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Friday, November 11, 2005

Loggins and Messina's Danny's Song

These days, I've been listening to one of my favorites songs, the Loggins and Messina hit Danny's Song. I've always loved this very pretty song as it embodies so many of the values I hold dear--the idea that love and commitment are more important than money along with a healthy excitement about a child being born. I wish more popular music would abandon the dark, neurotic themes for this sort of celebration of natural and healthy human feelings.

9 Comments:

Blogger Glen Dean said...

I have never heard that tune Karlo. I agree with what you said though. Love and commitment and family are what really matters in this world. My wife and my son are priceless. Although I am not rich, I consider myself to be wealthy

9:19 PM  
Blogger Karlo said...

You should listen to the song when you get a chance. It's really a very uplifting little tune.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

I've never heard the L&M original, but practically grew up on the Anne Murray cover. It's a beautiful song.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Karlo said...

My wife says that the song is country music. I'm trying to convince her that that's impossible. I couldn't possibly like country music! (I must confess that the instruments, accent, and everything else has a certain country music sort of feel to it.)

9:37 PM  
Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

Glen,
You would LOVE the song. Ck. out the lyrics...it's you and Sanna and baby.

People smile and tell me I'm the lucky one, and we've just begun,
Think I'm gonna have a son.

He will be like she and me, as free as a dove, conceived in love,
Sun is gonna shine above.

Chorus:
And even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with ya honey,
And everything will bring a chain of love.
And in the morning when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eyes,
And tell me everything is gonna be alright.

Seems as though a month ago I was beta chi, never got high,
Oh, I was a sorry guy.
And now I smile and face a girl that shares my name,
Now I'm through with the game, this boy will never be the same.

(To chorus:)
Pisces, Virgo rising is a very good sign, strong and kind,
And the little boy is mine.
Now I see a family where there once was none, now we've just begun,
Yeah, we're gonna fly to the sun.

(To chorus:)

Love the girl who holds the world in a paper cup, drink it up,
Love her and she'll bring you luck.
And if you find she helps your mind, buddy, take her home,
Don't you live alone, try to earn what lovers own.

(To chorus:)

1:22 AM  
Blogger Raizor's Edge said...

Dear Glen,

RE Although I am not rich,I consider myself to be wealthy.

Eddy Arnold had a song called "The Richest Man in the World" that contained this verse:

I don't have much bank account
My cash on hand is small
But tell me, what are riches
But contentment after all?
Other folks may think I'm poor
But I know it's not so
'Cause when I count my blessings
I'm the richest man I know.


Amen.

Go for the L&M version of the song, as Anne Murray's version left a lot of verses out (she did that with Lightfoot's "Cotton Jenny", too).

5:53 AM  
Blogger Glen Dean said...

I have heard that song. I just didn't know what the name of it was. The version I have heard is Anne Murray though. Cool lyrics, no doubt. That song and the Eddy Arnold song reminds me of the kind of guy my dad was. Of course he and we were never poor, but we certainly weren't rich, at least not as far as material wealth is concerned. He would have done anything for us.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Karlo said...

A strong family is in itself an underestimated form of wealth.

6:37 AM  
Blogger dolphin said...

I've always wondered why there weren't more songs celebrating friendship. Love songs are great, but I think that non-romantic friendships are often overlooked and can be as strong as love relationships, and just as important.

9:25 AM  

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