Heart to Heart 452 Perhaps Love

Perhaps Love

Lou Ann and I went to see a movie at the theater here in Sedona ,titled “Great Voices Sing John Denver.”  It was an excellent documentary. The creative team put together a film in which fifteen opera singers, sang Denver’s music. We wept for an hour and a half.  My tears were of the beauty of the words, the orchestrations and the transcendent voices.  John would have loved it.  We discovered, in an audience question and answer session, a couple of not well known things, about John.  He was very disappointed that he did not get invited to sing with the people who made “We Are the World”.  Secondly, he was the number two most popular performer in history, next to Elvis Presley, for RCA records and he wasn’t recognized for it.

John Denver’s words and melodies have had the most profound affect on me than any other performer or music.  There was something innocent about this music.  It came straight from his heart.  I call my self a lyricist.  I love words more than I do the rhythm.  Words are so important to me.  John’s lyrics were for me, deeply spiritual.  Several of his tunes are among the richest and profound songs that I memorized and sing often.  He also wrote and sang many love songs.  One of my favorites is the title of tonight’s blog.  Here are the lyrics:

Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort, it is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble when you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home
Perhaps love is like a window, perhaps an open door
It invites you to come closer, it wants to show you more
And even if you lose yourself and don’t know what to do
The memory of love will see you through
Oh, love to some is like a cloud, to some as strong as steel
For some a way of living, for some a way to feel
And some say love is holding on and some say letting go
And some say love is everything and some say they don’t knowPerhaps love is like the ocean, full of conflict, full of pain
Like a fire when it’s cold outside or thunder when it rains
If I should live forever and all my dreams come true, my memories of love will be of you

Perhaps love is these things and more for many of us. I wish for everyone to feel the love from John Denver’s lyrics.  May they become a reality in our lives!  From my loved heart to yours, Thomas