Thursday, April 7, 2016

ATF: Soul Sisters 2

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roberta Flack
The first time
Ever I saw your face
I thought the sun
Rose in your eyes
And the moon
And the stars
Were the gifts you gave
To the dark
And the endless sky
My love

The first time
Ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the Earth
Move in my hand
Like the trembling heart
Of a captive bird
That was there
At my command
My love

And the first time
Ever I lay with you
I felt your heart
So close to mine
And I knew our joy

It would fill the Earth
And last ‘til the end of time
My love

The first time
Ever I saw
Your face
Your face
Your face
Your face



Midnight Train to Georgia
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Mmm
L.A.
Proved too much for the man
Too much for the man
He didn't make it
So he's leavin' the life
He's come to know
Oh oh
He said he's goin'
He said he's goin' back to find
Goin' back to find
Oh oh oh oh
What's left of his world
The world he left behind
Not so long ago

He's leaving
Leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Leavin' on the midnight train
Yeah
Said he's goin' back
Goin' back to find
To a simpler place and time
A simpler place and time
Oh yes he is
Gonna be right by his side
And I'll be with him
I know you will
On that midnight train to Georgia
Leavin' on a midnight train
Whoa whoa
I'd rather live in his world
Live in his world
Than live without him
In mine
World
World
His
His
And his alone

He kept dreamin'
Dreamin'
Oh that someday he'd be a star
Superstar
But he didn't get far
But he sure found out the hard way
That dreams don't always come true
Dreams don't always come true
Oh no
Uh-uh
Uh-uh
No

So he pawned all his hopes
Oh oh oh oh
And he even sold his old car
Oh oh oh oh
Bought a one way ticket back
To the life
He once knew
Oh yes he did
He said he would
Oh oh

He's leavin’
Leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Leavin' on the midnight train
Yeah
Said he's goin' back to find
Goin' back to find
Oh a simpler place and time
A simpler place and time
Yes I'm gonna be right by his side
And I'm gonna be with him
I know you will
On that midnight train to Georgia
Leavin' on a midnight train to Georgia
Woo woo
I'd rather live in his world
Live in his world
Than live without him in mine
He's leavin’
Leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Leavin' on the midnight train
Yeah
Said he's goin' back to find
Goin' back to find
Oh a simpler place and time
A simpler place and time
Yes I'm gonna be right by his side
And I'm gonna be with him
I know you will
On that midnight train to Georgia
Leavin' on a midnight train to Georgia
Woo woo
I'd rather live in his world
Live in his world
Than live without him in mine
World
World
His
His
And his alone

Oh hey hey
Go
Gonna board
Gonna board
                                  Tthe midnight train to ride
Gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board
The midnight train to Georgia
Uh huh
Gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board
The midnight train to Georgia
My world
His world
Our world
The midnight train to Georgia
I've got to go
I've got to go
I've got to go…

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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8 comments:

  1. Always loved both of these ladies. If I Were Your Woman, by Gladys Knight, is one of my own ATFs!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Silver Fox!!! Please forgive me for being so narrow-minded, but I would not like for you to be my woman. (LOL?)

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  2. I always liked that Roberta Flack song

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! It sounds better in my head than what I found on YouTube.

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t4LpqKpFYI

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Martin!!! Yes, Leona did an incredible job with the song.

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  4. Roberta Flack was tremendously talented. She could take a song and wrap it around your heart.

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