1013 Lover








When I researched the blog about Taylor Swift and that Netflix docu (blog 1010) and I came across this song, it rang a bell ... a simple song, but I like these lines:


Can I go where you go?

Can we always be this close forever and ever?


Why? Well, that's exactly how my lover & myself feel about each other. So there. Now, that is probably why her songs resonate ... they talk about simple stuff ... about herself ... about her life ... and her love-life. Good on'ya, Taylor.


But something strange happened. This morning I read a story in the paper about Beethoven, an interesting story in itself (my blog 1011) where I found a link between his habit of writing his Conversation Books and social media.


My Taylor Swift blog starts with a story that refers to her excellent management of her social media ... well, Ludwig van Beethoven actually pioneered social media (in a way) ... and all without Insta or fb. Cool.


Anyway, the story lead me back to his music and the strange thing that happened is the fourth movement of his 9th Symphony, the Ode To Joy, brought me to tears. That is strange. I hadn't cried for years. And here I was weeping alongside a piece of music. For good reason I call it the best piece of music ever written (listen to it on my blog ... but beware, it's a little longer than a pop song).


What does all this have to do with Taylor and her song? It's not that it brought me to tears, but I had a warm, fuzzy feeling ... not unlike the feeling I had about her while watching the part of the docu where it's reported how she became political.


And this is the connection to the Ode To Joy:


All people become brothers

Where your gentle wing rests

Who has succeeded in the great attempt

To be a friend's friend

Whoever has won a devoted (partner)

Add his joy to the jubilation


"All people become brothers. Who has succeeded in the great attempt to be a friend's friend and who has won a devoted partner, add his joy to the jubilation", must be among the greatest lines ever used in a song ... a bit like:


Can I go where you go?

Can we always be this close forever and ever?



Hmmm, coming to think of it, here’s another song I really like the words of, Nature Boy written in 1947 by the American eden ahbez ... who lived a bucolic life and studied Oriental mysticism; it was a hit for Nat King Cole.

 

The greatest thing

You'll ever learn

Is just to love

And be loved in return










Lover


Taylor Swift


We could leave the Christmas lights up 'til January

This is our place, we make the rules

And there's a dazzling haze, a mysterious way about you, dear

Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years?


Can I go where you go?

Can we always be this close forever and ever?

And ah, take me out, and take me home

You're my, my, my, my

Lover


We could let our friends crash in the living room

This is our place, we make the call

And I'm highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you

I've loved you three summers now, honey, but I want 'em all


Can I go where you go?

Can we always be this close forever and ever?

And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)

You're my, my, my, my

Lover


Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand?

With every guitar string scar on my hand

I take this magnetic force of a man to be my

Lover


My heart's been borrowed and yours has been blue

All's well that ends well to end up with you

Swear to be overdramatic and true to my

Lover


And you'll save all your dirtiest jokes for me

And at every table, I'll save you a seat,

Lover


Can I go where you go?

Can we always be this close forever and ever?

And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)

You're my, my, my, my

Oh, you're my, my, my, my

Oh, you're my, my, my, my

Darling, you're my, my, my, my

Lover
































 

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