Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our Love is Here to Stay...

George Gershwin wrote both the song & the lyrics. It was Lucille and Julian Davidson's song, and they lived up to it. I remember as a teen ager thinking the idea of my parents having a song was corny...I didn't get it, of course.

Now, I dedicate the same song, Our Love is Here to Stay, to my steady, stable soul mate and partner, Camilla. She and I are moving at some time in the near future--and it doesn't matter where. She will be with me in the new place and all places for always.

It's very clear
Our love is here to stay
Not for a year, but ever and a day

The radio And the telephone
And the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies and in time may go...

But oh my dear
Our love is here to stay
Together we're going a long long way

In time the Rockies may crumble
Gibraltar may tumble
They're only made of clay
But our love is here to stay.

Sung here by vocalist and artist Denee Barr who cites some of her musical influences, including Carole King, Leontyne Price, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Elton John. Denee continues: From pop to classical, soul, r&b, rock, and jazz, singing to me is about expressing our thoughts in a lyrical way for music has resonance. When I sing a nostalgic song I connect with older audiences and re-connect younger audiences with music that transcends time. I've been singing since I was a young child back in the 1970's growing up in Washington, DC. I sing for the joy of singing as a creative and spiritual outlet. Music still remains a great universal language no matter who or where you are.


Anonymous said...

I wanted you and Denee to know how very, very nice it was to hear her sing. It is the perfect ending to my day.

I listen to her again...and again...again.

M. Stewart
Ellicott City

Anonymous said...

cute, kay! good to to see/hear denee. nice touch!


Anonymous said...

Great song!

Bob F.
San Diego, CA

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely song and this blog about Camilla and your moving a great reminder of what is truly important in our life . . not our spaces, but our relationships.

Karen Olson
Redmond, WA

Caroline Gill said...

Another wonderful Camilla painting, Kay. I enjoyed the song, too.