Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Love Is Only Sleeping"

Day 20 of 31 Days of The Monkees:

Today is absolutely beautiful! It is 85°F at 3 p.m., and it's only the first day of Spring!!

We've had a couple of dry days in a row, so I've been able to get outside to do some yard work. We're supposed to get more showers later this week, but hopefully they won't hang around for long. Clean up is still going on for tornado victims in the area, and now I read that there has been a bad earthquake in Mexico -- 7.9 I think. I guess we'll get more info on deaths and destruction as the day goes on.

My allergies have really been bad this year so far, so I know it will be bad as the season goes on. Need to stock up on Claritin D!

Today's song is "Love Is Only Sleeping", written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, with Mike singing lead. This song was supposed to have been issued as a single, but there was a manufacturing error, so they issued "Daydream Believer" with "Goin' Down" on the B side instead. So the song came out on the fourth album. It's a good song, strong vocals from Mike, nice back up from the other boys, and the lyrics and melody are good.

P.S. I'm going back and adding the lyrics to all my previous posts.

Lyrics:

She looked at me
And the emptiness in her eyes was cruel to see
Then she turned away and said,
"Once I loved, but love is dead."
And I whispered, "Sometimes love is only sleeping."

She said, "I cannot cry
And I cannot give or feel or even try."

And her voice was hard and cold
Then her sweet young face looked old
And I whispered, "Sometimes love is only sleeping."

Through the endless days and nights
Could not help but wrap herself in sorrow (sorrow)
Through the endless days and nights
She waited for a shiny new tomorrow
Love was sleeping (sleeping) sleeping

She looked at me
And her smiling tears were warm and sweet and free
And the moonlight kissed her eyes
As it mingled with our sighs
And she whispered, "Sometimes love is only sleeping."
And she whispered, "Sometimes love is only sleeping."

Only sleeping
Only sleeping
Only sleeping
Only sleeping





1 comment:

FrankandMary said...

Every single person I've run into the last week has allergies or a cold..or both.