Sunday, January 06, 2013

I believe.

I don't know why I have never written anything about Noel Coward.  In so many ways he has been an elegant inspiration to what I love so dearly, the joy of words put together in uniquely fantastic ways to bring insight and truth to so many.

He wrote If Love Were All for his operetta in three acts Bitter Sweet.  As always the story unfolds through the words chosen and put together speaking heart felt volumes..

I believe in doing what I can
In crying when I must
In laughing when I choose
Hey ho, if love were all
I should be lonely.

I believe the more you love a man,
The more you give your trust,
The more you're bound to lose.

Although when shadows fall
I think if only
Somebody splendid really needed me
Someone affectionate and dear
Cares would be ended if I knew that he
Wanted to have me near.

But I believe that since my life began
The most I've had is just a talent to amuse.
Hey ho, if love were all

Words and music are a beautiful reminder that we all ride the wave of love throughout our lives.
I believe.  Love is all.

Here's an amazing treasure from 1966 with Carmen Mcrea sharing the heart of this song...

If Love is all From Noel Coward's show Bittersweet.

Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.

--Noel Coward