I’m not sure if I’ve done this before, but I was going through some old playlist and got to remembering. Yes, I love Fuel, The Police, Imagine Dragons, Hozier and some new/old stuff, but some of the time I switch to the old 1940-1960s song book of The Chairman of the Board, Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Mr. Francis Sinatra. I am from New Jersey, so, yeah, natch, right?
As a romance writer, it helps me get in the mood to write love scenes and the interaction of people becoming lovers when I listen to some of the great lyricists of the American Songbook. Those writers had a way of turning a phrase and of creating metaphors and similies that evoke the feeling of love, falling in love and being in love. I wanted to share a few of my faves with you and who better to demonstrate than Sinatra himself?
How Little We Know
“Who cares with your lips on mine…..How ignorant bliss is…
So long as you kiss me ……and the world around us shatters….”
All the Things You Are
“You are the angel glow that lights the star
The dearest things that I know are what you are…”
Fly Me to the Moon
“Fill my heart with song…..
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore…”
Come Fly with Me
“Once I get you up there
I’ll be holding you so near
You may hear
Angels cheer, ’cause we’re together…”
The Best is Yet to Come
“Come the day you’re mine
I’m gonna teach you to fly
We’ve only tasted the wine
We’re gonna drain the cup dry…”
So there you go, my blasts from the romantic past for Music Monday. I hope you enjoyed!