Music has a way of resurfacing old memories and stirring emotions long since forgotten. Recently, thanks to a random playlist, I had the delight of being reacquainted with the lyrics of the song “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” by Bryan Adams. There was a time when I had my own personal love affair with Bryan Adams and this song. I would play it over and over again while maniacally singing those words out loud with hand gestures and head movements in tow. Somehow over the years with the virtual extinction of CD players, my song got lost in the musical shuffle. Still, for me, this is hands down one of the greatest love songs of all time and believe me there were plenty to choose from back in the days.
So, tell me, does anyone from this latest generation even write love songs like this anymore? Or is it true that the times and the nature and types of relationships these days no longer inspire young writers to pen words like these… ” to really love a woman you’ve got to breathe her, really taste her till you can feel her in your blood and when you can see your unborn children in her eyes, you know you really love a woman.“?
They say songs are a reflection of the times we’re living in. If that’s the case, does it mean that romance as my generation knew it is dead or dying? I hope not, but if it’s true, then you can color me hopelessly romantic because damn, I’ll miss it.
If you would like to hear the entire song click the link below, believe me your heart will appreciate it:
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