Far-away love on the beach

Inspire Me Thursday‘s invitation for “beach” contributions reminded me of a song by John Cale. I tried to find it on Youtube, but it’s not there. So the lyrics will have to do, which is a shame … it’s a romantic song full of nostalgia, and the beach figures prominently in the music as the surf … the coming and going of waves … the coming and going of memories, of love. And it might just be tongue-in-cheek as well.

Emily

Oh Emily, I’d love to be
Down by the sea with you
Having tea with you
Walking hand in hand
On the shifting sands
Maybe we’ll love again
Maybe we’ll love again

Soon the time will come
When we must say
Goodbye my dear dear friend
Till we meet again
Though I’m far away
I’ll still hear you say
Maybe we’ll love again
Maybe we’ll love again

Hold my hand
On the sand
And say once more
Like before
Maybe we’ll love again
Maybe we’ll love again

Maybe we’ll love again

– Written by John Cale

from the album “Fear” (1974)

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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