Released: 17 November 1980
John Lennon: vocals, acoustic guitar
Earl Slick, Hugh McCracken: electric guitar
Tony Levin: bass guitar
George Small: piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
Michelle Simpson, Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason Jacks, Eric Troyer: backing vocals
14 April 2010
I just mentioned this song in the newly created thread asking for our favorite John Lennon vocals. I came here to post more thoughts about this tune and was more than mildly surprised that there was no discussion about it.
This song touches me deeply. The lyrics contain thoughts and words that I have said to my beautiful bride of 33+ years. Every time I hear it, without fail, I have to wipe away at least one tear. I remember, a few years ago, I posted a story about hearing this song over a PA system while shopping in a home improvement store. I can't remember whether it was Lowe's or Home Depot, but I digress. The bottom line is, I was openly singing along to it because I loved it and knew every line as if I'd written it myself. In my mind I had. Anyway, I think I may have hidden from sight behind a stack of lumber or a large potted plant or something, because I did not want anyone to see me weeping while I was singing.
"So let me tell you again and again and again - I love you, yeah, yeah - Now and forever"
Yeah...love this song.
*aaaaand here come the waterworks*
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15 February 2015
Awwww @Zig, you're a dear.
Even though I can't personally relate to the song, John's magic is such that I can feel an inkling of what he and you must feel, and it is truly beautiful.
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26 January 2017
This song touches me deeply.
Me too. Nice to read that Zig.
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