

I just want to be your lover ain't no liar, Rosalita you're my stone desire

Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knees Willie you know they're gonna be there

Ah sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billie they'll be comin' up for air

We're gonna play some pool skip some school act real cool

Stay out all night it's gonna feel alright

Rosie come out tonight, Rosie come out tonight

Windows are for cheaters chimneys for the poor

Closets are for hangers winners use the door

Rosalita jump a little...

Now I know your mama she don't like me `cause I play in a rock and roll band

And I know your daddy he don't dig me but he never did understand

Papa lowered the boom he locked you in your room

I'm comin' to lend a hand

I'm comin' to liberate you confiscate you I want to be your man

Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny

But now you're sad your mama's mad

And your papa says he knows that I don't have any money

Tell him this is last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance

Because a record company Rosie just gave me a big advance

My tires were slashed and I almost crashed but the Lord had mercy

My machine she's a dud out stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey

Hold on tight stay up all night `cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong

By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms

I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way

There's a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day

You can hear them in the back room strummin'

So hold tight baby `cause don't you know daddy's comin'

Rosalita jump a little...

You are exactly correct! Bruce has even said it is his best love song. I can't believe I forgot it, great call on this one! :bow:

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Biggest Part of Me

Ambrosia

Sunrise, there's a new sun a-risin'

In your eyes I can see a new horizon

Realize, that will keep me realizin'

You're the biggest part of me

Stay the night, need your lovin' here beside me

Shine the light, need you close enough to guide me

All my life I've been hopin' you would find me

You're the biggest part of me

CHORUS:

Well, make a wish baby

Well and I will make it come true

Make a list baby

Of the things I'll do for you

Ain't no risk now

In lettin' my love rain down on you

So we can wash away the past

So that we may start anew

Rainbow, risin' up on my shoulders

Love flows, gettin' better as we're older

All I know, all I wanna do is hold her

She's the life that breathes in me

Forever, got a feelin' that forever

Together, we are gonna stay together

For better, for me there's nothin' better

You're the biggest part of me

CHORUS

More than an easy feelin'

She brings joy to me

How can I tell you what it means to me

Flow like a lazy river

For an eternity

I've finally found someone who believes in me

And I'll never leave

CHORUS

Beside me, need your lovin' here beside me

To guide me, keep it close enough to guide me

Inside of me, from the fears that are inside of me

You're the biggest part of me

Forever, got a feelin' that forever

Together, we are gonna stay together

Forever, from now until forever

You're the biggest part of me

You're the life that breathes in me

You're the biggest part of me

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The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Gladys Knight & The Pips

Written by Jim Weatherly

- entered the Billboard Top 40 the week of March 9, 1974 and

stayed for 13 weeks, peaking at #3 the week of April 27, 1974

- soul cover version of Ray Price's #83 country ballad from 1973

- a version by The Persuaders, released March 2, 1974, reached #85

I've had my share of life's ups and downs

But fate's been kind, the downs have been few

I guess you could say that I've been lucky

Well, I guess you could say that it's all because of you

If anyone should ever write my life story

For whatever reason there might be

Ooo, you'll be there between each line of pain and glory

'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me

Ah, you're the best thing that ever happened to me

Oh, there have been times when times were hard

But always somehow I made it, I made it through

'Cause for every moment that I've spent hurting

There was a moment that I spent, ah, just loving you

If anyone should ever write my life story

For whatever reason there might be

Oh, you'll be there between each line of pain and glory

'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me

Oh, you're the best thing that ever happened to me

I know, you're the best thing, oh, that ever happened to me

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:laughing:

You know, Shadows, everytime I see your username I hear Robert Plant singing this line in my head.

:)

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

I'm actually now well past my Led Zeppelin phase that I was in the middle of when I made that name. ;)

When ever I hear that line now, I think of Songfacts.

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I try not to look at the name... I just gather it's Shadows from the avatar and that long sentence on top of it which I do not want to read for the aforementioned reason

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When A Man Loves A Woman ~ Percy Sledge

When a man loves a woman,

Can't keep his mind on nothing else

He'll trade the world for the good thing he's found

If she's bad he can't see it, she can do no wrong

Turn his back on his best friend if he put her down

When a man loves a woman, spend his very last dime

Tryin' to hold on to what he needs

He'd give up all his comfort, sleep out in the rain

If she said that's the way it ought to be

{Chorus}{soc}

Well, this man loves a woman

I gave you everything I had

Tryin' to hold on to your precious love

Baby, please don't treat me bad

When a man loves a woman, down deep in his soul

She can bring him such misery

If she plays him for a fool, he's the last one to know

Lovin' eyes don't ever see

{c:chorus}

When a man loves a woman,

I know exactly how he feels

Coz baby baby baby you're my world

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I Was Made to Love Her ('67) - Stevie Wonder

I was born in Lil' Rock,

Had a childhood sweetheart,

We were always hand in hand.

I was hightop shoes and shirt tails,

Suzy was in pig tails,

I know I loved her even then.

You know my papa disapproved it,

My mama boohooed it,

But I told them time and time again,

"Don't you know I was made to love her,

Built a world all around her"

Yah! Hey, hey, hey.

She's been my inspiration,

Showed appreciation

For the love I gave her through the years.

Like a sweet magnolia tree

My love blossmed tenderly,

My life grew sweeter through the years.

I know that my baby loves me,

My baby needs me,

That's why we made it through the years.

I was made to love her,

Worship and adore her,

Hey, hey, hey.

All through thick and thin

Our love just won't end,

'Cause I love my baby, love my baby. Ah!

My baby loves me,

My baby needs me,

And I know I ain't going nowhere.

I was knee high to a chicken

When that love bug bit me,

I had the fever with each passing year.

Oh, even if the mountain tumbles,

If this whole world crumbles,

By her side I'll still be standing there.

'Cause I was made to love her,

I was made to live for her, yeah!

Ah, I was made to love her,

Built my world all around her,

Hey, hey, hey.

Oo baby, I was made to please her,

You know Stevie ain't gonna leave her, no,

Hey, hey, hey.

Oo wee baby, my baby loves me,

My baby needs me,

Hey, hey, hey.

OO my baby loves me....

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SHE

Evis Costello

music & lyrics: Charles Aznavour/Herbert Kretzmer

She

May be the face I can't forget

The trace of pleasure or regret

May be my treasure or the price I have to pay

She

May be the song that summer sings

May be the chill that autumn brings

May be a hundred different things

Within the measure of a day

She

May be the beauty or the beast

May be the famine or the feast

May turn each day into a heaven or a hell

She may be the mirror of my dreams

The smile reflected in a stream

She may not be what she may seem

Inside her shell

She

Who always seems so happy in a crowd

Whose eyes can be so private and so proud

No one's allowed to see them when they cry

She

May be the love that cannot hope to last

May come to me from shadows of the past

That I'll remember till the day I die

She

May be the reason I survive

The why and wherefore I'm alive

The one I'll care for through the rough in ready years

Me

I'll take her laughter and her tears

And make them all my souvenirs

For where she goes I've got to be

The meaning of my life is

She

She, oh she

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