oldies and too emo i’m starting to freak out

This just struck me seconds ago while watching Dionne Warwick sing “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” on youtube. And I suddenly felt the spirit of the old, old songs inside my emo self. Simple lyrics (not even poetic), silly music videos, the infamous mullets and outrageous hair, but what the heck, I’m feeling oldies tonight. The good thing about it is I get to reminisce.

PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE – CLIFF RICHARD

I used to sing this to an ex, been telling him to sing this to his current bf at that time. Oh, there goes my dirty little secret, haha. Right, he was away from home and only I, with the loving arms of refuge, was the only space he endured.

And argh, when it was time for my karma, I sang this song to someone else to think he wasn’t even that far away from me.

I know that you’re with him just now as i write
I know you need someone to hold you at night
But I’m begging you, baby
Please don’t fall in love
I knew it might happen when i was away
And now that it’s happened, i just want to say
That I’m begging you, baby
Please don’t fall in love

I’m usually strong but i’m feeling so weak
It wells up inside me, i cry when i speak
But the more i call you on the phone
The more i feel alone
And the less we have to say

We kissed at the airport, we said we could wait
I believe it is we who determine our fate
And i love you more than i can say
Don’t throw it all away
Don’t let it go by

I know you don’t tell me, to spare me the pain
Don’t want you to tell me, i don’t need his name
That i’m begging you, baby
Please don’t fall in love

ALWAYS ON MY MIND – ELVIS PRESLEY

When I miss someone so dear, Elvis is on the whole day! Willie Nelson originally did this song but I like Elvis’ version better.

Maybe I didn`t treat you. Quite as good as I should have.
Maybe I didnt love you. Quite as often as I could have.
Little Things I should have said and done.
I just never took the time.

You were always on my mind

Maybe I didnt hold you. All those lonely, lonely times.
And I guess I never told you. Im so happy that you`re mine.
If I make you feel second best, girl Im sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind

Tell me. Tell me that your sweet love hasnt died

Give me. Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied.

IN MY DREAMS – REO SPEEDWAGON
Never mind the horrendous hair. But the dreamer that I am… Alright, nothing to say anymore.
There was a time some time ago
When every sunrise meant a sunny day, oh a sunny day
But now when the morning light shines in
It only disturbs the dreamland where I lay, oh where I lay
I used to thank the lord when Id wake
For life and love and the golden sky above me
But now I pray the stars will go on shinin, you see in my dreams you love me

Daybreak is a joyful time
Just listen to the songbird harmonies, oh the harmonies
But I wish the dawn would never come
I wish there was silence in the trees, oh the trees
If only I could stay asleep, at least I could pretend youre thinkin of me

cause nighttime is the one time I am happy, you see in my dreams

We climb and climb and at the top we fly
Let the world go on below us, we are lost in time
And I dont know really what it means
All I know is that you love me, in my dreams

I keep hopin one day Ill awaken, and somehow shell be lying by my side
And as I wonder if the dawn is really breakin’
She touches me and suddenly I’m alive

Oh, in my dreams

LONELY WON’T LEAVE ME ALONE – GLENN MEDEIROS

Been trying to research the title of this song for a really long, long time. I got to convince myself that Reo Speedwagon sang this and I really had a hard time looking for this over the internet. Finally, I won’t have to be lonely even though it won’t leave me alone. And I just discovered David Foster and Jermaine Jackson wrote this. Hmm.


Why do I seem to be caught up inside a dream
All my life, it’s always been my shadow and me

Over my shoulder there’s always a voice somewhere
Saying I never should try to set my heart free

I wish that love would come and take me in her arms
Show me what I’ve never known.
Where I could hold someone words like right and wrong
Just fade away like yesterday

Lonely won’t leave me alone
Lonely won’t leave me alone
Why, tell me why, won’t even let me fall in love

Oooooh everywhere I go always by my side
Won’t even let me fall in love

I try and say I love you but the words won’t come through
In my eyes, see all the tears and sad memories
Why can’t I start out new and leave that
old feeling too far behind
I guess that lonely needs company

Around each bend of road
I’m thinking that in time there
will be that rainbow’s end
But when I follow those self illusions
I find that it’s only lonely and me again

Lonely won’t leave me alone
I wish that love would come
Lonely won’t leave me alone
And take me home
Lonely..

SOMETHING IN YOUR EYES – DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

A cute song that Richard Carpenter wrote (I heard Claire dela Fuente has just recorded her version in the US recently). This one can pass up as a soundtrack over a cliche boy-meets-girl slow-mo eyes-locked moments. Scene cut to… characters having porno sex. Kidding.

There was a certain face
That filled a thousand nights
With all the sweetest dreams and promises
Of paradise
But that face was gone
When the dawn would come and steal you
Yet I still could feel you
Waiting just a kiss away

I’d surely know your face
When love would cast its spell

I’d recognize each curve and line of you
I knew it well
Now at last you’re here and I can tell

Something in your eyes it seems
Is all I’ve ever wanted
(And) Something in your smile for me
Is calling out my name
Your eyes, it seems,
Are mirrors of my dreams

In ways I can’t explain
And my heart will never be the same

We never said a word
As if we’d always known
That through the bittersweet of waiting
We were not alone
Now we’re close enough
For the touch of love to find us
Fantasies designed us
But they never really could
Begin to measure you
No pictures ever do
And as I watch you framed in sunlight
And a sky of blue
I know what my life’s been leading to

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