Quartet

We will love forever (this eternity), For in (this) love, I'm alive, I'm alive

i I Wanna Learn
(Anderson / Howe / Wakeman / Bruford)


I wanna learn more about you
We haven't spoke in quite a while
And all of the dreams that come true
So surprising how it catches you

I wanna learn more about me
I've been sinking like a setting stone
And now the dreams are realising it's true
That's why I wanna learn about you

I wanna know more about life
And things that can fly in between my mind
I wanna change all that I dream about
My waking and my so many lives, oh my

I wanna learn more about you
We haven't spoke in quite a while
Just let me, let me come through
I'll give you my heart, my life for life

ii She Gives Me Love
(Anderson / Howe / Wakeman / Bruford / Dowling)


She give me love
When love had gone away
When the pressure came so fast
She give me love
Long distance runaround
And in between the pressure
I was summoned

How did we dance on the south side of the sky
We saw the flags flying on the moon
And thru the gates of delirium so fast
Believing in the light was a beginning
Only to believe in you
Only to believe in you

She give me love
When I was losing fast
I was awakened by the dream
She was the love for me
the first and last
And all that I remembered
Was the roundabout
Only to believe in you
Only to believe in you

iii Who Was The First
(Anderson / Howe / Wakeman / Bruford)


Who was the first to show
The moon at night
Is never so far away
We are the first to define the
Languages of love

Who was the first to learn
The universal consciousness divine
We are the first to discover
This day in our time

And when the history of science
Re-writes itself each day
We're living in days of wonder Simon says
So wonderful true believer
So wonderful I'm alive
Just take this world of life
Each day at a time

So up this universal
Combinations of the word
I'll try so hard to fulfill my belief

Take me I'm a love you
I'm a love you
No change in my mind
I'll walk with you to the ends of the earth

I wanna learn more about you
We haven't spoke in quite a while
I wanna learn more about me
We haven't spoke in quite a while

So up this universal
Combinations of the word
So up this universal
Word of love

Take me I'm a love you
I'm a want you
No need to change my mind
I'll walk with you to the end of the earth

I wanna learn more about you
We haven't spoke in quite while
I wanna learn more about me

iv I'm Alive
(Anderson / Howe / Wakeman / Bruford)


Only when you looked
Did I realise
Someone broke into your life
How we hurt and never show it
Come into my world hold me
In your arms
There's a mystery to the touch
How it heals so
When we're broken

I believe that all the fear you've had
Can gently fly away

We experience we hold together
Lost in one embrace

We will love forever (this eternity)
For in (this) love, I'm alive, I'm alive

Only when you spoke
Did I realise
How you understand this life

How you help me
With your eyesight

Only when we touched
Did it all come through
How you understand my life
How you helped me with your light
How you helped me with your light

Visions Of Angels

Standing in a forest gazing at the sun
looking at the trees but there's not even one
See a rippling stream that smiles and then goes by
run to feel its comfort but the water's dry.

I see her face and run to take her hand
Why she's never there I just don't understand
The trumpets sound my whole world crumbles down

Visions of angels all around
dance in the sky
Leaving me here
forever goodbye.

As the leaves will crumble so will fall my love
for the fragile beauty of our lives must fade
Though I once remember echoes of my youth
now I sense no past, no love that ends in love

Take this dream the stars have filled with light
As the blossom glides like snowflakes from the trees
In vengeance to a god no-one can reach.

Visions of angels all around
dance in the sky
Leaving me here
forever goodbye.

Ice is moving and world's begun to freeze
see the sunlight stopped and deadened by the breeze
Minds are empty bodies move insensitive
some believe that when they die they really live

I believe there never is an end
God gave up this world its people long ago
Why she's never there I still don't understand

Visions of angels all around
dance in the sky
Leaving me here
forever goodbye.

Visions of angels all around
dance in the sky
Leaving me here
forever goodbye.

State of Independence

...

Sounds like a signal from you
Bring me to meet your sound
And I will bring you to my heart

Love like a signal you call
Touching my body, my soul
Bring to me, you to meet me here

Home be the temple of your heart
Home be the body of your love
Just like holy water to my lips

(hey, hey)
Yes I do know how I survive
Yes I do know why I'm alive
To love and be with you
Day by day by day by day

...

