Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday Tunes- "Perhaps Love"

I feel like this song has been on my mind all weekend.  I've been thinking about the fact that my mom loved "Perhaps Love." John Denver wrote it and recorded as a duet with Placido Domingo in 1983.  Such an unlikely duo: country and opera, but it works.  (OK.  I've been thinking about unlikely duos, too!).  Mom was always impressed with how Denver seemed to rise to the occasion of singing with Domingo.

And my favorite line of all-
"And in those times of trouble, when you are most alone,
The memory of love will bring you home."

So here is a favorite.  (There are some Japanese or Chinese subtitles for your viewing pleasure.  Yeah, don't ask!)

"Perhaps Love"

Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm.
It exists to give you comfort, it is there to keep you warm.
And in those times of trouble, when you are most alone,
The memory of love will bring you home.

Perhaps love is like a window, perhaps an open door.
It invites you to come closer, it wants to show you more.
And even if you lose yourself and don't know what to do,
The memory of love will see you through.

Oh love to some is like a cloud, to some as strong as steel.
For some a way of living, for some a way to feel.
And some say love is holding on and some say letting go.
And some say love is everything, some say they don't know.

Perhaps love is like the ocean, full of conflict, full of pain.
Like a fire when it's cold outside, thunder when it rains.
If I should live forever, and all my dreams come true.
My memories of love will be of you.


Kim said...

I don't think I'd heard the song before. It was a wonderful tribute to your Mom, though. I love the words. And those Japanese subtitles - priceless!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful duet! Great song and I don't think that I've heard it before either! Thanks for sharing ~ JKO

B. Meandering said...

In my case, the memory of my mother's love and support has seen me through many a difficult situation. Always with the tears is the joy and wonder that I was blessed with such a wonderful mother.
Beautiful tribute.