When I was reminiscing with Herself about summer camp dances and Three Times A Lady, it occurred to us that there are a great many songs that remind us about particular individuals, locations, or events. We thought we'd spend a bit of time writing about some of the music that Herself connects with certain people or places, or with specific times. Let us take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?
First up: an odd little song - If I Had Words, first heard in the movie, Babe. When this movie first became available on VHS, the rental store had a large cardboard cutout of the pig to advertise the availability of the movie. Offspring the First, who was still quite young at the time, loved that cardboard cutout. There is even a picture of her standing next to it in the family archives.
The lyrics recite a simple proclamation of love and hope. It is a song meant to be sung to exhausted babies, to small children who are sad or distressed, or to other loved ones who need comfort and cheering. Sometimes, we sing it to ourselves. It makes the world seem just a little brighter.
If I had words to make a day for you
I'd sing you a morning golden and new
I would make this day last for all time
Give you a night deep in moonshine.
In which I get my comeuppance
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