My Lady of Dreams

Save me a place in the heart of your hearts
When you think of love never forsake me
Wanting and dreaming you each time I think of you
Lying naked beside me

Only a lady of dreams
She will bring magic to sing to your heartstrings
Only a lady of dreams
Come alive, you are all that I desire

Save me a place in the heart of your hearts
When you think of dreams never forsake me
Wanting and holding you
Each time I come to you lying naked beside you

Only a lady of dreams
Could there be magic to sing to your heartstrings
Only a lady of dreams
Come alive, you are all that I desire

Something tells me, this is love that surrounds
Only a fool without wisdom can see
Blind as I am, in your eyes
My lady of dreams
Blind as I am, in your eyes
My lady of dreams

Save me, save me a place in your heart
Tears escape from me when we're apart
Please dream of me now
My lady of dreams

My thoughts and wishes are love that surrounds
Mysteries hold you, then fly you away
You know you are my life, my lady of dreams
You know you are my life, my lady of dreams

Save me a place in the heart of your hearts
When you think of love, never forsake me
Wanting and dreaming you
Each time I think of you lying naked beside me

Only a lady of dreams
She will bring magic to sing to your heartstrings
Only a lady of dreams
Come alive, you are all that I desire

Something tells me, this is love that surrounds
Only a fool without wisdom can see
Blind as I am, in your eyes
My lady of dreams
Blind as I am, in your eyes
My lady of dreams

 

-- Kitaro & Jon Anderson

Annie's Song

I printed the lyrics and gave them to Jackie just days before she died. 
They were still laying next to her computer when we came home from the hospital.

You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again

Come let me love you
Let me give my life to you
Let me drown in your laughter
Let me die in your arms
Let me lay down beside you
Let me always be with you
Come let me love you
Come love me again

You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses

Come fill me again

 

Just Breathe

Jackie's brother, Tim, stepped outside his comfort zone (as he put it) in a big way and sang this solo, a cappella at Jackie's funeral. It was nothing short of amazing. Thank you Tim! 

 

This is from the 2009 concert at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Jackie and I were there (as well as Tim).

Warning: Adult language at the beginning of the video.

Willie Nelson does a pretty good rendition too.

Yes, I understand that every life must end, uh-huh
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, uh-huh
Oh I'm a lucky man, to count on both hands the ones I love
Some folks just have one, yeah, others, they've got none

Stay with me...
Let's just breathe...

Practiced all my sins, never gonna let me win, uh-huh
Under everything, just another human being, uh-huh
I don't wanna hurt, there's so much in this world to make me bleed

Stay with me
You're all I see...

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see
No one knows this more than me

As I come clean...
I wonder everyday, as I look upon your face, uh-huh
Everything you gave
And nothing you would save, oh no

Nothing you would take
Everything you gave...

Did I say that I need you?
Oh, did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
And I come clean, ah...

Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
Hold me til I die
Meet you on the other side...

 

Ripples - Genesis

Blue girls come in every size
Some are wise and some otherwise
They got pretty blue eyes
For an hour a man may change
For an hour her face looks strange
Looks strange, looks strange

Marching to the promised land
Where the honey flows and takes you by the hand
Pulls you down on your knees
While you're down a pool appears
The face in the water looks up
And she shakes her head as if to say
That it's the last time you'll look like today

Sail away, away
Ripples never come back
Gone to the other side
Sail away, sail away

The face that launched a thousand ships
Is sinking fast, that happens you know
The water gets below
Seems not very long ago
Lovelier she was than any that I know

Angels never know it's time
To close the book and gracefully decline
The song has found a tale
My, what a jealous pool she is
The face in the water looks up
She shakes her head as if to say
That the blue girls have all gone away

Sail away, away
Ripples never come back
They've gone to the other side
Look into the pool
Ripples never come back
Dive to the bottom and go to the top
To see where they have gone
Oh, they've gone to the other side

Have I told you lately (that I love you)

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do

For the morning sun in all it's glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
You fill my life with laughter
And somehow you make it better
Ease my troubles that's what you do
There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
To the one, to the one

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
To the one, to the one

And have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
You fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
Take away all my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
Take away all my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that's what you do

Van Morrison

Rod Stewart Live june 2008

Isn't Life Strange - The Moody Blues

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love

Isn't life strange?
A turn of the page
Can read like before
Can we ask for more?

Each day passes by
How hard man will try
The sea will not wait
You know it makes me
Want to cry, cry, cry

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wish I could be in your eyes
Looking back there your were
And here we are

Isn't love strange?
A word we arrange
With no thought or care
Maker of despair

Each breath that we breathe
With love we must weave
To make us as one
You know it makes me
Want to cry, cry, cry

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wish I could be in your eyes
Looking back there you were
And here we are

Isn't life strange?
A turn of the page
A book without light
Unless with love we write

To throw it away
To lose just a day
The quicksand of time
You know it makes me
Want to cry cry, cry

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wish I could be in your eyes
Looking back there you were

  

Yes - Every Little Thing

There is one thing I’m sure of, I will love her forever, For I know love will never die

ok, here's the original ...

When I'm walking beside her
People tell me I'm lucky
Yes, I know I'm a lucky guy
I remember the first time
I was lonely without her
Can't stop thinking about her now

Every little thing she does
She does for me, yeah
And you know the things she does
She does for me, oooh

When I'm with her I'm happy
Just to know that she loves me
Yes, I know that she loves me now
There is one thing I'm sure of
I will love her forever
For I know love will never die

Every little thing she does
She does for me, yeah
And you know the things she does
She does for me, oooh

Every little thing she does
She does for me, yeah
And you know the things she does
She does for me, oooh
Every little thing
Every little thing

Genesis - Afterglow

Since this song first came out in 1977 I've imagined it played at my funeral - a message from me to the living, to those I love. Now that I've lost Jackie, it takes on a new meaning for me as the one still living missing the one I love. 
I would search everywhere just to hear her call. I miss her more.


Like the dust that settles all around me,
I must find a new home.
The ways and holes that used to give me shelter,
Are all as one to me now.
But I, I would search everywhere
Just to hear your call,
And walk upon stranger roads than this one
In a world I used to know before.
I miss you more.

Than the sun reflecting off my pillow,
Bringing the warmth of new life.
And the sounds that echoed all around me,
I caught a glimpse of in the night.
But now, now Ive lost everything,
I give to you my soul.
The meaning of all that I believed before
Escapes me in this world of none, no thing, no one.

And I would search everywhere
Just to hear your call,
And walk upon stranger roads than this one
In a world I used to know before.
For now Ive lost everything,
I give to you my soul.
The meaning of all that I believed before
Escapes me in this world of none,
I miss you more. I miss you more.

Afterglow - www.hackettsongs.com   -- Photo & artwork © Vicedomini

Afterglow - www.hackettsongs.com 
-- Photo & artwork © Vicedomini

Afterglow: the radiance remaining after the light has gone out

We've Got a Groovy Kind of Love

I got this card (and CD) for Jackie sometime in the mid 90's. I think for no particular reason other than we liked the song (even if it is a bit pop). Ever since, we would always dance (and cry) together whenever we heard it.

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When I'm feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I'm not so blue

When you're close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing in my ear

Wouldn't you agree, baby you and me,
we've got a groovy kind of love

Any time you want to, you can turn me on to
Anything you want to, any time at all

When I kiss your lips, ooh I start to shiver
Can't control the quivering inside

Wouldn't you agree, baby you and me,
we've got a groovy kind of love, oho

When I'm feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I'm not so blue

When I'm in your arms, nothing seems to matter
My whole world could shatter, I don't care

Wouldn't you agree, baby you and me,
we've got a groovy kind of love

We've got a groovy kind of love,
We've got a groovy kind of love
 Oho, we've got a groovy kind of love

 

Yes - Onward (our wedding song)

Contained in everything I do, 
    There's a love, I feel for you.

Displayed in all the things I see,
    There's a love you show to me.

Contained in everything I do
There's a love, I feel for you
Proclaimed in everything I write
You're the light burning brightly

Onward through the night
Onward through the night
Onward through the night of my life

Displayed in all the things I see
There's a love you show to me
Portrayed in all the things you say
You're the day
Leading the way

Onward through the night
Onward through the night
Onward through the night of my life

Onward through the night
Onward through the night
Onward through the night of my life

The original version from the Tormato album.

An alternate version from Keys to Ascension (including beautiful guitar work from Steve Howe).